04/23/2016 - Well, for starters, it was my pop's birthday so it was already a great day. (haha) Woke up around 7 o'clock to get ready to go to the barbershop. After getting my haircut, chopping it up with O and taking a quick power nap, I headed over to the YMCA to help prepare the lunches for the month of April's Feed The Streets project. After MarShawn's death, I felt like it was my duty to help the community as much as I could with participating in the program he started. Unlike the first one I attended, there was not as many people. It didn't surprise me that some people didn't show up after the event in February, but still didn't affect how effective the moment is. Bob, whose last name escapes me, from Channel 6 news, came up to me and asked:
Can I put a body camera on you?
My first reaction was hesitant, but apparently he saw something about that made him ask. So he strapped the camera against my chest and told me I was not responsible for the camera if something happens. (my favorite line. lol) After hours of walking, passing out food, talking locals who grow their own veggies, and taking a tour of a renovated house built in the 1930s, my Saturday felt fulfilling. Still kind of upset I wasn't able to get some of the banana pudding, but I guess that's God saying I really didn't need it.
04/21/2016 - You know sometimes God has a real big sense of humor, but not in the sense of him trying to derail you, but to put things into perspective. Last Thursday, I was invited to a bible study that was on campus. I did not know what exactly to expect, but when I got to the college house, I was blown away. There was a bunch of people on the porch and mingling inside the house. The group name was Bombay. Chairs lined up with bibles on them were faced towards the guy running the study. Meeting new people and eating a few carrots seemed to make me feel more at ease due to my hate of small talk. Once the bible study started, there was so many great points brought up about how we sometimes block God from entering our hearts and God wants us to allow him to work through us. For the longest time I felt like I could not fully commit to the journey and I truly was convicted of my unwillingness to submit. To be around other young people that are taking their spiritual journey seriously, really made me excited. Ben asked me:
So, how is your relationship with God?
I truly had to think about it. I knew me and God are homies but I never thought that I would truly have issues with him. Or better yet issues he had with me. All in all, I learned that God answers prayers and is moving frequently in my life. My heart has been changed in so many ways and I have to just fully trust him.