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So again, I'm sorry for the terrible bad updates :/

I've started to think that maybe i should change to once a week instead of once a day. It might make it more interesting to read and I don't have to forget that often. If i keep it to weekends or so. Though if I do i should have it on Sundays so you can hear the new preach i hear each week. 

Okay I'll start with the preaching that was last Sunday, I was on two meetings that day, first in the morning when pastor Ian preached and then in the evening when pastor James Murray preached. Lets start with pastor Ians preach. He talked about how we should step out of the boat, just like Peter did when Jesus walked on water. Peter didn't hesitate, he walked out on the water to be with Jesus. So so shall we. We should walk on water and when we do we have to trust that God will do amazing things for us. God rewards the ones with faith. Hebrews 11:6 says "And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him". 

Though, when Peter walked out to Jesus he saw the waves and lost focus and instantly began to sink. Cried out for Jesus to save him. While Jesus reached out his hand to him he said "you of little faith, why did you doubt?" Which leads us to the next, walk by faith and not buy sight. We need to keep our focus on God and not look at all the circumstances. We have to walk by faith and trust God has us, if we doubt we sink. And faith comes from hearing. If we here God telling us to do something we can not doubt! We need to walk on the water and trust God. Not lose focus on what God called you to do, as long our eyes are on God we wont sink but one little miss focus and we will begin to sink. 

He said a thing that touched me deeply, "failure is never final". Those four words hit just right, Failure is never final. It's easy to think that, that if you fail you are done. Not the case, to fail you must try and try is not failure. To try and step out of the boat in the first place takes courage and faith. So even if you would of fail it dose not mean its over! Find back to the focus and keep walking! 

This leads us to the next thing he talked about, "safe option or faith option". To stay in the boat is the safe option. You're safe and can't sink BUT your not moving.  You can always choose between safe option or faith option. This was a good thing for me to hear, it's to easy to take the safe option. It shouldn't even be an option. It should be a habit to just walk out of the boat and walk by faith! 

This was shortly what pastor Ian preached about. The things I felt was for me and that I understood. 

Pastor James Murray talked about how the church in general all over the world. Most people think that the church is for the "good people". So they don't think they belong there, because they aren't "good" people. He talked about how church is inclusive and not exclusive. Church is a hospital for the hopeless, not a country club for the elites. People that goes to church are not "good" people, they are broken people who come together to kneel at the throne of grace. This is what church should be like! He gave a few good examples and one of them was that if someone stands in front of church smoking, some may be saying things like "how can they call them self Christians, how can they smoke in front of church!". James said that yes they might be standing in front of church smoking but six months ago they stood in a dark lane smoking something else. We don't know their story, where they been. Church is a hospital for the broken not a place "good" people go. He also said this "God only work with messed up people, because that's all there is". I thinks that's wonderful to hear. God works with the messed up people because everyone are messed up in different ways. 

Two really good preaching, I'm so happy to have witnessed and heard them live! 

See ya mate!

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​So here we go, now ill tell you what Pastor Phil preached about. i know it's a bit later then i planned and told you but here we go! 

So he talked about the power of Gods meanwhile. This word hit me like a truck! The power of Gods meanwhile. It's amazing when we think about it. I will go in to more details I'm just struggling whit where i should start. I'll start with what the whole "Gods meanwhile". So the thing is that God has a plan. When your doubting and struggling God has a plan. He has a meanwhile. While your walking around worrying God is working on your meanwhile. I'll take one example that is current for most young people. Who is your love? Who will you end up marrying? we are looking for who we are supposed to end up with. But the thing is we don't need to worry or look for it. God is working on it and have been working on it since you where born. God will send the right person in the right time. He has a meanwhile for that. I'll tell the example Phil used. He have always been christian, grown up in this church, on the central cost etc. When Phil is raised in this church God is working on a meanwhile in Korea. A cute babygirl that was put up for adoption because her parents couldn't keep her. This babygirl was a meanwhile God was working on and in the right time God made them fall inlove. God has a plan and he has meanwhiles that will cross your path. This leads us to the four meanings of meanwhile:

  1. Meanwhile means relax
  2. Meanwhile means work hard
  3. Meanwhile means keep going
  4. Meanwhile means forgive and unify

