Just Who He Is!

Loving
Compassionate
Gracious
Trusting
Caring
Perfect
Hope
Faithful
Sinless

. . .

That’s just who
He is
That’s why
We call Him
Abba Father

He came
Before us
And
He won’t
Leave us

Nothing we do
Could stop Him
From loving us

That is just
Who He is

. . .

We are
Broken
Hurt
Sinful
Lost
Faithless
Alone
Hopeless

But

He helps us
Become
Like Him

Entirely
Whole


Thanks for reading!
I hope this post reminded you that when you feel lost, alone, and broken; you can always count on the One who goes before you, who never leaves you, and who always holds you; the One that welcomes you home everyday, gives you a life full of joy and purpose, and makes you full of love and passion for life and those around you.

This post was inspired by This Song!

-LiveForAdventure! ๐Ÿ™‚

Start over…

I’m not afraid
of starting over
because I know
an amazing God
that always forgives
and always gives
unlimited second chances.

I don’t fear
the starting line
because I know
a perfect God
that deserves all
my fears, failures
and future anxieties.

I have joy
in new days
because I know
a joyful God
that makes plans
for all my
days before me.

I’m not afraid
to start again
because I know
a powerful God
that protects me
and moves mountains
just for me.

I live freely
in the chaos
because I know
a loving God
that always protects
comforts and loves
me every day.


Thanks for reading!
I hope this post reminded you that starting over doesn’t have to be a bad thing; sometimes it can lead to even greater things! It’s not always about starting over, sometimes it’s about starting again, and getting a fresh start!

-LiveForAdventure! ๐Ÿ™‚

Hello October!

So, it’s been a month since I’ve made the commitment to stay in Australia for 2 years,
and I’ve already been learning so much!
A few weeks ago, I read this book called “With” by Skye Jethani,
and felt like it was really relevant for this new season I’m stepping into,
so I decided to write a poem about it in hopes to encourage anyone else stepping into a new season of life.


Trust
is a process.
Finding
a place to belong
takes time.
But
when we choose
life with God
and
we start to
trust the process
of His plan –
Bam! –
Trust becomes easier!

Battles are not
won alone
or with anyone,
but
with God.
That’s why we
live for His fame
and
die for our gain;
Because we
trust that HE knows best.
So we
ignore the haters
and
continue to live
life with Him!

Living life
WITH
God
is the key
to living life
to our fullest
potential!


Thanks for reading!
I hope this inspired you to live life to your fullest potential in this new season with the One who gives you all your gifts & abilities because that’s the way to find true joy in new seasons of life!

-LiveForAdventure! ๐Ÿ™‚

Home…

Home
is not a place
it’s not a bed
what is home?

Home
is the people
the people you love
the people you trust

Home
is in the heart
the feeling of nostalgia
the place of belonging

Home
is individual
and safety
for the body

Home
is collective
and joy
for the heart

Home
is a quest
and a treasure hunt
of the heart

Home
is only found
in others
and self confidence

Home
is coming out of hiding
and seeking wholeheartedly
for that place

Home
is the place
of love, comfort
and belonging

Home
makes the heart
truly filled
with pure joy


Thanks for reading!
I hope that this post inspired you to keep seeking for that place you can call home!
It won’t be easy, but it will definitely be worth it!

-LiveForAdventure! ๐Ÿ™‚

“Peoplesick”

So, a few days ago, I had this revelation about home. I was feeling sad, and I couldn’t figure out why because I didn’t really feel homesick, but I couldn’t put it into words. Until I came up with the word “peoplesick”.
You see, I’ve been living in a dorm with 11 other girls for the past 6 months, and these people have truly become like family, and I have felt comfort (like you would at home) with them.
I moved to Australia 6 months ago without knowing anyone, and at first I didn’t know how to feel about living in a 12 girl dorm. But, a few months later, I realized that these girls had become my home here in Australia.
But, here’s where the “peoplesick” part comes in.. A few weeks ago, our school graduated, and everyone had to go back home. And, that took away all the comforts I had built here in Australia (yes, I am still here). I’m still living in the same place, but I am starting a new school, with different people. And, I kept feeling homesick (even though I’m in the same place).
And, that’s when I came up with “peoplesick” because even though I am still living in the same place, all the people I have come to trust and find comfort in have gone home, and I am left with this empty feeling.
So, here’s a poem I wrote to describe this empty feeling:


