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Dang this past week has been crazy!! And it’s not even about work or anything like that. Rather, it’s about the memories and the people that God has surrounded me with. Rather, it’s about the opportunities God gives to us on a daily basis. Rather, it’s enjoying the time you have with friends while you still have it. So where to start:
1. Body Worship- I had the wonderful privilege of doing not only one performance but two performances to a hip hop collaboration of soldiers and with or without you at AACF and RCF. I have to admit at first I was a little reluctant just because I haven’t done it in such a long time plus I’m definitely not in the shape I used to be, but it was such a great time and a great performance. I guess more than anything else, I’ve just been blessed to have the opportunity to lead this body worship group for a year and seeing how much it’s grown from when we started. I don’t tell my team this nearly enough, but I’m very fortunate and beyond blessed to be able to lead this group. Seeing people try and perform things for the first time, people sacrificing their time for practices, and seeing us grow as a team was just so awesome to see. I am so lucky to not only have met the people that I’ve met through body worship, but also just having the chance to get to know them better and just glorify God together. Hopefully, we’ll be able to continue this next year, but even if I’m not, I know there are so many people who are willing, committed, and ready to lead it. I’m excited to see what will happen with this group in the future.
2. Last Small group- I did something at my last small group that I haven’t done in a very long time. I actually gave a testimony. And not just any testimony, but a testimony of what was truly going on in my life. The reason this was so important to me was that I never really share. I’m very closed (or at least used to be) and quite shy even though it doesn’t seem like it. I had this belief that I didn’t need to share what was going on in my life, nor did I want to as it always reminded me of the constant storms going on in my life. But I kept on feeling God’s pull to let me share my story even if it was just with my small group. And well, it was the first time ever that I’ve told people what was truly happening in my life. No hiding, no trying to mask things, just an opportunity to share how much God has built me up in the midst of my trials. Maybe God can use my story to bless other people, just maybe.
3. RCF senior night- It’s kind of scary knowing that you’ll be graduating soon and that this could be your last year with the people that you’ve gotten really close with. Even though I wasn’t at large group a lot the past couple of years, I still felt that I had so many close friends at RCF that it was kind of hard to comprehend leaving. And especially for those really really really close friends (you know who you are), I’ll miss you guys so much and it’s going to be sad when you guys leave. But I know that God has bigger plans for all of you wherever you go. In addition, RCF as a fellowship has been a blessing, especially with small groups. Even though it doesn’t seem like I appreciate it, I do quite a bit. I still remember going my first time as a freshmen and seeing all the memories and all the events that has happened the past 4 years, it’s just absolutely crazy. Time goes by so incredibly fast.
4. Last but not least, I had a friend who accepted Christ during the past week :) which had to have been the highlight of the week. All the things above were great, but the fact that a friend of yours has accepted Christ, I mean that’s the biggest blessing and greatest news you could hear. I still remember when I finally came to Christ, my life changed drastically. It came with a lot of hardship and struggle and honestly, it wasn’t easy. But at the end of it all, I wouldn’t give it up for anything because that’s what defines us. That is what has changed us. And ultimately, we will be seeing our heavenly father. And so to that person, I am so incredibly happy, excited, jubilant, and proud of you. I hope that this new start will mark the start of the most wonderful rebirth.
“What we do here is just the beginning
New life is starting at every ending
We are a part of the story unfolding
This is the weight of the world we are holding
this could be our day
this could be our day”