God is so good. 

Throught my roadtrip I feel blessed to have been drawn closer to God. 

He makes it difficult to overlook his power and mercy when you are surrounded, daily, by his handcrafted mountains, lakes, greenery and wildlife. & the fact that I have been able to experience a whopping 20 Us states in just three weeks is something I will be forever grateful for. 

“Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord; The Lord, is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation.” – Isaiah 12:2

On my trip, I have been reading the Word more than ever; helping to grow my faith and expand my knowledge. If you don’t know this about me yet, I have a tendency to worry about insignificant things throughout the day, and burden myself for no reason. & recently I have been saying a lot of prayers and doing my best to put my trust into The Lord. 

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of it’s own.” 

– Matthew 6:33-34

During the silence and intimacy I was given for my faith, I feel as though I am called to establish (and even lead) an amateur youth bible study in my small town, inviting anyone and everyone to join in the glory and Word of God. I wish to touch people of all walks of life while on my spiritual journey as well. 

“You will be hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving. For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.” – Matthew 13:14-15

I thank God for the precious time I was blessed with on the long road home. He is truly greater than any power or creator that will ever be. 

I wish to use my blog as an outlet to touch more people than I would be able to in my day to day life. Therefore, if you have any questions about my faith or the bible I would love to personally answer them for you. Or if you ever need an uplifting or inspirational conversation. 

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Love all. Love Madeline. 

Food for thought.

Hello my wonderful, favorite readers of mine.

Today I just wanted to sit down, take a breath, and have a heart to heart with all of you about where my mind has been lately.

So busy. Man, I have been so beyond busy you would not believe it.

Here’s a breakdown of my current weekly schedule

Monday & Wednesday- 6 hours of high school classes + 3 hours of college geology

Tuesday- 6 hours of high school classes

Thursday- 6 hours of high school classes + 4 hours of work

Friday- 4 1/2 hours of work

School. School has taken up most of my free time this trimester. I love Spanish to death, but there’s no denying it’s increasing difficulty. On the other hand, I have strongly disliked my Geology class from the first time I sat through the painstakingly long three hour lecture. Both classes have provided me a multitude of assignments on top of my mandatory high school work.

However, I don’t want to be misunderstood, I am very grateful for my privileged education and head start on my associates degree. It can just be overwhelming at times.

Selling my used clothes on Vinted is another thing that has been keeping me occupied recently. If you’ve never heard of the newish app, it’s where anyone who has a phone and a camera can upload women’s clothing, shoes or accessories and make money from home! I’ve been obsessed with all that it has to offer and how easy it is to sell and buy. I’ve already sold two items and it hasn’t even been a week since making my account. whoo hoo…. but I’ve also bought two items also…. we’ll just call it a win win.

In no way am I sponsored by Vinted, I just truly love the site and community and wanted to share it with you. It’s great for me since I’m trying to save up money for a few trips I want to take and my first car. If you’re interested in shopping my closet perhaps, you can do it here: http://www.vinted.com/members/3148587-moodymadeline

And last but not least, I’ve been doing a lot of deep thinking. Mostly about God.
Growing up in a Christian home, I was educated on the “rapture”, or end of life as we know it, at a very young age. And I would assume it’s normal for any 8 year old to have fear of the unknown future, but I remember a time when that’s all I could think about for days at a time and it would cause worry in my small heart. When I was around 11 I read the book, “Heaven is for real” in which the young boy described God telling him that his father would take part in the war against evil during his lifetime. That left me somewhat terrified that the life I led could be disrupted so soon.

Of course no one except God knows exactly when the end times will be, so it was quite a waste of worrying when I was younger. But anyone could see it’s a lot of stress to put on a small person without a fully developed brain.

But it’s more than obvious that the society we live in is beyond the point of corruption, many people have turned away from God and forgotten all morals. And the signs that have been prominent in today’s world seem to point to one thing. The rapture. All I can pray for is that myself and everyone I love and care about will be spiritually prepared if judgement day decided to appear tomorrow.

Have you ever looked at another person, and all the wrong that they commit, and think to yourself, I’m such a good Christian since I don’t succumb to the bad things they do?

I’ve caught myself doing this before, but who am I to judge a child of God? I am in no way better or higher than them.

I believe that every individual is faced with their own obstacles in life. And even though mine may not be drugs or alcohol (things that tempt many teens), I can still work on many things to improve myself. For example, I ask God to help me have more patience and less anger in every aspect of my life since those are things I struggle with. Because, by measuring my strength in the Lord by comparing myself  to others’, I am not being a good Christian example to the people around me.

My biggest prayer for this year, and all years ahead of me, is when people look at me or talk with me, they walk away saying “wow, I can see the spirit of God in that girl.”

Thank you for listening to me rant about my random thoughts, I’m so grateful I am able to freely write about anything I desire on wordpress and express myself to my readers. What have been your thoughts lately? Anything new with you? What are your thoughts on the rapture? I want to chat with you all!!

Love all. Love Madeline. and God bless.

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God’s girl.

“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways” – {Isaiah 55:9}

when the struggles and stress of life become overwhelming, God says in the bible to take refuge in Him and have faith that He will guide your life through highs and lows.
I am someone who feels safe being in control of the future, constantly making sure things are in order and go accordingly. however, being a Christian, I am often reminded of the different plans that God has for my life.

I can completely relate to wanting to solve problems myself and feel independent, but in all reality, mere humans made of flesh and bones aren’t always capable of working miracles…. luckily, there is someone who is. God. I like to think of him as my personal life counselor, in whom I can discuss anything and everything with; and he can help me through any obstacles I come across whether it be school, boys, morals, friends or family.

I feel that in this day and age, the younger generations too often seek help from their friends or people they think of as “rocks” in their lives, when they should be drawn to the Lord instead. I myself have forgotten Him in times of need, only to later realize how much more settled I feel after praying to Him.

lately I have been a bit overwhelmed with the loads of homework I receive from the eight total classes I am currently taking. two of them being advanced level college classes. school’s never supposed to be fun, but every year around this time I start daydreaming about summer and each day seems to drag on for hours.

on top of that, I have felt distant with a few friends of mine whom I was closer with around this time last year. I’m aware that people change and things can’t always stay how I want them, but since I’m the caring person that I am I can’t help but miss their wonderful spirits and faces.

I feel like I’m in a small rut, wanting things to be how I want them just because I say so. but low and behold, the world does not work that way and not everything can go as planned.

at times like this I need to remember that God will always be on my side, that I can trust him to help me work through the road blocks that I’m bound to encounter, whether they be big or small.

If I include him in my life and pray for only his plans to be made true, I know that he will to fill my heart with joy; just as he is able to color the sky blue and fill the seas with water.

“I lift up my eyes to the hills- where does my help come from? My help comes from the Maker of heaven and earth.” – {Psalm 121:1}

“In his heart a man plans his coarse, but the Lord determines his steps” – {Proverbs 16:9}

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” – {Hebrews 11:1}

I hope you all enjoyed my small rant and hopefully at least one person could relate to it. thank you for always being stupendous readers, I am always open to sharing my faith with you and spreading God’s love. Have you been struggling with anything lately? if so, I would love to hear about it and how you approach dealing with it. or how you like to connect with God.

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