When in July

There’s always something in July. Something memorable. Unforgettable. Special. Life changing.

I am not sure when this trend started but when I recollect the recent years, July serves a flavorful mix of ingredients that impacted my life so much. Some tasted honey. Some tasted bitter.

Seeing this pattern, I was feeling both excited and nervous even before this month has started. It was crazy to tame myself to chill when deep inside I was really expecting and looking forward for something. Yet I tried to lean more towards not manipulating because I also would not want things to happen for pattern’s sake.

Then the magic happened. Today. July 9, 2017. I consider this as the best thing yet. Don’t be overly excited because you might get disappointed. I did not get any career promotion, a boyfriend, won a house and lot, or any of that sort etc. It’s better than those.

It’s something inside. Like I was filled up with a different kind of peace and power.

I might sound crazy right now and why am I even telling about this? But only because my heart is so full and I want not to forget.

In the end, the speaker prayed for us who already accepted Jesus before yet was still not surrendering all. I was moved because it felt like the first time of accepting Jesus as my personal Lord and Saviour. It was renewing. I felt so pure not by my own doing but because of the extravagant love of the Lord to send Jesus to die at the cross, and his promise that the Spirit is now living in me. My faith on God’s future grace never felt so available. That I have the power to flee and say no to disobedience to God.
I was moved because the speaker keeps on repeating to remember this day.

It’s a July. My tears wouldn’t stop. Everything flashed back. Every wrong decisions in July. They greatly impacted my life.

Yet I was moved by God’s love. Because on the place where I was unfaithful, there he came and rescued me.

Now I understand why I can’t remember when I first accepted Jesus. It’s because he set apart this day for that, July 9, 2017 .

And the magic in July continues.


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