Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I have built my ark

Photograped by Mila Zinkova in September of 2004
"For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land--a land with streams and pools of water, with springs flowing in the valleys and hills." ~ Deuteronomy 8:7 

Last night, I watched a video of Bishop TD Jakes' message "This is Your Year to See The Vision." I was encouraged by what he said: What you visualize will materialize in this season.

I have grown in my relationship with God in the last couple of months, and I'm finally beginning to understand what it means when they say that sometimes, you need to have the faith of a fool: to speak of rain in a season of drought, to talk about abundance in a period of lack, and to build an ark when the idea of flooding was still unheard of. 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

The journey is itself the destination

It's been more than half a year since my last post, and the counter says 8 months to Hawai'i. It has been quite a journey--the last 11 months.

If my friends had known about this blog, they wouldn't have believed I'd pull through. They'd root for me, of course, but they know me well enough to believe that somewhere along the way, I'd be able to come up with a valid justification why I won't be filing an application for admission to the University of Hawai'i.

Today, I decided to give myself a little credit:
- for actually submitting an application, and for doing so ahead of the deadline. (Hurray! 10 essay questions!)
- for scoring 113/120 in my TOEFL iBT

All my transactions related to the application went smoothly... almost as if God's hand was literally above me. We'll see what will happen next.

"Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful." - Hebrews 10:23