tiistai 3. helmikuuta 2015

hmm

HMMMM...

I have so many dreams. I have so many things I want to do. So many places I want to go. I want to travel, take pictures, write, meet new people, help people, make them smile, go abroad, be abroad, stay abroad, do something I will love to do every single day- for the rest of my life, sing, worship, have a coffee, sit on the beach, listen to music, hike, go on a road trip, snorkel, swim with a dolphin, ride an elephant, high five a monkey, visit a jungle, go to Africa (YWAM Discipleship Training School), visit so many different churches I'll lose count, dance, reach out to youth, have good conversations with old people, get married, have adventures with my husband, start a family- get children, love each day, smile each day, cry sometimes, experience new cultures, give my children unique experiences, live.love.laugh.- And do all of this with Jesus. Oh Amen honey!<3

What are your dreams? Write them down.
Then, give them to God.

Hahah, sometimes I have these moments. I have to get these things out of my system or I'll never be able to sit still and study.
Have a good night and don't forget to dream and stick to your dreams! Unless God gives you new ones;)

- Kata<3


sunnuntai 1. helmikuuta 2015

Year 2015 !!

I am so excited!!!!


This year is going to be super special. I just know it will! So many amazing things have already happened and you can just see how God is working here in our city, in our country, in Europe and in the whole entire world! More and more people are coming to church, there is a true awakening in Finland. My sister was in Helsinki last week and there God healed so many people and definitely something big was and IS going on. After my sister came back home, that same day God healed people at our church as well, so it's spreading...ghehe just you wait!

We've heard testimonies from people at church every week during our youth service Urban Light and it's been super encouraging to see people come up to the front and share things they've received from God for others or just for themselves. 

I personally feel like I'm on fire! God has lit something in me quite recently. I do feel a bit different and I'm so curious about what's going on around me and in me. I've heard there's a prophecy for the year 2015 and about an awakening rising here in Finland and at the moment I truly believe that is exactly what this year will behold. It's only the 28th of January and already amazing things have been happening and christians seem to be waking up or something. This country seems to be waking up.

Earlier last year I had trouble finding the self- discipline to read the bible daily and really focus on it and on God. But as we got closer to the end of the year 2014 (around November or something) I found the self- discipline I needed and ever since I've been at it, persistently. I need to pat myself on the back for that. And these days I just thirst for more. For so much more! Some days I wake up 2-3 hours earlier than I'd even have to- just to read the Bible and write things down. Just to spend time with God. And it definitely gives its' own kind of blessing for each day. 

Last week as I was praying and listening to some worship music while sitting on the floor in our living room... I asked God for something to pray for. Something having to do with prayer. A challenge maybe? And boy oh boy did God speak to me about that! I immediately thought of an 8-day prayer challenge for our whatsapp- group with our dutch friends. There are 8 of us, so the idea was to pray for each member of the group, one per day. And today was actually the last day of the challenge! And every single day during this challenge has been super amazing! God has spoken quite clearly through us to each other and I for sure feel like this touched each of our lives somehow. It's been so encouraging and inspiring and enjoyable and strengthening and all the other adjectives I can think of that are positive (:D) My faith seems to keep on getting stronger. And while that is happening my life is getting somehow more peaceful and easier? I feel God is super close to me right now! And I'm just so excited to see what's going to happen this year!!! I really don't know if I'm able to make you feel the same way I'm feeling right now, through my writing, but I sure hope you start feeling really excited while reading this! If you don't...try again. Haha!

So people, get a new perspective for this year if your current one is so not excited and full of dreams!
I mean it. The right perspective, right attitude, right goals....it's all super important!
God is going to be doing great things. He is going to use you! Just lay yourself into His hands. He'll do the rest. Leaps of faith are needed in this matter.
Our God is greater! Heaven will come down! There is power in the name of Jesus to break every chain! It's a new year and a new start for many of you. Live for God. Live with God. Breathe God. Speak God. Aim to be like Jesus. Love more, hate less. be thankful, don't be greedy, don't fight, have good conversations, keep your eyes open, listen, speak out the word of God. So many things will make this year so special, so much more amazing than the previous years. Ahhh!!


-I was actually cut off by the internet, so I was able to keep writing now, a few days after starting to write this.-

Let's just say keep your hopes up! Smile. Forgive. Pursue a relationship with God. Put him first. Give all of your dreams to him. All your questions and feelings as well. God's schedule is the best schedule. Sometimes it hurts, but when you keep going you'll know why you've gone through what you've gone through. Give your life to Jesus. Not only 50%. You're either in or not. Please choose to be in. <3 It will be a life long adventure. And well, our lives with Jesus last forever. #Heaven #eternallife

It's interesting how God works. When something doesn't happen the way we'd like it to happen we hate God for it. But later on, when we realize something better came out of it, we love God for it. Our thoughts and emotions are like roller coasters. We're either happy, unhappy, or just not pleased. Not satisfied. We need to learn how to think and react in a better way. Yes we're only human and we can do just so much, but to aim to be like Jesus, to think like Jesus, to behave like him. To react like he would react. Just try to be the best version of yourself. And include Jesus into that.

Take leaps of faith. Give everything to God. And it will be amazing! Good times and bad. Challenges and victories! Exciting.


"Rauhan Sä mulle annat, ei niin kuin maailma, vaan ENEMMÄN."

(=You give me peace, not like the earth, but MORE.)


Enjoy this year guys!!!!

Lots of love<3

-Kata