Sorry if this post is confusing and/or link-ridden.
What do I have EVERY, SINGLE DAY that I always take for granted? Water. “Dirty water and lack of a toilet and proper hygiene kill 3.3 million people around the world annually, most of them children under age five.” -(when you have time, read this article: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/04/water-slaves/rosenberg-text/1)
There’s been a combination of things in my life that has gotten me thinking about what God is saying. There’s this mycharity:water campaign with my fellowship (please donate! watch the video too http://mycharitywater.org/p/campaign?campaign_id=11033), I wrote my community health paper on water problems in Bangladesh, I read Mountains beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder (http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=165796730129297), I had conversations about what it means to truly serve with love, and I think I did great on my community health exam. As I write this post, now I can add that it’s interesting I named my blog categories “Living Water.” Maybe all of this is just God saying that a community health major would be good, or maybe that He’s revealing a little more of His plan for me. Being Paul Farmer seems impossible in my own power, but I know that “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” -Matthew 19:26
It felt so good after that exam. I haven’t felt like that for academics in a long time, and I know it was God. He got me through the all-nighter, and with my attitude of praising Him ahead of time for doing well on the exam, He definitely responded. Praise Him! Gonna do the same thing for chem. I’ve been reflecting on the semester, and I just know that God has grown me so much and that I’ve really changed since I’ve been at Tufts.
Even with all these feelings about what God is trying to say, I know He will provide the answer. My jam for the week has all the words I need to remember for now: “Who you love, I’ll love. How you serve, I’ll serve. If this life I lose, I will follow you.”
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” -Matthew 16:24