So this is what meanwhile means. On the first one it's about that you shouldn't stress, you need to relax and trust God knows. Just relax in Gods meanwhile and have faith in it. Which leads us to the second meaning, work hard. How dose that work? First it's relax and now work hard?  Well it works because you need to work hard for your reality will meet Gods meanwhile. You need to walk in the places God puts you in and have faith that Gods meanwhile will come. But you can't just sit back and hope, it's hard work and moving forward in what God wants you to do. Keep your focus and trust in his meanwhile. This leads us in to the third meaning. Keep going. Don't let doubt control because God is never early, never late, he's always in perfect timing. For this reason you need to keep going. keep going in the path God have for you and don't ever stop. God has like appointments with your path where his meanwhile are meant to cross your path. There is though one person that works incredibly hard to make you miss these appointments and that is the devil. He will do all he can so you miss your meanwhile God has in store for you. God have a lot of meanwhile and is always working on the meanwhile. That's why we must keep going. Then the last one, forgive and unify. You need to forgive and unify. The meanwhile helps with that. Gods meanwhile will make you forgive and unify.

I'm going to link the website and there is the recordings from different preaching that have taken place. This one wasn't there when i looked but i'm sure it will come out and then you can listen to it yourself and you will understand better then how i explain probably. 

But really, trust in Gods meanwhile. This, like i said in the beginning, hit me like  truck. The power of Gods meanwhile!

http://www.impactc.me/#!church-erina/crwg

https://vimeo.com/impactc

The first link is for the church and the second one is where the recordings are! 

See ya mate!



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I know I promised to give you the preach but I was in adventure today and I just have to tell you!!!!
I was working in impact cafe first until 12, then Tiff picked me up and we went out to check out prices for, I'm not kidding, a TATTOO!!!!
So nowadays I have a tattoo!!!!
It's just crazy :D
Look at me growing up being independent ;)
This trip have given me a lot of firsts and I feel how I'm growing.

I made a cross on my wrist so when people ask me where or when I got it I can say "oh I got it my year I'm Australia". That dose sound cool :p

This journey is just amazing. It's all I wanted it to be and more
Yes I miss home but this is my home to so it will be painful to leave when it's time to :(
Im growing, I'm getting independent, I'm taking chances, I'm living, I'm making memories, I'm finding new parts of me I never knew existed!

I'm so deeply happy!

And I will tell you about the preach, possible tomorrow but if not definitely on Friday cuz I'm free that day :)

See ya mate!

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I am terrible sorry :/ I just don't have that much energy :p
I've started to work in the caffe now and I'm their runner so I'm just all over all the time x)

I have to tell you though so tomorrow I MUST!
I have to just do it!!!
This time I really promise even if I have to stay up all night!

Yesterday I got a package from mom which was a marabou milk chocolate!!!!!! Just amazing so I ate some tonight and I'm sad to say I had forgotten it taste :( the first bite tasted weird :o it was so strange but I've discovered that taste is connected to memory. As soon as I ate I was back in Sweden, In my room eating melted chocolate watching a movie in my sofa ^^ it really reminded me of home :o so just that taste took me right back to where I belong :) but yes, I had forgotten how it tasted :/ the first bite then I remembered why I loved it so much ;)

See ya mate!

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I know I've been the worst with writing and I'm so sorry!!!
I have to get better again and I have to tell you what pastor Phil preached yesterday. It was one of the best preachings I've heard!!!

Okay so tomorrow I will tell you guys about that!
For now I'll tell you that I DROVE TODAY!!!!!
First time in an automatic car, first time in Australia and first time where everything is on the wrong side. And I did good, I'm a bit impressed myself ;)
It felt amazing to be behind the wheel again and gosh I can't wait to get my own car ^^

Oh and Saturday was my 100:th day here :o how cool is that? ;)
Feels great to be here actually, I like it and I've got good friends :) I can't wait to go home but I don't want to leave XP hahah makes sense

Well I'll tell you tomorrow about the preach and I'll have my computer so I'll write good :)

See ya mate!

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First, I'm so sorry about the bad updates!!!!

