It stopped me in my tracks and I immediately broke down in tears.
I knew then that my struggle in making headway was because
my vision for the farm was all about
MY plans, MY self-interests; not His.
God had a different plan.
Jeremiah 29:11 says…”For I know the plans I have for you”,
and that day, I turned the farm over to Him.
I stopped everything I was doing for work at the time and started asking for God’s guidance every day.
If the farm was in God’s plan for us, He would open doors.
If not, He would close doors. I specifically stated, “God, if the farm is not in our future, take away my desire for it.”
Thus a stripping away of old beliefs and everything I thought I knew as truth, began making way for what I believe is TRUTH today.
I began reading the Bible all the way through; something I had never done before.
This verse stood out to me:
“Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
He invites me to lay down what overwhelms me, what is hard, and find peace, rest and belonging in Him; something that always eluded me in the past.
As I read His Word, I ask for four things: 1) Show me who You are 2) Show me Your will for my life 3) Reveal my next step and 4) Lead me and guide me to Your truth.
One of my favorite verses, as I continued to read the Word, changed everything for me, when I didn’t know what to do:
Isaiah 30:21 “This is the way. Walk in it.”
So, I started a blog.
I am a journaling nerd, a writer, a lover of country living, red barns, animals, reading, décor enthusiast; always looking for ways to create a nurturing home. And oh, yes, one more thing…I love books!
Writing this personal blog requires a certain amount of transparency and dedication. It’s not easy.
It’s tough to take a complicated journey and pare it down to “simple segments of authentic life”.
Sharing my personal thoughts and musings with others; ups, downs, successes and failures will all be a part of my story.
At times it may be challenging or heartbreaking.
At other times, there will be heart-warming nuggets of truth and freedom, joyful laughter “’till you snort” moments and also some time for “still waters of rest” for the weary souls out there.
I long for a quiet and gentle spirit, country living, red barns and furry friends.
My wish for you is to find inspiration, encouragement, laughter and joy in my story, as I ease into the freedom of simplicity in my new walk with God.
Maybe you will be inspired to do the same.
If you would like to walk this journey with me, I welcome your company (ClickHere).
Until next time…