Today was lovely! Even the dentist part went really well. My temporary fake tooth came out really easy so they didn't have to numb me and my permanent fake tooth looks GREAT. So much better than the last one. My gums bled like crazy but other than that it was a quick and easy process.
Then my dad and I went to the store so I could buy stuff to make homemade pizza on Friday and then we went to Arby's for lunch. It was delicious!! :) And really nice to have some one-on-one time with him.
Came home, took a nap, and then I got down to business. My personal retreat day. I have to have at least one personal retreat day a month in order to be on the leadership team for Impact (one of the campus ministries.) And since I have recently been called to the leadership team it was time to have a PRD. I decided to focus on prayer today since my prayer life has been less than fantastic. First though I wrote in my journal for awhile, decided six things I really wanted to focus on during my prayer time and then read chapter one of Ecclesiastes. I really love Ecclesiastes.
Then I began to pray. I prayed a lot for other people that I've been meaning to pray over. I asked God for peace and maybe some answers about my church situation and the summer. I prayed forgiveness, seeking my own from the Lord and giving it to other people. Then I walked around from room to room in my parent's home, banishing satan away and asking Jesus to come into every room, giving him reign over the house. That was probably the most emotional part of my PRD. To wrap it up I worshiped with music, boy do I love singing and dancing for the Lord (:
I do not have any answers yet, but I sure do have a sense of peace. My prayer life has got to improve. There is such a noticeable difference between the anxieties I normally feel throughout the day and the peace that comes after praying earnestly to my Father and seeking His will and love. It such a beautiful thing. I think one of the verses that rings truest in my life these days is Philipians 4:7, "And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Tuesday, January 13, 2009