It’s raining right now where I am, and I was thinking about you. Yes, you. Maybe it’s not physically raining where you are, but maybe it’s raining in your life. Maybe you feel like there are many troubles aggravating you. Maybe you’ve lost a loved one recently. Maybe you’re going through a breakup. Maybe you’re not doing so well in college. Maybe a family member has been diagnosed with a disease. Maybe today just really sucks.
But…you’re alive. You are loved. God is taking care of you. He knows what’s best. Rest in the truth that you’re in your Savior’s hands. He makes ALL things work for good. Beauty comes after the pain. Don’t let the rain defeat you. Face your worries with a brave face. The sun comes out tomorrow, but until tomorrow gets here…sing in the rain! ☔️💕
God did not make you for the sake of existing. God made you with a purpose. He made you with the purpose of glorifying His name. God made you to shine the light he gave you. God made you to bloom. God made you to be amazing. He has plans for you you can’t even fathom. He has made you for so much more than this. Continue reading →
I share my [lack of] love story to tell you that you don’t have to rush into love. You don’t have to be desperate. You don’t have to settle for any guy. God is writing your love story. He knows what is best. Get to know Him. Make God your first love and he’ll do the rest. Pursue him. Continue reading →
Today during AP Literature class we were asked the following question: What, if anything, are you willing to die for?
This was my answer:
Am I willing to die for something I believe in? Am I willing to die for my belief in Jesus Christ? I believe that Jesus Christ died for me 2,000 years ago on a cross out of LOVE. I wasn’t even born yet. Nor were my parents, nor my grandparents, nor my great grandparents, nor my great-great-great-great grandparents, for that matter. And yet He died for them, too, simply out of love. He has shown grace and mercy towards me and that is something I cannot repay. And even though as a Christian I am facing and will face trials and tribulations due to my choice to believe in Jesus and all that He stands for, I still choose to live for Christ. And if it came to the point that I would have to die for believing in Him, I would gladly accept it. I am not afraid of dying. To live is Christ, to die is gain. Dying for Christ means meeting Him face to face and listening to Him say “well done”.
When I started doodling on Instagram, I just did it for fun and decided to tag my favorite singer, Moriah Peters, as I had doodled one of her songs. She ended up “liking” it on Instagram, and I was happy to see that she’d seen it. This was an incentive for me, and I started drawing some more. I got comments from many people on my profile, saying great things about my doodles. It was then that I realized that I could use art and what I thought to be simple little doodles to spread Jesus. God has been so good to me, more good than what I deserve, and I want to hear Him say “well done”, which is why I draw. My gabydoodles are centered around those two words: well done.