Saturday, June 29, 2013

Seeking God first isn't always easy

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.  
Matthew 6:33  

 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

15 comments:

  1. Thanks for this sweet post! I felt so so encouraged after reading it. I feel like my relationship with God and my mood in general has been in a bit of a funk lately, and reading this made me realize yet again that God is my solution to everything! If I seek Him, He will make my paths straight and brighten my life like nothing else. Love you!

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    1. Sooo true!! I honestly too have been in a little bit of a weird funk these past couple days, so I felt God calling me to write this post! Love you a bunch :) God is going to brighten our paths like no other!!

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  2. I've been in that weird funk lately; no matter what I try, I just can't seem to shake it. Thanks for this reminder.

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    1. Same here girl, you aren't alone! God is the best teacher though, as long as we keep seeking Him he will eventually lift our spirits and fill us with joy! :)

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  3. so incredibly powerful. amazing words.. thank you!
    xx

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    1. Thank you so much! I am glad I was able to encourage you :)!

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  4. Love this & love your heart. What a beautiful post to read tonight! Thank you!! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Shelby! This comment of yours made me smile :) so happy to have met you through blogging!

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  5. It's a wonderful co-incidence that this verse came strongly to me, while I was praying from the Bible yesterday! :)

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    1. What no way?! That is crazy, I love how God is using technology in such powerful ways for each of us to connect with each other! Such a blessing!

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  6. Truly inspirational and you weight loss story is just great! God remains faithful! You're awesome. http://www.bebraveblossom.com

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  7. What a lovely blog. I have several favorite scriptures. Matthew 6:33 happens to be one of them. So, thank you!! And please keep writing to the glory of God.

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