Crush time…coffee and mountain dew anyone??

It’s seriously crunch time, or as Steve would put it, “crush time”!  The semester, and my college career, are alllllmost over!  But this is the unavoidable part of the semester when all the projects and presentations are due and the amount of work has been pretty stressful so far.  I try not to let the stress get to me but it’s hard because so much is riding on doing well in these last two weeks.  The important thing to remember though is that I have God on my side.  I know that God will sustain me and give me peace through these challenging couple of weeks.  The verse that comes to mind is Philippians 4:6-7 which says, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made know to God; and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”  Knowing that God is there for me gives me peace that He has taken care of my greatest need in forgiving my sins and that He can certainly strengthen me and comfort me during a tough time like this!  If we take our requests before God in prayer and supplication and thanksgiving God will comfort us and give us peace to make it through trials and come out stronger in faith!  Praise be to God for His salvation and mercy!

End of semester

I can’t believe another semester is just about over.  It’s amazing how quickly time passes now days.  It seems like only yesterday that I was moving back into my dorm for the fall semester and now I’m packing up to go home for the holidays.  Don’t get me wrong, I love breaks a lot!  It’s just a little sad that this is my last winter break ever before I have to work full time. 😦 I don’t want to waste this break!  I’m determined to use this break for Jesus in any way possible!  Because when I’m most satisfied when I’m most satisfied with Christ and living for Him alone.  Breaks are always a good way to start afresh in terms of redeeming my schedule of devotions and time in the Word.  We discussed this last night in accountability and how all the guys in my group can be encouraging and reminding each other to be spending time in the Word and with God.  Steve and I are working on memorizing scripture to be our motivation to spend time with God every day.  I also want to use this break to spend lots and lots of time with Jess because her next semester is going to be crazy and she’s going to have tons of work to do all the time.  I want to bless her a lot during this break  make sure that we both can get the most out of this break!  After the spring semester she’s leaving for China for two months so I won’t see her at all over the summer.  I feel a huge burden to make this winter break count.  But I know that the grace of God will be with me and strengthen me to live up to His plan for me.

I also want to start a new section on my blog specially designed for the Christmas season!  It’s called the reason for the season!  I’m just going to post verses from the Bible that declare the true meaning for the Christmas season and why it is so important for the whole world.  The first one will be tonight and the verse is:

Isaiah 9:6-7

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Prince of Peace.  Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore.”