Just came back from an exhausting, but nevertheless absolutely amazing, 4 days-long spiritual retreat organized by my church. To sum the camp in a sentence, I was able to take 4 days off everything else – work, school, or any other things in the world – and just truly relax and reflect over the past year. Turns out, by filling myself with so much work in the past, I have actually missed a lot of things that I didn’t realize them until this past weekend. And all I have to say is, “WHOA!” – how the heck did I miss such blessings and think that God wasn’t with me this whole time?
John 10:4 says “When [the Good Shepherd] has brought out all his own [sheep], he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice.” I simply loved it when our speaker explained it as a beautiful picture with Jesus taking the three steps before I did and made sure the path is safe, then turn around, reaching His hand and asked me to trust in Him through all kind of difficulty there might be – because He has been through everything and knows exactly what the journey is like.
I didn’t plan to post anything spiritually related on my blog when I first started it, but this feeling is getting so strong that I just felt like I had to say it to the world (Yes, I know I’m just exaggerating, considering the amount of readers I have 😛 ) When I finally had a chance to count all the things that God has done for me, how many times I have broke His heart yet still He was still trying to get me back on the right track, I simply collapsed. There is simply nothing that can stop me from saying: I believe!