A Father’s Faithfulness

It’s crazy what can change in just a year. One year ago it was placed on my heart to leave the comfort of my the life I had worked so hard at building in South Carolina. It didn’t make sense to me or my family. I had accomplished so much at my age and had the life I always thought I wanted. Then Jesus came into my life and turned it completely upside down (in a good but sometimes scary way). I’d been in church and I loved the Lord with all my heart but I felt compelled to do more. So, I begin looking into missions. There are many missions to choose from, but I was drawn to Youth with a Misson, Discipleship Training School. It is a 12 week mission located in Louisville, Kentucky. We will be working hands on within the community and learning discipleship and evangelism in the classroom. Everything we do is driven by the desire to grow closer to God. The mission will end with a 10 week outreach phase to spread the gospel overseas. I am so excited to have this opportunity to not only serve the Lord but the community as well.

I am two weeks out from the start date for youth with a mission! I am excited and scared all at the same time, and looking forward to sharing the ups and downs of this adventure with you guys! Right now, I am in awe of Gods faithfulness. If you are in a place where you need encouragement, listen to Reckless love by Cory Ashbury…it’s my go to!

And oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God
Oh, it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine
And I couldn’t earn it, and I don’t deserve it, still, You give Yourself away
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God, yeah
There’s no shadow You won’t light up
Mountain You won’t climb up
Coming after me
There’s no wall You won’t kick down
Lie You won’t tear down
Coming after me

When he placed this on my heart to do missions. It took patience which is something I am not really good at and holding on with hope, when I didn’t think I would get to this moment. Faith in myself and God was wavering, but holding on to a promise this last year has brought me joy along with trails and sometimes faith the size of a mustard seed. God never fails and I am filled with joy he has trusted me with this adventure to go overseas spreading the gospel. My wallpaper for my phone this last year has been-“Everything you have spoken, will come to pass, let it be done.”Everything that happens will come to pass and will be used for good, I don’t want anything that isn’t Gods plan for my life. I am most looking forward to growing in a more intimate relationship with God, to be able to serve the needs to those around me and overseas! I ask for your prayers during this time to live in the moment, don’t let self doubt get in the way of seeking God and opportunities to grow deeper in faith, praying for wisdom, humility and radical bold faith. Thank you, for the supporting my blog and I am looking forward to posting more often, this is a huge change for me and I am sure there will be lots of stories!

Link below any donation or share I am extremely grateful for! Prafully consider supporting me in this next step in life, at Ywam six month program. I want to be praying for you also, go to the contact page message me or leave a comment!

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Where’s The Evidence?

Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

It is by faith we understand that the whole world was made by God’s command so what we see was made by something that cannot be seen.

Men know about God. He has made it plain to them. Men cannot say they do not know about God. From the beginning of the world, men could see what God is like through the things He has made. This shows His power that lasts forever. It shows that He is God. Romans 1:19-20

By The heavens declare the glory of God, and the skies announce what his hands have made. Day after day they tell the story; night after night they tell it again.They have no speech or words; they have no voice to be heard.But their message goes out through all the world; their words go everywhere on earth. Psalms 19:1-4

By Faith Abel…
By Faith Enoch…
By Faith Noah…
By Faith Abraham…
By Faith Sarah…
By Faith Abraham…
By Faith Jacob…
By Faith Isaac…
By Faith Jacob…
By Faith Joseph…
By Faith Moses…
By Faith passed through the Red Sea….
By Faith walls of Jericho…
By Faith the prostitute of Rahab…
By Faith (YOUR NAME)…

By faith what are you going to do with your life? Change the course of what people think you are capable of, change the course of history, change the lives of many with your story of your faith in God. Have faith and let God be the author of your story, guide your steps, and let go of things holding you back. I Pray that from this day forward you start to renew your faith and refresh your mind, body, and soul. Spending time with God in the word, mediation, prayer, and going out into the world giving your heart to the broken. By Faith (YOUR NAME)…

What I do to prioritize my mind in the morning:
By Faith today and forever, I (Jessica) am going to live my life for my Creator, Savior, Christ My King, My Heavenly Father who has given me everything, love is greater than all things, I surrender myself to Gods will.

And what more shall I say? Through their faith they defeated kingdoms. They did what was right, received God’s promises, and shut the mouths of lions.They stopped great fires and were saved from being killed with swords. They were weak, and yet were made strong. They were powerful in battle and defeated other armies.Women received their dead relatives raised back to life. Others were tortured and refused to accept their freedom so they could be raised from the dead to a better life.

Post Based on Hebrews 11

 

What Is Your Life?

Come now, you who say “Today or tomorrow we will go into this city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit.”

Where as you do not know what will happen tomorrow.

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE?

It is just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. James 4:13-14

I don’t know about you, but I am tired of having stressful Mondays. Join me today and giving it to the Lord. Praying for a new perspective, for opportunities to show faith and love on people like Jesus.