"By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world — our faith.”
- 1 John 5:2-4
Things have been moving so quickly lately. Since a week ago, to be exact.
I felt such an immense urge to blog since after FNL last week. It had been a whirlwind of a week - having taken my first exam in nursing school on day 4, completed 2 papers and who-knows-how-many-physical-assessment-modules, and sat in Fagin 104 or 118 for 11 hours a day.
Friday had already started out great - it was the day after we got our first evaluation over with, and our Nursing 101 professors had decided to dismiss us an hour and a half earlier than scheduled, which meant that I could go to FNL (!!). At 7:30PM, I practically flew out of Fagin, past lower quad gate, across Spruce, and into Cohen Hall.
Having been back home for the month between graduation and nursing school, I had not attended Friday service for a while. I walked in, and the sweet presence of God enveloped and moved me to pour out thanksgiving. It was the first chance that I had had last week to just pause and reflect, and the Lord filled my heart with so much joy and gratitude. So here goes - I’m thankful for:
We’re all facing another crazy week, with our first clinical experience, two more exams, and additional writing assignments coming up - prayers would definitely be appreciated because I be strugg-LINNN’. I’d be lying if I said waking up for 8:00AM lecture and not getting home until 9:00PM isn’t wearing me out a little but I have never been this tired and happy at the same time. I will never forget that it is by the grace of the Lord that I am where I am and am able to do the things I do. Thank You Lord, always, for guiding me, especially when I do not realize that I am lost. Thank You Lord, that You have created me in Your image, that You fill my soul with passion and love that can only be of You.
In my 4+ years at Penn, our motto has never rung as true as it does now:
Leges sine moribus vanae. Laws without morals are in vain. (I-know-this-isn’t-exactly-biblical-but-AMEN.)
Full steam ahead to another week. The goal? To look to Him with every breath, every stroke of my pen, every word I exchange with my peers and professors.
To praise the Lord.