And you speak with thunder and lightning
Your voice shakes the mountains; the foundations of the earth
And all I can offer is this fragile breath
And with each one I'll praise you
With each one I'll praise you more.
Oh, how I wish I could make that true, but at least I can try. Excuse the use of present tense in this post since I wrote it around 1:30 AM.
There’s a thunderstorm going on outside. Now and then the lights would flicker as the thunder clashed or the lightning flashed. I prayed, “Lord, please don’t let the lights go out.” Since I was doing something I felt was important and didn’t want to lose power. Then I began to think, what if what I’m doing right now isn’t very important? What if God sent this thunderstorm just to remind me to think of Him, and spare him a few seconds in my busy and distracted mind? Well, it worked. Looking at all the news regarding my country, the people in it, and the people I know, I can easily lose hope. I wonder where all the good has gone, and why we fail to treat evil as we once did. This thunderstorm reminds me of God’s overwhelming power, his inability to be controlled or predicted, and His overall sovereignty in every place and situation. This rampage of water, light, and sound remind me that my God still lives, he still loves, and he still judges. He has been merciful enough to open my eyes to the truth, and the ability to pray for the boldness to open others’ eyes. I thank him for that, and for keeping the lights on.
Switching gears for a moment, depending on who you are, you may or may not know that I will graduate from high school soon, and if you have read my past posts you know that I ask for your support in my various endeavors to gain funds for my journey through college. Well, my new venture is online surveys. I’ve always disliked them, but even though I’m hunting/applying for scholarships and contests, I still feel like I’m not doing enough. Therefore, I’ve starting taking surveys and have successfully earned $7.20 across two different sites. I’m currently registered to four sites. This information is being provided to ask you to check out one of the survey sites I belong to. I earn money from the site when someone joins after they click on my referral link. It costs you absolutely nothing but your time and you will lend me a hand in gaining funds to put toward college. Enough of my rambling, here’s the link:
Well, I think that’s it for now.
Strive to be better.