Hi! I'm Cassidy Okenica; it is nice to meet you and find you reading my blog. Thank you for that!
A few days ago I realized how wonderful and amazing it would be to start blogging about my life, encounters, and experiences. I wouldn't have any of these things without the love and grace of our sweet Savior. So, I thought: why not post and thank him for it?
Which is why I am here, to constantly remind others and myself of the way he is working in our lives.
Sometimes in faith, when we get deep, and we feel so loved and connected with God, we sit and think, "wait, now what?" And it's the most frustrating question to ask yourself; you feel like you've hit a dead end. You feel loved and deep into his word, but you don't know what's next. It's a waiting period. Many people in my life right now (including me) are stuck in this waiting and longing for more of him. It's a journey we are taking and conquering together.
I thought about what to do next. I thought about what I haven't done in my life that could potentially change someone's life. Inside of my small group, we have all had this feeling like God was going to do something huge to make a difference in lives. When we discussed this, I thought about the goal I set about four years ago in the sixth grade; it's one passion I have had my middle school years and half of high school.
I have always had this hope to inspire people around me, to be the light on the hill.
In the book of Matthew, Jesus taught his disciples:
You are the light of the world. A town on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they might see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
For years, since Boot Camp through Browns Bridge Transit, this has been one of my life goals. I hope to achieve this through these posts and through my daily actions around school, church, and all the other places you may encounter me. It's a passion of mine. The word of God and his son are all too precious and full of life to be concealed by fear. So, no more fear.
Here is my blog and pieces of my life all for you; I have hope that you see who God truly is and all the plans he has for your life.
Every year, Browns Bridge Inside-Out students escape the hectic schedules of high school and spend the weekend at Sharptop Cove worshiping, learning, and sharing God. Through Vertical Reality, I have grown and learned so much. This year, God showed me how crucial prayer is; by a gentle whisper, he invited me to speak up instead of speaking out, and by a gentle whisper, he's calling you, too.
Sometimes, we just aren’t ready. We don’t feel like we have all the necessary tools in our toolboxes or our ducks in the proper row. We have so many doubts clouding our judgement and making us believe that we are unable to do what we have to do. We doubt ourselves and ultimately God.