Lianne has been my discipler for almost almost 6 years now… I met her at my first college retreat. She went to the same University as me. We both like green. We both have/had braces. We both had long hair and now have short hair. We both love to eat hahaha. And well it’s it’s been 6 fruitful years. Years of drama (hahaha), adventures, crying, laughing, growing, and loving. It’s been 6 awesome years of staying together despite the fights and misunderstandings.
She is part of the reason why I am who I am today. And I have thankful for that :) For the investment and for the patience. :)
Dearest Lianne, Happy happy birthday! Thank you for everything. Thank God for giving you to me. I love you so much! And yes, I wanna grow old with you :)
P.S. Get married naaaaaaaaa!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!
(2007) <-I couldn’t find a pic of just you and me :|
2011…please post our photo today =)))
I realized I haven’t taken that much photos. 2008 was the booming photo days. haha HAPPY BIRTHDAY LI!!! :)
Work has been toxic. I cried for the first time last week. I’ve been going home around 9:30 PM on an average and one time left at 10:30++ PM. My parents talked to me about my unhealthy lifestyle and even other people at work have mentioned it already. Lord willing it won’t carry on next week.
So anyways the hotel is changing something, instead of a 6 working day schedule it will be 5 days instead. Meaning I get two rest days. :) Praise God.
I really miss my old hobbies… I miss my photography, I miss playing the guitar, the piano… I miss singing in church. I miss writing here on tumblr… So i will write a note tonight and make time for it. I’m so excited for the 5day working schedule…effective november 15 :)
The Spiritual Warfare: Take off the deeds of darkness then put on the armor of light
The spiritual warfare is real and grows more intense as the Day of the Lord Jesus approaches even nearer. And I believe it is necessary for us to be aware of the ongoing warfare that we do not see. If we live ignorantly of such things we will not be equipped to fight the battle that is at hand.
Luke 14:31 “Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Will he not first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand?”
To fight effectively you need to understand who you are going up against. And so it is necessary for us to first understand that there is a battle, and secondly the battle is not against flesh and blood but against the powers of darkness.
Ephesians 6:12 “For our struggles is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
In our older selves we used to live in the darkness, but because of the redeeming blood of Christ we have now been adopted as children of the light. Therefore as children of the light we need to forsake our old ways and live in a way that is worthy of the gospel of Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 5:8, Philippians 1:27)
Romans 13:12 “The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.”
Before we can even put on the armor of light we must FIRST remove the deeds of darkness that we wear. A child of the light cannot continue to live in the darkness.
"Deeds of darkness" simply means a sinful habit that we hide from others. Things done in the dark are things that others don’t see, or can’t see. The Bible is clear about it, "Have NOTHING to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather EXPOSE them." (Ephesians 5:11)
John 3:20 “Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.”
Exposing them is not always easy. It makes us vulnerable. To confess our hidden sins is to reveal the shameful ways we hold on to. But it is necessary. It is when we are willing to come forth and repent that we can start living in the light. It might not be an easy recovery but it is the first step. You have to choose. Will you be a child of the light or will you hate the light? You can’t do both.
Ephesians 6:11 “Put on the FULL armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”
Therefore first remove your deeds of darkness so that you may put on the armor of Light to stand against the schemes of the devil.