Second, I was at church this morning but I'll write about that tomorrow, way to tired to go in on that now!

Last, I had the most amazing afternoon with tiff today :D we went shopping, I just bought a pair of cozy pants, a sport bra and shampoo :p then we went out and in to a bar^^ my first bar visit XP haha we took a very tasty drink and sat and talked about life and stuff ^^ we ate chips and Icecream on the beach and just talked so much :)
It was amazing and all spontaneous:D
We didn't plan it at all but it was just the best :)
I like the spontaneous trips ^^ I'm so blessed with great friends here!!!!

See ya mate!

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This week have been a staying home week XP
I have had some me time and it have been great actually.

Got some things here at home to do for the weekend so it's not that I'm home because of lazyness it's more of me having me time.
Thinking, praying, training... Just had focus on different stuff then usual:)
Today i trained all three of the horses (Greg have been super busy, Dawn to which is also one reason why I'm home) so I've trained the horses, fixed the cottage and I'll fix up the house before Friday afternoon :p
So tomorrow I'll be home start with some cleaning and train the boys again :)

Today after I had trained all three of them I was so sweaty XP hahha it dripped down my face :p so all three boys where sweaty and so was I x)
All of us got a workout :p

I'll go to bed now cuz I don't want to wake up to late :p

See ya mate!

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So.... I was without wifi haha
I couldn't update :p
Stayed at a pastor couple from Saturday to today because I went to the church in Bondi this time ^^ it was lovely!!
But one thing at at time.
Yesterday I was with this pastor couple, pastor Joy and pastor Mark :)
It was lovely, also pastor Joy is in charge with kids church every Sunday so all the kids leaders or people that help out with the kids where there for a meeting :)
Made it less boring for me without wifi ;)
Then we got invited to a bbq at Ariels place with her family which was lovely ^^
Got back to where I was going to sleep and saw part of a movie before i went to bed. The movie seemed good, called "limitless" :)

Today I had to get up early :( at six!!!
But I had a lovely day^^ I had the kids with one of Ariels brothers, Jackson and it was nice. Only four kids but still ^^ apparently one of the boys we had is a very judgemental boy, but he hold my hand so his mom said that he must like me :D that made me happy ^^
Also me and Jackson went down to the beach and a little in the water so I can actually say I've been on Bondi beach ;) it was just great :D
Now I'm at impact waiting :p they are doing a big move with gym stuff so I'll be here a while now :p

Now let's spam you all with pictures ;)

See ya mate!

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Haha I forgot yesterday again x)
I was home yesterday, read a bit in the bible, wrote down my pray request for me this time in Australia. Trained a bit and watched a lot of series :p

Today I was at impact and was with ariel almost the whole day ^^ it was great :D
More than that haven't really been today :p

But I want to tell you my verse from the bible!!!
It's Matthew 6:34
It says
"Therefor do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own"

I just LOVE IT!!! It's amazing ^^

I'll probably be home tomorrow and do some chores and read more. Search. Pray.

Have a great day and for me a great night sleep x)

See ya mate!

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So today it was Australia Day :D
I had a wonderful day ^^
First I had a great sleep in ;)
Then I went to a plant shop with Greg and Dawn to buy new plants for the house. We had lunch there to and it was really, really nice!!! I took some pictures there to ;) some things were just really cool!

Then me and Greg trained Duke, I'm really getting it. Bits are falling to place so I'm definitely getting better! I have really much to learn of course but I'm starting to get the thinking and the feeling. It's just wonderful ^^

After that I got picked up by the family I've been spending some time with, the ones I went in bush walk with. Spent the evening with them celebrating the Australia Day ;) I learnt the most odd thing though. I thought having sausages in white toast bread was weird... Today I learnt that they do the same with CHIPS?!?! (Fries I wold say but oh well) isn't that just really wears? They take a slice of bred, put chips (fries) on it, then ketchup or bbq souse, the next slice of bread and then it it like that?!?! I tried but it wasn't the most tasty I've eaten x) it wasn't disgusting but I just prefer to eat my chips the way they are x)
We also saw fireworks and I spent a lot of the evening laughing xP
Had a great time ^^

See ya mate!

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