Wow, what a broad title.
There’s no way I can truly summarize the way God is working in my life… Because, honestly I’m not aware of it all. But I do know every day is a precious gift from him, and being around one more day means my purpose on this world is not over.
So for the next few blog posts I’ll go into some detail about a few amazing things that I’ve seen God do in my life.
On Monday last week, I was having a really bad day. I was sad over a boy, I was sad over my life, I was anxious, worried and just couldn’t find relief. I ended up sitting down and doing something I fairly new to me (just starting this summer). I gave my worries to God. I talked to him about it all. What I was worried about, why, who was bothering me, what I desired. I then called my mother. Little background: my mother is secular, she is from the Netherlands, very liberal, and HATES the Catholic Church. As I’m talking to her about this boy, and a situation I had with him and his new girlfriend, I started telling her advice I was given by the Newman Center’s wonderful nun: Sister Mary Eileen. My mom then just goes “I would like to hug her”. Wow. I ended up asking her what she meant, and it lead into the fact that my mother would possibly like to meet her some time. Another little piece of background: I’ve been praying all summer for my mother’s conversion.
This really was a gift from God. It may seem tiny, and not that great… But my mother hasn’t agreed to go to church with me ever. Last time she went to church besides funerals was my baptism when I was 5. So this small little give felt like the biggest present.
God not only is working on her soul, but I believe that was a way of him letting me know that he truly is here for me, loves me, and has a plan. Even though at the time I felt very alone and lost. After I had this conversation on the phone with my mom I felt an overwhelming amount of peace and security knowing my Lord is in control.
Please pray for my mother’s conversion.