HASSLE TO MASSACHUSETTS

So I had a rough time on my way to Massachusetts.

I had been planning to go to Massachusetts since last week. I even took a break from work to travel over there. I really had to see my family.

The last time I went, I decided to travel with a low key company that drives people from door to door.

It was pretty convenient. It didn’t have much space, nor top quality traveling conditions but It did have air conditioning, and I was willing to make the trip with them. I mean they were pretty cheap and door to door.

The first time they got me where I needed to go and back in perfect timing with no hassles; but Saturday– Saturday I was stressed.

For some reason things weren’t going well. I was supposed to leave at 10 AM, and then 2, and 6 and then 10 pm.

I called the day before and scheduled my pick up. I went shopping and had a really late night packing and organizing everything. I ended up going to sleep around 5AM to then wake up at 8AM. They told me to be ready by 8:30. And I was. I was sleep deprived, barely could muster two coherent thoughts, and felt a little sick, but I was determined to make it to Massachusetts. So After I was done, I sat to play with my baby nephew because I am going to miss him, and I forgot that I didn’t have my phone in my pocket and that it was on vibrate.

That was my fault.

I was too sleepy to remember. I called and rescheduled for 2pm, they said be ready by 12:30am.

Okayy, So in the positive side I was able to take a longer nap. I even through up the water I had drank. My body wasn’t feeling too well from staying up.

I woke up at 12. After the nap I felt better, I could think better. My stomach still wasn’t feeling well though. It was like I was tooo full but I hadn’t ate anything only drinking water. So I thought maybe if I drink my smoothie I might feel better. I did, but not too much I couldn’t drink it all right away, I have been drinking it little by little the whole day. So I ate sea salted almonds, maybe the seasalt would help the water content. It didn’t.

So I went downstairs at 12:30 because I wanted wait outside, and I wanted some sun before going in the van.

I ended up waiting till 1:14 and then finally calling them because it seemed they forgot about me.

They told me that they called me and that the guy had left already and that he isn’t going to turn around, but that maybe they can send someone else and they’ll call me back.

So I waited outside. and waited, called my boyfriend on Skype and spent some online time with him. And still they hadn’t called. So I called them, and it was the same story, they came, called, and no one answered. But both these times I had no missed calls, voicemails, or anything.

I understand that this is low quality travel, but I don’t believe that they were trying to get in contact with me for real. I was standing outside with suitcases and no one saw me, and I didn’t see them, so I’m not sure if they were lying to me, or if there was a miscommunication going on.

I was told to come to their site because they weren’t going to send anyone else.

So I sat down and stood on Skype for a little longer. and then I picked up my luggage and headed for the train. NYC transit is a pain. I also noticed that there aren’t many gentleman anymore, everyone saw me struggling with 3 bags, and no one tried to help me go down or up the stairs.

When I got here the last van going to Mass. was scheduled for 6pm, and they weren’t there anymore when i got there at 5:45. The next one was leaving at 10 pm and only going to Providence, not even all the way where I needed to go, I actually began waiting until 8pm and my sister told me to use take a cab back home and go tomorrow in the first van.

At least they had free WIFI in the waiting area for all the time I waited there.

But that’s what I did, and I made sure to be awake at 4 am to leave at 4:30 am the next day and finally I got to Massachussets at 9am Sunday. It was a fun ride, and the day before it turned out there was a fire on the road where I needed t pass through, and they closed the road so I actually saved myself a bigger hassle.

Maybe God intended for things to go this way for a reason. IDK. It was a hassle, but at the same time it was kind of fun. I got to spend time with my family and boyfriend, and even time alone in this waiting area. And frankly, I ended up laughing, enjoying it and thanking God the day after.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hillsong service- I’m searching for a real love

Hillsong NYC
Sunday 9pm service
June 9, 2013

“I’m searching for a real love”

(My notes on Pastor Karl Lentz preaching) Enjoy!

Some words you have to be careful when you say them because people can take it the wrong way.
( When you’re married be careful what you say)

One word that has been misused is LOVE !

It has been changed around in our community and now people are trying to find the wrong things and love in all the wrong places.

