What a long weekend it was...
Bonfires, BBQ's and everything in between. In the midst of it all I found myself wondering, what's it all for? The fun, the laughing, the stories, the partying, the sports, the music, where does it all go to? What does it produce, but only memories that we'll remember maybe once again when we get older. I often find myself repeating this pattern every weekend and the only end result of it is waking up Monday morning, so unrested.
Living for the weekend, as they call it.
As a follower of Christ, I don't think its wrong to have fun. But, I do think its wrong to not remember Him, or include Him, or make Him the priority of the night, the morning, the afternoon. After all it does say...
"You shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul; and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up." Deuteronomy 11:18-19
These people had Christ in their minds at all times, so that means we can too. In our day to day living, when we brush our teeth, we can honour Him. When we go to work, we can honour Him. Our minds are trained to be dormant and not active. Christ calls for an active mind, an active mind is an honouring mind. Yes we can be physically active, but we can be spiritually dead.
Which one matters more?
Speaking of activity, I've been getting more involved in my other artistic abilities, (i.e. film and photography) Go check out my "Photos" page on this website, if you have any tips or tricks of any sort feel free to contact me, I'm still just an amateur haha. Also I've started vlogging on youtube as well, just some day to day stuff and other trip recap videos so feel free to check them out! www.youtube.com/alexpresahq
In other news...
Its funny to think of all the professions I have seriously considered over the course of six years. I've wanted to be a pilot, a paramedic, a firefighter, a tourist guide, a doctor, a graphic designer, a video game designer, a producer, an accountant, an astronaut, a scientist, a scuba diver, a philanthropist, a life saver...(I'm not sure if those last three are professions) But after being out of high school for three years and only coming out with a one year certificate, a failed year and an unaccepted offer, its hard to know what to pick! I think amidst all this God is teaching me one of the greatest lessons in life, if not the greatest lesson called: Patience. Yes I know, the dreaded P word that everyone hates and that no one wants to follow, but that we are called to practice. I don't know if its just me that notices, but its usually the girls that are impatient when they want their food to be served right away. We're like that with God all the time. We whine, we complain, we become bitter, when things don't go our way. What good is it if it does? We trust that God's plans are better than ours (Isaiah 55:8-9) I'm trusting God that His plan for my career will be revealed on His timing not mine. I'm trusting God that His plan, yet heavy and burdensome, is hearty and beautiful.
As I said in my second last post...things take time.
Patience is so important, because as followers of Christ, who are we ultimately waiting for the return of?
We have to be longing for that day, but actively waiting for it. Doing what we can on this side of eternity. Yes its okay to have BBQ's, to have beach days, to have bonfires, to have gatherings and fellowship, but if they're not centred on Christ, its a waste of resources, and waste of time, and an awful waste of a long thought.
I've been doing this for about the past three months now, but I've been making a playlist for the top three songs of every month that speak to me and help me throughout my day. Below is June's playlist. You can go follow it on Spotify or just listen to it here.
Have a great week.