Friday, July 11, 2014

"See, I am doing a new thing!"

Instead of striving for a predictable, safe lifestyles, 
seek to know Me in greater depth and breadth
I long to make your life a glorious adventure, 
I am always doing something new within My beloved ones
Be on the lookout for all that I have prepared for you
- Jesus Calling 

This post has taken me awhile to write
I got back from Africa over a week ago... jet lag got the best of me
I am now trying to process what is next for me

I started this blog July 2012,  after about 6 months of thinking about it
 I knew the Lord was starting a great story for my life
I knew great adventure was on its way
I wanted to make sure I documented what The Lord was doing in my life
 I wanted to make sure I was "Enjoying the Journey"
Though I didn't move anywhere or go on a grand vacation, I had quite the adventure

The past three years The Lord opened a whole new way of viewing life
I saw life through the lens of the Word and not the world
I started dreaming about a life I never imagined before

I finally realized that our life is a platform to glorify Him
Impact others for His Glory- build His kingdom
Most the time I didnt know what I was doing or getting myself into
The Lord showed His Grace anyway
The Lord blessed me anyway

It is now July 2014, two years since I started blogging
The Lord has turned my life upside down
However, better than I ever imagined

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more 
than all we ask or imagine, 
according to his power that is at work within us,"
Ephesians 3:20 

Throughout the past couple years I knew He was preparing me for a big change
I knew I was going somewhere, I just didn't know where
This year, however, brought the most change

First, the Lord asked me to leave my comfortable job I loved at Seattle Pacific after six years
Are you sure Lord? Ok,  I will 

Then He reminded me that I am going to Ethiopia in June 
Africa? Are you sure? Ok, I would love too.

Jessie, I want you to move to Phoenix
Wait, what?!

Phoenix, Arizona
You mean the city that is hot ALL THE TIME?

Phoenix, Arizona
A city I have NEVER been too?

Phoenix, Arizona
The city that doesn't have the seasons fall or winter?

Phoenix, Arizona
The same Arizona Cardinals in same conference as Seattle Seahawks?

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart 
and lean not on your own understandings, 
but in ALL ways acknowledge Him 
and He will set your paths straight."
Proverbs 3:5-6

 OK, Lord, I will move to Phoenix, Arizona. 

The Lord has made it very clear that this is my next move
The next place along my journey in my life 
I don't know exactly what I am doing when I get there but I am ok with that
Since I made the decision He has already opened doors
He has placed a great excitement and peace within me
I believe He has been preparing my heart for this move for awhile

My life is not going as I planned but exactly how it is supposed too
I know that God has turned my world upside down
I know He has called me out of my place of comfort and into the unknown
I know God is directing me on a new path

I will miss my family
I will miss my two adorable, amazing nephews
I will miss the Seattle rain and especially the fall season
I will miss my boots, big sweaters and scarves
I will miss the comfort of having family within a drive distance
I will miss knowing my way around a city
I will miss my comfort

Walking in Gods Will brings joy & peace
Walking in Gods Will brings bigger blessings & beauty
Walking in Gods Will is a great adventure worth taking

I am moving to Arizona because the fear of staying in my comfort zone is greater than the fear of the unknown

Unknown to me but known to Him

"See, I am doing a new thing! 
Now it springs up, do you not perceive it? 
I am making a way in the desert..."
Isaiah 43:19 



  1. This is amazing!! My best friend lived in Phoenix when she was in high school and always wants to go back!

    Can't wait to hear about your trip to Africa too.

  2. Jessie, so fun to read through these last couple of posts and see how God is providing for you through this time of transition! You are an inspiration and encouragement to trust Him with all things. Praying for you this week, that you are blessed in your obedience to Him. Love you friend!


I would love to hear how you are enjoying your journey!