YOUR FRIEND, REENA
My name is Reena. I’m first and foremost a disciple of Jesus Christ, son of the Almighty God. I want to put that out there because that statement alone is the most important title one can have. Just as you’re uniquely made, God has blessed me with many unique gifts, talents, and opportunities too. I’ve been blessed with the heart of an adventurer, a traveler, and a nurse. I’m marveled by the vastness of space and the undiscovered depths of the oceans. I’m not afraid of heights, in fact I welcome new adventures like rock climbing to the tops of mountains, sitting on the edge of the Grand Canyon, and jumping off cliffs into the Croatian sea. I do however have a great fear of groups of animals, especially birds and frogs (if God used them as a plague then you know they’re not good!). As a nurse, I love taking care of patients and being an advocate during their best times or a shoulder to cry on during their worst. I love any nature documentary narrated by David Attenborough (my last birthday was David themed, and my husband bought me a narwhal onesie). I’m also gifted in art, sewing, calligraphy, painting, and drawing. I love to cook, bake, decorate cakes, and anything in between. I’m the biggest and most obvious tourist in National Parks and famous cities around the world. I’m naturally an extrovert who loves games, quality time, and playing sports (not watching). I bike, snowboard, dance, sing, and run. I’m the wife and helper to an amazing husband (16 year old Reena’s answered prayer). I walk, sometimes crawl, through dark valleys in life and I have seasons of trials. I spend time in God’s word daily and learn something new every time. I strive for deep friendships and fight for my relationships. I enjoy my morning lavender tea. There are multiple times I sit just smelling and praising God for the scent of lavender. So this is a snippet of morning Reena: wake up, drink a cup of tea from my Wal-Mart mug, and eat my snacks on a proper desk with all my pens and highlighters as I spend the morning with God.
WHY DO THIS?
There are things I know are going to be difficult and different, but I do them anyway because in the depths of my soul, I feel the conviction. The conviction to be your friend. To encourage and build you up. The conviction that God is using me not for just one goal or one dream, but to produce bountiful fruit for a multitude that I didn’t even know He could bless. Now, I don’t have all the answers, and it would be a lie to say I’m anywhere close, but I know God can use my talents for his glory to help his daughters, my sisters, through life's daily trials and to be joyful during life's triumphs. We are in a spiritual battle against Satan. I want you to know that if He can use my talents for His glory, he can certainly use yours too!