I seriously love camping so much! I think I’m going to have to own my own cabin in the future. :) Anyway, it has been a couple years since I went on camping trip, and I miss it so much! I love sleeping under the stars, in a tent and enjoy the sound of nature. It seriously gotta happen again this summer! My hope is to get a job right after graduation and plan a camping trip with my family this year. I love it when my family goes camping together. It really is the best for us to just get away from our busy daily lives and enjoy each others’ presence. So, that’s another goal for this summer! :) If not this year, hopefully next year for sure! :)
- Chee Chia Xiong
One of my fav. workout/running jams! <3
Amen. What a great reminder that whatever season I may be in right now, God is still God.
Today one of my Thai students finished her level 4 English course, and I am super proud of her! A couple months ago I taught her English in level 1 and now she has completed level 4. I can’t express how honored I am to have been part of her English learning journey, and now getting to hear how she is doing, etc. I thank God for an amazing opportunity that I got to meet such wonderful people and make an impact in their life. <3
- Chee Chia Xiong
Sometimes… I feel like if I could take back everything that has led me to be in this kind of season in my life I would do it. I would have never taken those chances and risks if I knew I was going to experience this. But as much as I wish that I could just go back and do things differently, it has already been done and it is the way it is. Although it is hard I have learned to say that it is well with my soul. I believe that whatever I am currently facing now is only going to make me stronger. A stronger and better woman after His heart.
In this season I have learned that I need God the most. Every morning when I wake up I look up to God and tell Him that on this day I need Him more than anything. I cannot go on another day without His strength. I need Him. Everyday. Every moment. I need Him to push forward and motivate me to live another day, completely for Him… for I can no longer live for myself because if I live for myself I will never be able to do it on my own.
It’s pretty crazy because just last week when Joni Eareckson Tada came and spoke in chapel, she said “God is bigger to those who need Him most,” and I find that this is very true. When we acknowledge our weakness and that we can’t do anything without God, He becomes so much more bigger in our lives. It reminded of 2 Corinthians 9, “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” How beautiful. I hope this isn’t coming off like I boosting that God is so big in my life but that I am boosting only in my weakness and that God’s power is made perfect in it. All glory to God.
In this season I have learned so much about my need for God. Yes, I want God, but man… I need Him! I just need Him. He is a need in my life. I just can’t stress how much I need Him in EVERYTHING! I also learned that whatever I am going through right now or even in the future, count it as a blessing. A blessing that brings growth into my life and my spiritual life. A blessing that makes me draw so much more closer to Him.
For awhile I have felt like I’m just sitting in this dark, pitch-black tunnel with no hope but today I am walking and praising God with the hope as an anchor in my soul that I will see the light as I continue this walk. I feel so close to it. So so close. I seriously cannot wait to see the light.
-Chee Chia Xiong