SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT: Paige A.
God spoke to me this week in a few different ways and planted some important thoughts in my head that I don’t think I will ever be able to forget.
You know that feeling when the day could potentially be beautiful, but clouds are everywhere and the sun seems to be nonexistent? You know that if only the clouds would just blow over, it would probably be so pretty outside… I feel like this is a great analogy to describe how our relationship with God can be. Sometimes I get so Immersed in technology, social media, and things of this world that it seems to block my view of the Lord. Thinks like Facebook, Instagram and movies act like giant clouds, engulfing my life and keeping me from focusing on Who’s most important of all. While in El Salvador, most of the week I kept my phone tucked away, except for a few occasions.
Crazy cool miracles all around …
The difference this made in my mood astounded me! I lived in the moment. I left America in America, and focused on where God had me at that very moment. God is constantly working in big and small ways. So often our faces are shoved into our phones and we miss the things He wants to show us. Crazy cool miracle are happening all around us and we are missing them!
Be in the hear and now
We can’t stop thinking about taking that picture, or creeping on everyone else’s lives, and God is trying to show you something… Something greater, and far more fulfilling than the ways the world captures our attention. The peace I feel when I turn my phone off, or leave it at home really makes a difference. This week challenged me to daily live like this. Be in the here and now.
Don’t miss THIS moment.
Melissa Gilley & The Bruce Gilley Memorial Foundation –
Thank you so much for supporting me and giving me and giving me the opportunity to make a difference in El Salvador. You guys are truly in the life changing business, because without your support I wouldn’t have gotten the opportunity to invest in the lives of those who don’t know the Lord in El Salvador. Here’s an overview of what I took away from my time there.