I have been wanting to blog SOOOOO bad lately, but it has been so crazy up in hurr!
How is everyone? Actually, no one really has to answer, because even though I haven’t been writing….I have reading everyday and catching up on y’all if I missed!
Today, I am in the mood to pinterest it up, so I’m gonna just show what I’m loving this week! We just moved, so I have been pinning like crazy and I’m trying to get my bearings with the whole décor thing. My mom can tell you, I’m not the best at coming up with decorating ideas without asking a million questions about how to do something/what looks good together. I either have to completely, 100% copy something I see in a magazine or online, or it simply just doesn’t get done….aka, my Christmas tree that Josh and I put up last night!
I hope everyone is having a blessed Friday! I have been reading James a lot lately. I hope this is for someone today and gives you some encouragement to PRESS ON, even through trials and suffering!
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.” James 1:2-8
This gives me comfort and peace, because even when everything is going wrong, I know that I am developing perseverance, and God is by my side. No matter what we are going through, no matter how painful or sad, this is comfort if we really want to obey the Lord and be refined by Him. Even though we experience pain, we know it is only temporary and the Lord is doing something grand that we don’t understand yet. It really comforts my soul. I hope it helps you as well!
Lastly, for any ladies that are interested, I am leading a small group beginning in January on Tuesday nights. More details to come in the next few weeks.