14 February 2011

happy valentine's day to all!

I am really bad at keeping up with my blog. I've experienced several things since my last post, and once in a while I think about writing about it, then I get lazy and decide not to... argh.

This morning I woke up to several text messages from my Korean friends, saying "Snow is dropping! It's snowing!" And I'm sure that the moment I step foot outside my door I will hear every English-speaking Korean say, "This is so uncommon for Busan!" Well, snow really is uncommon here (but much more common to the north).

This past week I've been feeling really dry spiritually, and I've been coming out of the 'honeymoon phase' with life in Korea. It's like my eyes have been opened, and I'm starting to see things as they are. People here, Koreans and foreigners alike, just like anywhere in the world, are constantly on the lookout for love, for something that will satisfy them. Today I sense that God is purifying this city. He wants to pour out his love. He wants people to know him and his love. We were made for love and new life!

"Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we'd better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we're in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he's there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!" (Hebrews 12:1-3, Message)

I hope you dive deeper into his love today. Happy Valentine's Day!! <3


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