It made me ache because I feel like I haven't engaged in a while. It inspired me to really become part of this beautiful weave. God has put us each in each other's lives for a reason. I don't want to miss out on what He has purposed!
Then, I went over to Hannah's blog and she writes:
A while back I read on Ann's blog about blessings. I have been thinking on how little time I have left in this season of my life. Who knows what will happen after those six months I am gone... Things will never again be as they are now.
So I want to remember.
I want to praise Him for who He is to me. In this moment.
For the gifts of His love that surround me. For these precious few days I have left.
I will praise His beauty in the now.
God, awaken the eyes of my heart to see the beauty, the good, the pure, the lovely, and the right. I will see You.
"Those who look to Him are radiant, their faces are never covered with shame." Psalm 34:5
I just really want to capture these moments I have here. Every breath is so precious. I feel like I've just been drolling day to day. I hate that. That's not what life is. Life is grasping the moment. Throwing your heart into the ring.
My friend Jenna is leaving in less than a week for Australia. My best friend Hannah will be going to Switzerland in a few months. My buddy Nick is leaving for Germany in 3 months. I am going to Sweden in 3 and then California! What? That's really happening?
It doesn't seem like all of this is real. But it is! I have absolutely CHERISHED these times with these friends. Oh my goodness, Lord, let me not take them for granted. Every moment I can spend with them is SO precious.
Lord, get me out of my little box. I want my heart to be free to love, free to be who I am in You. I am beautiful and I want to offer this beauty to my friends and family.
Lord, let me be a radiant smile, a caring hug, a kind word.
I love you Jesus. You make me worthy of love.
I love you friends. I hope you know that!
All my love,
- Jess <><