Hey guys. I hope your days are all off to a good start! Today is moving day for me into my new house, and I am beyond excited! It's so cool to know that I was able to share my searching for a place to live experience with you guys on here and that you were able to see how The Lord worked it out for me in the end. On a different note, I am really enjoying summer time and just being able to lay low and relax before graduate school starts up in the fall.
I can't help but share with you guys something The Lord has been putting on my heart lately. It has to do with seeking Him over everything else. Sound familiar? Thought so. :).
Seek the kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.
I've been practicing my calligraphy skills, and below is a something I drew last night, what do you guys think? I love using colorful markers!
Wow. What an incredible promise this verse gives us. The first thing I think when I see this verse is how wonderful of a promise from God it entails. The second thing I think of is how sometimes it can be so easy for me to focus on my fears and problems, instead of God. Sometimes it can be easy to let my mind wander off into the unknown, and begin to question where God is leading me in my life. Whenever I find myself beginning to think this way, I have to shake myself out of it and trust and believe that God is working for my good. As soon as I do this, my mood instantly lightens and I feel back to my normal, happy self. Fearful thoughts are not from God, as I sometimes have to remind myself.
I just wanted to encourage you guys today that whatever you are going through, nothing is too big for God to handle. Sometimes, seeking God first isn't always the easiest thing when our circumstances are out of line. I like things to be going smoothly and without any slip ups, like every other human being. However I am learning as a Christian it means that sometimes my circumstances will be beyond my control and just plain overwhelming. These are the times that if I am not seeking Gods wisdom and strength through the whole thing, I am doomed to failure and I would probably give up.
So guys. Frustrated with how your life is going right now? Seek Him first. Confused? Seek Him first. Annoyed? Seek Him first. Terrified of the unknown? Seek Him first. Overly emotional for no reason and in a weird funk? Seek Him first. God puts us through hard times for a reason, He always has some wonderful wisdom to teach us. There is a light at the end of your tunnel, whether your circumstances are overwhelmingly terrifying or just slightly annoying. I promise. Our Gods a teacher, and He just simply wants to know if we trust Him enough to make it though the test.
Love always, Jess