Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A Candle Shining in a Very Dark Place

You may walk down the halls at your school and feel like you are all alone. You may sit in class and feel like you stick out like a sore thumb. You may think that some days you are fighting a battle that is all uphill. You may feel such peer pressure all around you despite knowing the God inside of you is real. You may be made fun of because of the clothes that you wear. You may be constantly told by your classmates that you need to cut your hair. But don’t forget in these moments that though you may not see Him, God is by your side. He is always there to give you strength and has His arms stretched open wide. Greater is He that is in you than He that is in the world! Just remember God knew what He was doing when He made you a girl! You are a candle shining bright in a very dark place. You are the hope and have the answer for every lost face. Your long un-cut hair is reflecting His glory Your make-up less face is a witness to His grace and redemption story. Your skirt past your knees and modest dress. Tells the world of a Holy God’s unfailing goodness. And then one day when you hear Him say “thou good and faithful servant” You will know that it will all be worth it. And beside you will be the ones that saw His light shining through you. And for eternity you will thankful that you stood your ground even when you felt like you didnt know what to do. The wonder of heaven and the joy of seeing His face. Will make you so glad that you were a candle shining in a very dark place. Written By Lorraine M Orozco

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 2

So this morning I was feeling fine but this afternoon my stomach was killing me! My digestive system apparently is going into overdrive and causing a lot of pain. I am sitll holding on though and believe that God will somehow help me. This has already been a sacrafice and I sort of feel like a wimp. I had hope to write a few new posts but I will have to wait for the weekend when I have a bit more energy and less things to do!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Daniel Fast- Day 1

It has been an incredibly long time since I have written in my blog. I have heard a few people here and there tell me from time to time that reading my blog has blessed them. I have recently been so busy with school, work, and teaching piano lessons that my focus on writing has sadly faded. About a month or so ago I had this idea about doing this fast I had heard about called the Daniel Fast. There are many of you who have heard about this type of fast also and may even have done it yourself with great results. I had a few moments this Summer that made me realize that I needed to do something extreme to revamp my Spiritual Life with God. I want so much more of Him and this felt like the best way to go about reaching this goal. I like many of you, have so many prayer requests and needs in my life at this time and I have to believe that God will answer. There are a lot of posts that I want to write during my 10 day Daniel Fast and I hope to be able to put them all up. I am praying that I can re-dedicating myself to the gift of writing that God has placed on my life. Today I ate the brown rice I made last night. I had some cut up carrots and almonds and took them with me to work as well as a bottled water. I noticed that I was extremely exhausted today so right when I came home from work I took a nap and feel much better. My house is extremely loud right now so I need to find a place to escape in order to get my thoughts with God together. The journey so far looks good!