You said I wouldn’t be
lonely and in defeat,
You wouldn’t leave me
as an orphan …
It was six years ago today that I listened to this song for the first time. I was eleven years old and slowly finding more and more comfort in listening to music that spoke of the Lord’s love, grace, and mercy. Many of this same artist’s other songs had already captivated me, but the lyrics of this one stood out to me even more than the others.
No matter where I go,
I’m caught in the flow
of Your never-ending fountain …
I feel You everywhere,
I breathe You in the air,
O God, come and take me over …
This song (‘Holy Ghost’ by Leeland) is about inviting the Holy Spirit into our lives, for that is where our true strength lies. The singer brings up Bible verses that remind listeners of how strong we are in the Lord when our faith rests in Him and Him alone.
On January 11th of 2012, my life was changed forever. It was from that moment on that the Lord brought me close, teaching me about Himself through His Word and through the beautiful music of others. I can see His hand at work in the highest and lowest points of my life, and the peace and love which He has bestowed upon me is a light that I desire to let shine for all to see.
“You are the light of the world.
A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.”
– Matthew 5:14
In the past six years of my life, throughout my teenage years and slowly into adulthood, I have learned so much. On my journey of first knowing Him and increasingly knowing Him more, the drive I feel to do the most I can with the time He has given me on this earth only gets stronger. I long to tell others of Him, to share stories of what He has done in and through me, and I am most certain that I shall be feeling this way for the rest of my life.
My desire in cultivating this blog is to spread happiness and joy, to add to my life and hopefully to the lives of my readers, too. While I cover a wide variety of topics on Dreaming of Guatemala, at the root of every word I have ever written and shared is the love of Jesus Christ in me. I hope to uplift and encourage every reader with what I share, and also that my faith will be a more prominent topic on my blog in the future. I am forever thankful for the place He has given me in the blogging world, and I can’t wait to continue writing about whatever He places on my heart to share with you. 🙂 ❤ ❤ ❤
As I reflect on the past six years of my life that I have spent walking with the Lord, I am very happy to wish you all a very happy Thursday. May the Lord bless you and keep you! xxx