Hello again
Trust issues
Welcome back

People come
People go
That’s life

It’s difficult
To restart
Every time

But occasionally
With time
People stay

Good things
Take time
And effort

Never let
Some people
Steal joy

Always continue
Building trust
With them

Those people
Will stay
Through everything

They will
Be there
Breaking walls

“People sick”
Equals progress
And growth

Continue growing
And building
With them

People leave
People stay
God remains


Thanks for reading!
I hope this post helped you realize that sometimes homesickness isn’t missing a place, but rather missing the people that gave you comfort and love.
And, when you feel “peoplesick”, it’s actually a good sign because it means that those people have made an impact on you, and they will probably be in your heart & ife for a while.

-LiveForAdventure! ๐Ÿ™‚

Abba Father!

A child for life
Living in His presence
Because
He always treats His children well
And takes care of them everyday

No need to grow up
Just be in awe of Him everyday
Stay curious
Have a joy like a child
Depend on Him
Never try to understand all things

That’s His job
As Abba Father

Because…

He is:
More real than the ground we stand on, & the air we breathe.
He is:
Closer than the skin on our bones, the songs we sing, & the thoughts in our minds.
He:
Welcomes home the prodigal,
Leaves the 99,
And, chases after His children!

And, He does it all for love because He is the perfect Abba Father!


Thanks for reading! I hope this reminds you that you are so loved and you matter so much to the one person that truly cares!

-LiveForAdventure! ๐Ÿ™‚

In This Time…

In this time
We must
Remember
The truth

There’s nothing we can do
But remember the great I Am
And hold onto faith
That this too shall pass

The great I Am
Has all the power
Knows all things
Is always with us

Our only task
Is to trust
Put our faith
And hope in Him

He has never let us down
In other times before
And He doesn’t plan on
Starting now

We must
Remember
The truth
In this time


Thanks for reading!
I hope this reminds you that the current world pandemic is NOT AN EXCUSE TO LIVE IN FEAR; we need to RISE UP & PUT OUR TRUST IN THE GREAT I AM!

-LiveForAdventure! ๐Ÿ™‚


Also, remember to continue to support your local business in this time, they truly need it.
And, stay properly informed!
And, stay positive! (negativity never wins!)


ABC’S of Love…

A
acceptance
authority
abundant
affection
B
belonging
C
character
confidence
communication
D
dignity
doing
E
endless
F
familiar
feeling
freedom
G
giving
H
hope
healing
heart
help
I
identity
intimate
J
just
joy
K
knowing
knowledge
L
learning
M
morality
N
new
nice
needed
O
open
P
peace
perfect
presence
protection
provision
performance
presence
powerful
Q
quiet
quality
qualifying
R
respect
responsibilities
S
safety
security
T
taking
trust
U
understanding
unconditional
V
value
vulnerable
W
whole
worth
X*
(comment below if you know a loving word that starts with X)

Y*
(comment below if you know a loving word that starts with Y)
Z*
(comment below if you know a loving word that starts with Z)


It’s an alphabet-long process, but when you find your true identity & worth, you will be able to receive & give true love in the best way possible.


Thank for reading!

-LiveForAdventure! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sharing this Christmas season!

What if social status was measured by happiness, instead how much money you have in the bank?


Some people eat food they cooked from what they bought at the grocery store.
Some people can order their food, and have someone else cook it.
Some people really have to work to feed themselves for just one meal.
Some people can work for an entire month, and barely make enough for an apple.

But, who is truly the happiest in those scenarios?

Sure, having food in your stomach everyday feels great. But, after a while you start taking it for granted, and looking for other things to fill the void.
But, people that work for their food, appreciate their meal because it came from their own hard work, and that makes them feel accomplished.
But, the people that go weeks without eating, truly appreciate their meal because they know what it feels like to be empty, and still need to work hard. This food fills their body and soul, which gives them energy to work even harder for more food, and it makes them truly happy and successful.

*Think of an apple.*

A simple fruit that for some, doesn’t seem expensive at all. And, for others, it’s the easiest fruit to buy. But, for those that go weeks without eating, it can literally be their ticket back to life.

The average price of a pound of apples is $1.18.
And, there are approximately 4-5 apples in a pound.
Which means that one apple costs around $0.30.
So, it literally costs $0.30 to save someone’s life.
Or, even just $2 to give someone true happiness for a full week.

