Thursday, April 25, 2013

Giving it up to Him.

 Good morning friends!
I hope that each of your days are off to a lovely start.
I just wanted to let each of you know I appreciate SO much the wonderful comments that you have left here on my blog. They are so sweet and encouraging. If you have anything you want for me to be praying for you for, or if you just want to ask me some questions and get to know me, feel free to email me at :) Love y'all!
I have some exciting news coming up, that I will announce in a few days. (hehe, excited face)

In the meantime, I want to encourage the each of you to be FEARLESS today.
Whatever is making you nervous, anxious, fearful, or full of worry, let it go.
Today I'm going to be out and about job hunting, and I am pretty nervous about that. I'm scared that I'm never going to find a job, and I'm scared that I'll be sitting around all summer doing absolutely nothing. I know that isn't the reality of the situation though, because when I look to Jesus and keep my eyes on Him, He keeps encouraging me to move forward and follow my dreams.
God wants you to give ALL of your cares and worries up to Him, He promises to carry our burdens my lovely friends.

1 Peter 5:7
"Cast all of your anxiety on Him because He cares for you."

 I'll admit to you, this past week I haven't been giving all of my worries and fears up to God. But I'm learning that I can't allow myself to become so discouraged just because I slipped up. I'm always going to keep doing that as I continue to grow in the Lord's strength throughout my life. I simply just need to recognize this nudge of the holy spirit to me and keep moving forward in the future that God has promised to bless me with.

Why does God want us to be fearless? So we can have peace.

 John 14:27
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."

 God wants us to simply trust Him with everything He has given us in our lives. Whether for you that means a new job, a relationship, friendship... or whatever it is, just trust Him. God blesses us in our lives with amazing things, there's no doubt in that, but the hard part is learning how to completely trust Him with everything He has blessed us with. We worry about things to go completely wrong, and if where we are is exactly where God wants us. My advice? Pray ALL THE TIME that God would guide and direct you in your lives, and that His will would be done, not your own. God will direct you, you just have to ask Him and give Him total control. It is important to remember that the blessings He has given us in our lives are never completely ours as well. Look at each of the things you have been blessed with in your life with open hands, knowing that God is the one who is in ultimate control of everything around you and all of the things that He has placed into your life personally.

2 Timothy 1:12
 "I know the one in whom I trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until the day of his return."

 What I am working on right now is to learn to trust God WITHOUT wavering. Most of my days I do trust Him, but I find myself at random periods throughout the day wavering in my faith and allowing myself to come under spiritual attack by the enemy. Don't let that happen, that's never what God intended for you. I'm going to focus on praying the next time I slip up and do this.

Hebrews 10:23
"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful."

 I love y'all! Have a beautiful day.
And because I'm a nerd, here's a heart I made with my own two hands that I wanted to share with the each of you...;)


  1. Jess you have no idea how perfect of timing this post is for me! Thank you for sharing those awesome, and meaningful verses :) He truly has our lives in the palm of His hands and all he wants from us is our LOVE and our TRUST in HIM!

  2. Okay...I love your blog and your love of Christ! I've read some of your posts and they are all so uplifting and encouraging!

  3. Great post! So encouraging and perfect!
    New follower! I'm so glad you found my blog, and am excited to follow your blog too!


  4. I'm so glad you stopped by my blog because I LOVE your heart! It's really hard (pretty much impossible) for me not to fall in love with Jesus even more after reading your posts. Seriously, you have a gift for encouraging and exciting others for Jesus and all of His great love for us! :)

    I can't wait to read more of your blog!

  5. This is such a good post!! I absolutely love it, and it is such a good reminder. How great is it that we don't have to live with ANY fear? Obviously we still do at times because we're human, but knowing there is a God in control of everything brings me so much comfort. I don't know how people live without it.

  6. Newest follower...thank you for such a beautiful post. I needed it right this very moment :)