God is writing the story of our lives!

I never really thought that putting down the pencil would be so hard yet so beautiful at the very same time. I knew what I meant when I named my blog, I knew it meant releasing control of my life, just like it says at the top, under the heading, a moment by moment surrender to the One who created it all! Moment by moment, meaning at each moment surrendering to what I believe God wants even if it was not exactly what I want, or what I would do! My favorite verse in the Bible is “Trust in the Lord with ALL of your heart, lean not on your own understanding, but in ALL your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.” Surrendering and trusting that even if it doesn’t make sense, it is God and He created the world, so I would rather be in His will, than my own.writing450

Putting my pencil, my story, my future in His hands, trusting ONLY HE can write the best selling story of my life. It’s never a best seller without pain but the beautiful part is a best seller usually always ends up with a heartwarming ending and I am confident that my God, He works ALL things together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. I know I LOVE Him more than anything and am called by name, for His purpose.

He will work these things as well for my good and His glory.

God is God, when I sit and really dwell in that; I see how real He is. I see that He is good, I am beyond thankful for His guidance even if it hurts, and it has hurt lately. I am beyond grateful that He came to set the captives free and I am one of them, I am beyond grateful that He has plans to prosper me, not to harm me, to give me hope and a future, that He is Peace, He gives wisdom freely without measure and that He will work things out in us for a purpose, a purpose to share those stories of freedom with others and help set them free from the yoke of bondage. He is a Redeemer, He is a Rock, He is Hope, He is worthy of our trust and He is my Perfect Father, He teaches, He preaches, He loves and He adores.

My heart is strengthened by the pain of the past two events in my life, He is strong in our weakness and it is kind of amazing! I feel this right now, I feel that He is holding me and that I am stronger than I was before, because I KNOW who holds me through it all, I know who knows my heart, I know who knows my pain and I know who tells me that He is proud of me. That is my Father in Heaven. He truly is before ALL things and in Him all things hold together and I am glad He is writing my story, because He writes the best stories.

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no where to get too

It’s a journey not a destination…..I know we all know this! I know I have heard this exact term in sermons, books, and out of the mouths of those I respect, but I don’t know that it really ever, took root, SUNK in until today, in the parking lot, at a Publix grocery store. I am not exactly sure why more than one of my God moments in the past few weeks has been in the parking lot of a Publix grocery store, but that is beside the point.

The point is! There is actually nowhere to GET.

What I mean by this is that there is no where to get and then things will be ok, there is no where to get and then I will be WHERE I am supposed to be….. I am supposed to be on a journey, I looked up the definition of journey and this is what it said “passage or progress from one stage to another”……. I am supposed to be right where I am at this very moment in time, whether a valley (a sad time in life) or a mountain top (a time of great JOY) wherever you are right now, is exactly where you are supposed to be on the journey… Some will tell you “Life isn’t fair” I don’t personally know if that is right or wrong, but I do know that we ALL travel through our share of valleys as well as up to our share of mountain tops….I know that I know God has a purpose for both, what I don’t know is WHY (well I have some theories, but we are getting off topic) I don’t know WHY everything happens the way it does and I believe it is not for me to know. The Bible says in the book of Isaiah Chapter 55 Verse 8….. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.” So we may never know the WHY…. All I know is when I seek God first; He then reveals what is next. Don’t get me wrong I am constantly “bugging Him” about what is next Lord “what is next” I beg to know. I have heard Him clearly tell me “don’t miss today Lindsay and trust me for tomorrow”…. The Bible says in the book of Matthew Chapter 6 Verse 34 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” the Bible also says in the book of Proverbs Chapter 3 Verses 5 &6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight”

Pretty practical information in the Bible! It makes sense…. So let Go and Ask God…. HE WILL direct your steps!!!

Hello world!

so, this Blog…..it is going to be about what I have learned and what I am still learning about life, love and the pursuit!  the pursuit of what??? Well, that is up to you! Whatever you are pursuing! For me, that is my relationship with the Creator of Everything, who better to pursue right? I mean let’s REALLY take a sec to think about it….  If God did create it all, everything, everyone, ALL things, then why would we waste our time reading, listening or seeking anything else. You may think that is a “little much”…..but is it??…. I mean seriously… I spent 31 years of my life pursing EVERYTHING else, money, popularity, FUN, success, love, friendship, the right parties, the right clothes, the right job, I was literally bouncing around looking for something, but I had no idea I was looking for anything, I just thought it was life……. I would talk about it a lot, “the meaning of life” I would say to my friend on the porch “is this it, is this what we are suppose to be doing???”…I am not going to lie, it was fun, BUT it never satisfied me. I always thought there must be more—– or something I am missing in life??? So at 29 I decided it was time for a change.. I knew there was more to life and I thought I was just in the wrong location, so I moved to Atlanta- just thought it would be cool- nothing much more than that…… After I found the most perfect place to live in the most perfect trendy area, I was invited to all the most fancy of events in town and met a lot of  “mover and shaker” types – cool people–smart– trendy– I found myself heartbroken just 4 months later, ALL ALONE crying in my bed. Crying out to a God???? Please understand, God was this big person in the sky who was busy dealing with MUCH bigger issues than my little life…. I believed in Him, if you would have asked me, but that was about it… I didn’t even know, but I was SO alone, I had no one else to cry too… so what the heck….

That is when it all started….. my relationship with God… everything started to change…. everything… it has been 5 years… it took me about 2 years of exploring around to really start to understand and Love who God really was, but that faithful day in my loft in Midtown, in my bed, crying so hard I could hardly breathe, God answered me…. “I am right here”….