*breathes a big sigh of relief*
My big essay and round 1 of midterms are done. Round 2, here I come!!!
For the past 3 weeks at church, the hymn “Be Thou My Vision” was sung. And I WAS NOT at the same church these three weeks. And, before these 3 weeks, I declared this hymn my favorite (which it still is).
I think not.
God’s trying to catch my attention. I’ve been thinking about so many other things and worrying about life, and I took my focus off of God. I’ve been looking to other things to fill the emptiness in my soul, the hole in my heart. I’ve been trusting too much in people and looking to them for approval. I’ve been worried about my family, my friends, life situations that seem hopeless–REALLY hopeless, life situations (like school) that seem hopeless but aren’t life or death situations. And here God is, reminding me to put my focus back on Him, my heart filled by Him, my life in His hands.
Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art.
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.
Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.
Be Thou my battle Shield, Sword for the fight;
Be Thou my Dignity, Thou my Delight;
Thou my soul’s Shelter, Thou my high Tower:
Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.
Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.
High King of Heaven, my victory won,
May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.
So now….I am trying to read The Wizard of Oz for my Children’s Literature class while listening to Sailor Moon in the background. I remember in middle school, I was soooo obsessed with Sailor Moon. Ahhh….those happy, blessed days. I recorded the series, ran home to the TV after school to watch it, bought the soundtrack, bought posters, bought the manga, blah blah. I remember I had a portable CD player I took everywhere with me. And I thought I was so cool for listening to Sailor Moon on it at my grandma’s house when all the adults were talking and all the little cousins were playing their “childish” games. I was a crazy kid. Still am a crazy kid.