I am thrilled to be doing my first ever blog collab for my Finding You Series with four talented fellow bloggers! As Valentine’s Day approaches, I feel sometimes we all tend to think of the ones we love, as only earthly love, and forget God has and will always be there loving each one of us more than we can imagine.
Recently, God has been teaching me to fully trust Him in everything. A song that truly connects to me and has helped me through recent challenges is Trust by Hillsong Young & Free.
As I step into the unknown, God is already there waiting for me. He will lead the way and teach me all I need to know to be able to get through any obstacle that may come my way.
Pray impossible prayers. Unintentionally, we only pray in a way we think God can answer our requests. Don’t limit God. He can do anything! When we can’t see a way, God makes a way. Expand your faith by putting all of your TRUST in Christ alone. When I say “all” I mean every care, any thought, concern, worry, doubt, and fear that is on your mind. Give all of your cares to Him and He will take care of every last one for you. Just trust Him.
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Last time I read this verse I quickly skimmed by it reciting it with no meaning, unintentionally, since I had it memorized back in elementary school. After I blazed by it, in what felt like one second, God told me to read it again. I mentally argued, “why? I already know what it says”. God told me I was missing the point and if I read it again I would get something new out of this passage I’ve known my entire life. So I reluctantly looked back at the verse and when I read “…lean not on your own understanding…” it popped out at me. God was right. A new understanding was revealed to me. I now have a whole new perspective on this very verse, that I’ve known my entire life. Incredible, right?! The new meaning that had struck me in that very moment was that I was mentally limiting God’s abilities. God is working and moving plans, people, and life all around of things I am unaware of at this time in my life. I try to think of all of the possible solutions to problems that come my way on my own. Even though I acknowledge God and what He can do, It didn’t phase me that He can bring things into the picture that I am completely unaware of. God knows a way that I don’t. People I haven’t met yet, God is moving in their lives and shaping them to be the person I will someday meet. That also goes for my future husband. I have no clue who he is now, but God is working in his life and I know it because I’ve been praying for him. I’ve been reading this incredible book, Praying For Your Future Husband by Robin Jones Gunn, which has inspired this post and has tremendously helped guide me in varies way to be praying. Also, to my surprise, it has strengthened my faith and intimacy with God. I’ve recently been growing so much closer and have built a new type of trust with Him. When you pray for someone else that you don’t even know, it builds a deep trust between you and the Lord because it becomes a three way bond. Also, it develops a dependence on God that He is moving lives, even when I can’t see it. God shows His love for each one of us by paying attention to every plan and little detail in our lives. Those, little details are very important to me because I’m a detail-oriented perfectionist. As the song I had shared with you earlier says, “In every little detail, You are close”.
Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”.
Psalm 37:5 – “Depend on the Lord; trust Him, and He will take care of you”.
Here is the list of the incredible bloggers who joined me on this collab for my Finding You Series! Definitely, check out all of their stories of how God has been impacting their lives recently!
LemonadePressBlog.com by Caitlin
Rubies-Blog.com by Lexi Lucas
StyledByMckenz.wordpress.com by McKenzie Morgan
KelseaMoriah.wordpress.com by Kelsea Watkins
xoxo, Jasmine Grace