Just let that sink in for a moment!


This post was inspired when I discovered an amazing organisation that is doing great things.
They are a non-profit where people can donate $0.50 / day to feed a child in a developing country for an entire day.
This organisation is called: Share The Meal
I recommend checking it out, especially during this season because this is a time of giving (isn’t it).
If you want to give back this Christmas, & give joy & hope to people that truly need it, check it out!

Click the picture!

Thanks for reading!
I hope this post made you think, & inspired you to notice all your blessings!

-LiveForAdventure! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here I Am!

I am alive!
I am anxious!
I am beautiful!
I am blessed!
I am changed!
I am cleansed!
I am changing!
I am daring!
I am excited!
I am exploring!
I am experiencing!
I am filled!
I am following!
I am failing!
I am growing!
I am helping!
I am imperfect!
I am joyful!
I am kind!
I am loved!
I am learning!
I am living!
I am leading!
I am listening!
I am marvelled!
I am motivated!
I am nervous!
I am open!
I am planning!
I am quiet!
I am questioning!
I am renewed!
I am skilled!
I am smiling!
I am thinking!
I am trusting!
I am thanking!
I am trying!
I am unique!
I am valiant!
I am worthy!
I am xenial! (hospitable)
I am youthful!
I am zealous!

I AM READY!!!

From a – z, through the good & the bad, I am here, & I am ready, for anything!


Thanks for reading!
This post was inspired by: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIdZ5KRiakM

-LiveForAdventure! ๐Ÿ™‚

Fitting In!

You try & try, over & over again, to fit in with the world.
You think youโ€™ll be happy when everyone likes you.
You just want to feel part of something!
All you want is to feel wanted.
You want to feel happy & loved.

So, you try & try, over & over again to fit in.
You try everything they like.
You do what they do.
You fall into sin & you act like them.
But what happens is not what you hoped for!
All your trying to fit in has actually made you feel unworthy of His love.
Youโ€™ve sinned so much that now you feel too disconnected from Him.
And, all of it wasnโ€™t even worth it because you still donโ€™t fit in.ย 

You tried & tried, over & over again, & nothing changed.
Things actually got worse.
You still donโ€™t fit in, & you slid further away from your goal.
All you want now is to erase the past & start fresh.
You realize as long as you fear Him, youโ€™ll never fit in.
You will always feel guilty, & people will feel awkward around you.
Youโ€™ll never truly be one of them because you have Him on your side.
And, He is always looking after you.ย 

Stop trying & trying, over & over again to fit in.
Trust Him, & experience His love & forgiveness.
That’s when you will feel true joy.
A joy that the world could never offer.
He chose you, & He will never give up on you.
You are, & you will forever be, His child.ย 

If the world is not where you fit in, just remember that you are part of a greater & better family. So, stop trying to fit in with the world, they have literally nothing to offer. He can offer you so much more than the world ever could!

No one will ever care about you more than Him!

1 Peter 5:7

Thanks for reading!
This post was inspired by: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuvfMDhTyMA

-LiveForAdventure! ๐Ÿ™‚

A poem/letter…

My first blog post poem!ย 

Now, I guess I should disclaim that I didn’t technically come up with this poem on my own.
I came across a post this past week where someone was sharing their feelings, and while reading it, I decided to put together some of the words to form an encouraging letter/poem.

It turned out as the following:

Reach for it!

Your just sitting there,
Reading this,
Distracting yourself
From pain of life,
Livin’ here on earth,
With, & like, everyone else.
Finding happiness
In someone else’s life,
Like a moment of joy in your day,
Hoping it will take the pain away
Knowing that,

At least someone you know is having fun.

Well, stop reaching!

Put your hand on your chest.
Yup, that fearless push means your here,
And you’ve always been here.
Your heartbeat means you’re human
&

You are someone’s favorite human.
Someone’s best memory.
A home for someone.
A safe place they come to.
A home where people feel comfortable & happy.

You’re all those things and much more!
Don’t convince yourself to blend in!
Stand out!
Someone out there needs you to so badly!
Your life is not a mistake!
You are so much more than you think!

 

Thanks for reading! I hope this inspired you to stand out & always be yourself!ย 


-LiveForAdventure! ๐Ÿ™‚