Hands that break things, lends comfort with one touch
Lips that speak all lies, utter truth and worship
Wandering feet now on the right path
One busy mind made still
A drifting soul re-focused on one goal
Person made whole
Grateful that Your mercies rise like the sun.
This heart tends to stray, yet You make me new everyday.
Living in this world for 24 years now has taught me a lot. Some I’ve learned the hard way, by making mistakes or by making no mistake at all through indecision. Often through extensive hours on the internet, paying attention to people’s lives and reading books. I’m wired to enjoy learning but I get days where I’m so lazy, I choose to learn things by watching lots of TV (excuses, I know). If given the chance, I’d love to have a job as a “professional reader”, where I just read and read and nothing else will be required of me. But alas, life doesn’t work like that for me, or for most of us.
A few years ago, when I came to know the Lord, I decided to revamp my personal blog. Make it something that can signify my new found faith and how I resolve to live by it ’til the end. I said my goodbyes to my old mantra on Fixating on faint failures and chose to Fixate on faith instead.
2 more years of treading the wavy water we call life, I find more inspiration. As I try to organize my thoughts into words, I pray that all of these amount to one thing, that I give back the Glory to Him. It’s harder now, to fixate on Him, the author and perfecter of faith (Hebrews 12:2).
So if you are like me, a tiny speck on this world trying to magnify a God so big, keep on fixating your eyes on Jesus. Fight the good fight of faith (1 Timothy 6:12). I promise you, it’s worth it.
Last year, I TRIED to do a reading challenge and alas, I failed miserably. I did not follow my list, did not read from my TBR pile and bought more books instead.
So this year, I resolved to not make a list and just read. Read to my heart’s content, a book that I really want. 35 books in a year, ~3 books a month, in a span of 12 months. I also learned that to be able to do this, I need a real person to be accountable with. When I say real, I mean not just people over the internet, but someone that I meet with personally, in the flesh, weekly. No offense! 🙂
My goodreads is back up again and we are all set to go! Here’s what I’ve read so far:
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
- The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
- Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung
- David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
- Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
- And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
- Crazy Love by Francis Chan
- You and Me Forever by Francis and Lisa Chan
- Essentialism by Greg Mckeown
- Good by Desiring God team
See you on the other side!