Friday, October 23, 2015

Obedience and Blessings

If you could only see what is on the other side of your obedience, you wouldn't dream of quitting. Trust God. Obey quickly.
- Heather Lindsey

GRACE- "God’s favor given to the undeserving." Now THAT is the good stuff. Undeserving but given to us anyway.

While most the country is gearing up for winter, in Arizona we get to enjoy being outside again
I LOVE this time of year in Arizona!
However, if you have been reading my blog, you know that leaving my family was hard
I say it a lot, simply...because it was
I had NO intention of leaving
But I have learned when God says GO, you listen
So I did

It has not always been easy
There have been nights all I want to do is go home to mom and dad instead of call them
I want to physically squeeze my nephews and hold them tight instead of Facetime
I want to attend that family dinner celebrating my brothers birthday
All things I miss

But after a year since moving here, I can confidently say Arizona is my home
And God has placed open doors and blessings right in front of me
New friendships and hopeful relationships

But you see, Arizona represents more than a new home for me
It represents more than a "leap of faith", a new journey, or a new chapter in my life

Because 50% 90% of me did not know what I was doing or why I was moving
All I could do was Trust the Lord that He knew
That He had a plan
And since being down here, He has proven himself
Over and over again

Since being down in Arizona, I have discovered a Grace I never knew I deserved
New Mercies I have never felt
A love for Him than I never knew
A deeper Trust for Him than I thought possible

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight"
Proverbs 3:5-6

All week I have felt the Lord truly remind me that He is trustworthy
To trust Him with the good, the bad and the downright painful
His plan is always better

Tonight I got to play baseball & cowboys outside
I was saved by the bad men by superman, batman, and a maverick
God placed a special family in my path in Arizona
 And it is nights like tonight I see Gods amazing Grace

He so sweetly reminds me,
"Thank you Jessie for being obedient.
This is exactly where I want you.
Your story is only unfolding.
For I know the plans I have for you
Stay focused on what I have for you
Watch me amaze you." 

Ok God, you have not let me down so far
I see that You always provide blessings after obedience
I will continue to trust you as I live completely abandoned to Your Will

We even got to Facetime with my nephews in Washington!
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