"I was brutish and ignorant; I was like a beast towards you. Nevertheless, I am continually with you, you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory.
I wouldn't exactly say I'm a fan of math. Yes, it is kinda satisfying when you solve a problem and get the answer correct, but I won't lie and say I like it.
Okay...maybe I kinda hate it?
So, this morning (I wrote this last Monday), I'm doing my math, blah blah blah, and I get to this problem about like the distance between a point and a line. And I'm like, oh yeahh, I know how to do this one! Heh heh...7 minutes later, and I'm near tears (yes, I do cry over math sometimes), staring at a number something like 200/267 (which cannot be simplified). Which I also have to add to another fraction, and then divide that. And to put that in a calculator?? Have you ever tried putting in 265/200 + 14/3 / 20/3 (something like that), when you mean to say this?
It don't work that way. It'll divide the 14/3 by the 20/3 without adding it...but anyway, I'm pretty frustrated and all. I end up skipping that problem altogether and moving on. Fast forward fifteen minutes, and I'm "done" with math and preparing my deluxe mid-course meal (AKA deli ham, yum yum...). I'm just folding it when a verse comes to mind: "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters" (Colossians 3:23). And I was like, heh heh, sorry, God! I hate math and there's no way I'mma try to work with those numbers! And I was like, yeah, He wouldn't keep me out of heaven for this, would He? (also please don't do things just to get into Heaven...we are saved by FAITH, not by WORKS, and it's not all about not going to hell anyway)
Happy Tuesday, fam! Today we have a guest post from a friend of mine, Makyna. She has a gift of writing and loving on people and I know you will be blessed by this! Love you all <3
Hey, there! My name is Makyna! I am the owner of the Instagram @simplylovingjesus and the blog www.makynaelise.com. Emma asked me to share something that was on my heart with you and I don’t know any better to share my heart then to share my journey of battling chronic pain. Enjoy!
At the age of 10, when you ask God to use you in big ways, you think that He will send you to a small village in Africa or ask you to lead someone in your school to Christ. But God's plans for me to be used was unlike those of a village in Africa or leading someone to Christ on the playground! He knew that the things I was about to encounter wouldn't be the same as if He sent me to Africa. Nope, instead at the age of nine I began what would be a LONG journey of not actually being truly diagnosed with a disease but rather being labeled under a broad umbrella of having a Connective Tissue Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
"I have said these things to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation, but take heart;
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"I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all of my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds."