I realize it's been rather a long time since I've posted. But the truth is that I've really been quite busy! You see, I am now the proud completer of one whole semester of college! Yup! I now have 16 and 1/2 credits under my belt. It still amazes me sometimes when I realize I've actually done it. I know it may not seem like much of an accomplishment, but for me it's huge. I went to a school halfway across the country from my home. I didn't know a single person there except for some facebook friends who I 'met' online after making the decision to come. I had never even visited the school before I went, so I had no idea what the campus was like, where everything was, or what exactly I was getting myself into. It was incredibly intimidating at first to tell the truth, and I honestly wasn't sure I could do it.
But my God was so incredibly faithful this semester!
Every time I felt alone, or scared, or just overwhelmed, He proved Himself real again and again. There were so many trials this semester, some of them completely unexpected. So many times when I absolutely had to rely on my God because there wasn't really any other choice. But time and again He was there! He carried me through each and every difficulty, and every time a new trial popped up, I would hear His still small voice saying
"Remember the last trial? I didn't fail you then, and I won't fail you now!"
It's so true. I don't think it's possible to live a life of fear when we are living with a constant remembrance of who our God is and what He has done. He has never, ever failed us in the past. Why do we think He will do so in the future???
Overall it was an amazing semester. I'm attending a Bible College and so I was able to take two Bible classes (Old Testament Survey and Christian Life 1: Personal Growth and Evangelism) as well as attend chapel five days a week. I loved it! God grew me in so many ways and it was wonderful to see Him work in my life through the different opportunities a Bible College offers. I was also blessed with two wonderful roommates, Annelies and Jenna, who were a huge encouragement to me last semester. And next semester we are beyond excited to welcome Gretta to our room as well, which will of course be amazing because she is such an awesome girl! God blessed me with many friends as well, far too many to tell you about all of them right now. I also had great teachers, the faculty at my school are so caring and I learned so much from them, both in the lecture time and from their life examples!
Last semester was a great experience, and I can't wait to see what God will do in the next few months!
Biology 2, General Psychology, New Testament Survey, Computer Applications Seminar, Fundamentals of Public Speaking, and British Literature, here I come!!!
P.S. I have decided to get all A's next semester. Yes.