I wish I could pause time. There have been so many sweet moments this semester that I have cried out and asked the Lord to freeze time and let me soak in the sweetness. I just wanna take a deep breath and relax in the season of life that I am in right now, because it is a precious one.
But, time only seems to be getting faster and faster. Some of my fondest memories have been weekends spent enjoying the company of my dearest friends. I have a core group of friends, a couple girls and guys, that I have grown close to since second semester last year. They are people who I don’t have to be doing anything with to have fun. We can simply all be in a room together and be fully content in each other’s presence. They are people that are kingdom-minded, recognizing that we are here for a far greater purpose than anything we could plan for ourself. They encourage and challenge me to greater depths in my spiritual life while constantly making me laugh. I truly have no clue how I came to know these people and I feel so insanely thankful.
I feel like this is what good, solid community should feel like. Life can be difficult, overwhelming and confusing at times. I am surrounded by people and yet so often I find myself feeling lonely or unloved. Sometimes it can be so hard to not believe the lies and poisonous thoughts that run through your head. But, I know the truth. I can rejoice regardless of my circumstances because I serve a compassionate, loving Father who adores me. He uses my sweet friends so often to speak words of life into my life and help me see His promises.
Next semester, I am going to try to spend more time in the healthy community I have and take more pictures with the people I love. Sadly, there are some sweet souls not pictured in the post that hold a very special place in my heart. I will be enjoying the time with my friends so much that I forget to even take pictures. It would be fun to have more to and smile at when I am in different seasons of life.
I want to cherish the time I have left with the most wonderful people I have ever known. They truly make life fun. Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” I have found friends who sharpen me and for that I will always be thankful.