Monday, October 12, 2015

Representing Christ

I lay awake last night at 4am thinking about how crazy the past few weeks have been. So many stretches in life, so many changes and thoughts running through my head. Then the Lord reveled to me a beautiful thought: 
He chose me to represent Him.
I lay there in bed smiling in the darkness, because of the light that shone in my heart.

What an honor it is that God gave us the privilege to represent His Name! If you are a follower of Christ, you are destined to make Him famous. Yet are we? What are we doing to make Him known?

I went to the hospital again yesterday, for seizures caused by dehydration. When I woke up in the bed, I couldn't talk. The sweetest nurse came in and started talking to me and saying how much she adored me :) She wanted to take me home and take care of me. I wondered why? I wasn't able to talk, and was laying there just smiling at her. Then I realized that maybe that was Jesus allowing me to smile and make her day a little better.

That is Jesus. 

A smiling Father that adores His children, carrying them through the trials of this life, and helping them grow in the knowledge of Himself through correction and instructions in righteousness. And our job here is to tell other people about Him, through our words and actions...all of them supposed to point others to Christ. When people see the things we do, they should see Jesus. When they hear the things we talk about, they should think about Jesus. It's not about us, it's all about Him.

So as you walk around doing your everyday things, finding joy in the midst of dark circumstances and smiling at those you see...make Him famous. Be a beautiful representation of Christ. Let His Name be made known throughout all the earth. And most of all, enjoy the life God gave you!

He is worthy and greatly to be praised

 Olivia Grace


Sunday, October 4, 2015


This past week has been a whirlwind of a week for both me and my family, as some of you may know. I was taken by ambulance to the hospital on Tuesday because I started seizing during a new allergy treatment. Little did I know, that I would be seizing consistently every 2-3 minutes for over eight hours, unconscious, my body not responding to the meds, and then transported to a major Dallas hospital for hopefully some answers not to be released until 4 days later. I was not really ever diagnosed, since they were non-epileptic 'seizures', supposedly caused by emotional stress.

While I was there, my dad was by my side almost the entire time. He held my hand, blew my nose, took me to the bathroom, adjusted my position whenever I needed it, massaged my arms, put my hair up, played uno with me, made me laugh, brought me all my food, and gave me hugs. He was the best thing that ever happened. I've never been so dependent in my life, besides when I was born and for him to care about me so much as to do everything in the world that needed to be done, made me feel so special!

My first time sitting in a chair after 3 days of being bedridden!

As I was awake last night unable to sleep, I thought about how wonderful my daddy is and that he is trying to be an example of my eternal Daddy. That God cares about me just as much and more as my daddy, sitting by my side through thick and thin, wiping the tears off my eyes, and helping me get up and walk again. To me, it's beautiful :) My daddy in Heaven and my daddy on earth love me to the stars and moon and back, and take care of me no matter what.

"I love you with an everlasting love, with loving kindness I have drawn you."
~Jeremiah 31:3

"The Lord your God is in your midst, a Mighty One who will save; He
will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you with His love; He
will exult over you with singing." ~Zephaniah 3:17

"See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be
called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world
does not know us is that it did not know Him." ~1 John 3:1

Praise the Lord that His mercies are new every morning, that His love is everlasting, and that His faithfulness will never end! And a huge thanks to both my Daddy's for their unconditional love. Jesus loves you so very much :)

He is worthy and greatly to be praised

 Olivia Grace