Friday Chapel

This is the view from the beautiful chapel at my school, which also happens to be my favourite room in the building.

This morning was not exactly a typical Friday morning for me. The reason being is that I decided to attend a Friday chapel that my school was offering. I usually go other days of the week instead of Friday’s. I don’t really have a reason why I went. I knew that a few of my friends were planning on going, and I had nothing better to do, so I went. 

The experience I had for those 30 minutes of my day is not something that I will likely forget anytime soon. The little service was student led and directed, with students doing music and another student preaching. Looking back on the experience, I can honestly say that I can’t remember the last time I was as enthralled in a message during chapel time than I was today. I was soaking in everything my classmate was saying. Something clicked in my head. 

He said something along the lines of: it’s not about doing everything you can to sin less so that you don’t have to go to Hell, it’s about growing closer to God relationally. Jesus didn’t die on the cross just to forgive us or just to make it so we don’t have to go to Hell, but He died so that we can once again be close with God. It doesn’t matter how much I try to do good things and be a good person (I know, very cliché and oversaid statement). As long as I am constantly seeking God and working on my relationship with Him, the other things will naturally happen and it will become second nature. 

Another thing that he said when he was preaching was actually a question, and I want to leave you as the reader with the same question. I don’t exactly remember the exact thing, so I’ll do my best to make the question up based off of what I can remember. Have you ever actually felt the Lord so strongly that you couldn’t deny that it was Him? I would answer this myself in this post, but I feel as if it’s more of a personal reflection. 

I hope that this post finds you in a good spot and that you have a great weekend!

C’est la vie,

Kayla ❤

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Choices

Hello again! It’s been a few months since my last post, and I’m definitely glad that I took some time off blogging to grow a little bit in my personal life.

Tonight I really just want to talk about choices. I’ve come to the conclusion in the last couple of years that young adults have a lot of choices to make. Most of these choices are anything but simple. The choices you make as a young adult can really follow you and can dramatically change who you are as a person. 

We always have choices of doing the right thing, of choosing happiness or kindness. However, some decisions are harder to make. Some decisions require a lot of thought, because the right decision for you may not be the same as anyone else. Sometimes the right decision is hard to make because you are not aware of the wrong decision, or potential wrong decision. 

I’m definitely going through this stage of my life right now. So many questions and choices coming my way, and I don’t always know how to answer them or what to choose. There are decisions as little as deciding when I’m going to complete my homework, but there are also very large decisions such as deciding where to work in the summer, or what exactly I’m going to do after I’m done my Bachelor degree. 

Even though I have all of these unanswered questions, I know that things are going to turn out exactly the way they need to be. 

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”    – Romans 8:28 (NIV) 

“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”                 – Philippians 4:19

Those are just a few Bible verses that popped into my head as I was writing this post.

C’est la vie,

Kayla ❤