The search could be over if they’d figure out that LOVE is a PERSON, Jesus Christ.
” I found true love when I found the creator of the universe who accepted me the way I was and loved me too much to leave me like that.”

REAL LOVE REVELATION :
You cannot GIVE the love of God (the reason you’re on this earth), and
you cannot SHOW the love of God (the reason you’re in NY)
if you have not experienced his love than you can’t show it.

John 20:1  (MSG)

20 1-2 Early in the morning on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone was moved away from the entrance. She ran at once to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, breathlessly panting, “They took the Master from the tomb. We don’t know where they’ve put him.”

” The one that Jesus loved.”  (I cannot be moved)
The writer of John wrote that in 3rd person.
Confidence and security in God’s love for him, something that this world cannot give you.
How free it is to live with that Security of how much Jesus loves YOU. you can go out and do things and even if you lose, it’s okay because Jesus already won the fight.

At the end of the day you live for the pleasure and journey of one, Jesus.
“Everything around me can be breaking down but my God is immovable!”

Do you have faith that God can throw you so far into things and still be there to catch you?

If you go out in faith and have confidence because your God is the king of heaven and all things, than you wouldn’t worry or fear but have faith in him.

REAL LOVE:

Luke 15:11-32 (MSG)

The Story of the Lost Son

11-12 Then he said, “There was once a man who had two sons. The younger said to his father, ‘Father, I want right now what’s coming to me.’

12-16 “So the father divided the property between them. It wasn’t long before the younger son packed his bags and left for a distant country. There, undisciplined and dissipated, he wasted everything he had. After he had gone through all his money, there was a bad famine all through that country and he began to hurt. He signed on with a citizen there who assigned him to his fields to slop the pigs. He was so hungry he would have eaten the corncobs in the pig slop, but no one would give him any.
17-20 “That brought him to his senses. He said, ‘All those farmhands working for my father sit down to three meals a day, and here I am starving to death. I’m going back to my father. I’ll say to him, Father, I’ve sinned against God, I’ve sinned before you; I don’t deserve to be called your son. Take me on as a hired hand.’ He got right up and went home to his father.
20-21 “When he was still a long way off, his father saw him. His heart pounding, he ran out, embraced him, and kissed him. The son started his speech: ‘Father, I’ve sinned against God, I’ve sinned before you; I don’t deserve to be called your son ever again.’
22-24 “But the father wasn’t listening. He was calling to the servants, ‘Quick. Bring a clean set of clothes and dress him. Put the family ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Then get a grain-fed heifer and roast it. We’re going to feast! We’re going to have a wonderful time! My son is here—given up for dead and now alive! Given up for lost and now found!’ And they began to have a wonderful time.
31-32 “His father said, ‘Son, you don’t understand. You’re with me all the time, and everything that is mine is yours—but this is a wonderful time, and we had to celebrate. This brother of yours was dead, and he’s alive! He was lost, and he’s found!'”


Better to be a no name servant in the kingdom of God than a famous wealthy person in the world.

REAL LOVE:
A son who went to “Vegas” lost it all and came back to his father and his dad didn’t see any of that, he was just happy his son was back.

1. Real love doesn’t manipulate.

2. Real love Plans: Don’t hope it happens, you PLAN for it to happen.

You think ahead and make a way.
” I know the plans I have for you” –  guess what? God’s not done working in you.

3. Real love waits : The Love of God is irrevocable.

Its always there when we want it. Something about the story, the son believed and knew that his dad was waiting for him and that he could go back home at any point in time.
– Believe that God looks at us like that.   God is waiting, waiting, and waiting.

It’s part of our calling also; to give and wait.
The son came back in his own time, he was at the bottom and came to his own senses. And he knew that his father was waiting for him.

Our job is to do what’s right and sometimes wait.
Real love will get us to wait it out.
Can you be the Christian that never turns the light off? Because Jesus never turned it off on us.

4. Real Love Runs:  His love is relentless

We serve a God who fought for us. When you’re confident in his love for you, you start doing things BECAUSE he loves you not because you’re seeking it.

We can’t loose anyone else to this mistaken word of love.
Being there and loving them at their worst and loving them at their best.
His real love has to get out to this city!