As many of you reading know, I made a commitment at the beginning of the year to read my bible at least 5 days out of the week. In doing so I have been discovering (finally) who God has created me to be. And I’m really enjoying sharing my adventure with you!
I wasted so many years trying fit the image of the world surrounding me. I was never satisfied, always searching, and never had a true sense of peace with who I was. This constant searching even followed me through to this very blog, I would try to write different ways hoping that I would reach more people. For a while I was just trying to sprinkle God here and there into my writing. I was afraid of sounding to preachy and feared that people would think I was being pushy about my faith.
Well friends here’s the deal, I am who I am today BECAUSE of God! My faith is not something that I lightly sprinkle around when need. It is the foundation of my life, my marriage and the raising of my children.
It hasn’t always been this way, for years I tried running life on my own and guess what? those were the years I was constantly searching for my calling in life, those are the years I was insecure, lost and alone.
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is- his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2
It’s been 3 years since I have started this blogging journey, I can tell you with absolute confidence that you will no longer find God sprinkled throughout my post. Because, I can’t live a joyful life if God is only used as a back-up plan, a dash of faith here and a sprinkle of hope there doesn’t work for me.
What you will find in this blog is a girl who has been doing some serious soul searching and found her grounding in life….GOD. He is the foundation of this blog and of my life, He is my confidence, He is my salvation.
“By the grace of God I am what I am and His grace to me was not without effect…” Corinthians 15:10
And all I want is for each one of you reading to truly find your calling, find your foothold, find your confidence in God. Stop searching this world for peace, maybe you’ll find some temporary happiness but I promise you in won’t last (I say that from experience in my own life) In order to find yourself you MUST first find God.
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds” Hebrews” 10:24
It doesn’t matter where you are at in life, what “religion” you grew up in or how much biblical knowledge you have. You guys, when I started my bible reading/ journaling journey in January (so many J’s) I didn’t even fully understand the whole new covenant old covenant thing. Maybe you’re like me and don’t know that the heck that is right now or maybe you’re like really Ash, duh!! But thats my point you don’t have to be living the perfect life to be a follower of God, you can come to Him a total hot mess and He will rescue you. He will love you and He will pour out His mercy and grace in your life.
” ….I will put my law in their hearts and will write them on their minds. Their sins and lawless acts will remember no more.” Hebrews 10:16-17
This is me, I find my joy and peace sharing with you what God has done and continues to do in my life. I am not afraid to tell you about my mistakes because I know they do not define me. I will no longer sprinkle God throughout my life, He is the whole wonderful recipe. And I want you to know that you too can live a joyful life. It starts with one commitment. Give yourself to Him today.