I've started this thing where I collect postcards, pamphlets with awesome designs on them, mini posters and stick them up on the wall in front of my study table. It's starting to fill up nicely so when I get to the year end, I shall show you my awesome masterpiece xD
Lately, God has been teaching me to rely on Him and go to Him in prayer for good things and bad things, for small and big things, for requests or even just to say thank you. Today He showed me how amazing He is, and how powerful is the strength He gives to those who ask of it.
So today I had my EAP presentation, which would contribute quite a significant weightage in my overall mark for the subject. I'm usually pretty nervous when it comes to public speaking, I tend to tremble, stutter in my words and even haste in the speed of my presentation out of anxiety.
With God recently telling me to lean on Him in everything, I just said a simple prayer before I did my presentation - 'Daddy God, I lift this presentation into your hands. Please give me the strength, that I may speak confidently and not feel nervous or anxious. Thank you.' - Simple as that.
And my presentation went so well. The only problem was that I stuttered at some of my words, but that was more as a result of not actually preparing a full speech but referring to points to elaborate on. I actually had fun doing my presentation, being about a topic I love; I even freestyled in class to demonstrate x)
After class I felt so good about myself. My presentation had been fun, interesting and clear, and I had kept to the time limit. I mean, wow... A simple prayer and how much strength the Lord gave me. God is so faithful =) Wow.
And it made me think, if God is so faithful and His strength so amazing with such a small thing, can you imagine how great and powerful He would be with a big situation? Wow. Wow.
God is so beautiful. He created things that are beautiful. Back in winter, I stared at the trees, bare from shedding leaves and thought how beautiful it looked. Then walking back to class today, I looked up at the trees of spring, thick with dense green, foliage and thought again, how beautiful that looked too. God's creations are just really amazing.
Somewhere along Elgin street on the way home, I walked past some incident at the traffic light. There were police and paramedics present, yet it didn't seem like an accident. I'm not actually sure what was going on, but I started praying for the situation there. Then God told me to go home and pray, and to pray for certain things; but before I pray, He wanted me to read my devotion for today.
So I did. And I was shocked when I saw the verse for my devotion today:
'Pray also for us that God may open a door to us for the message, to speak the mystery of the Messiah - for which I am in prison' - Colossians 4:3
I more or less burst out laughing in joy. How awesome is that? This verse told me three things. One, the direct message of the verse - to pray that God's message be conveyed through me. Two, to pray that even if my physical body may wear down, my spirit will remain strong in Christ. Three, that prayer is always powerful and awesome and that really even when we are 'in prison', prayer is the key to freedom.