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  1. Natasha, God knew I needed to read this today. I just read the whole thing out loud to my husband. We’ve had circumstances lately which have been trying to our faith…but God has shown himself faithful in SO many ways. Thank you so much for allowing Him to speak through you–directly to me, it seems–today.

    1. So very thankful that He was able to use my feeble words to speak to you. We serve a great God, do we not? May you feel him near today!

  2. Praying you feel His grace straight to the very core of your heart: what a sweet reminder from our Lord that he is caring for you.

  3. He says it all with goosebumps.. and the way I used to believe, used to trust, used to pray and surrender is slowly coming back to me. And your post was just another trickle to fill up the well again 😉 Thanks for being such a great tool!

  4. Tasha, forgive me, but it was for me God led you to write these words. I hope your renter pays up soon, meanwhile I’m so glad God met me today with these words penned out of your hard spot.

  5. I just got done reading the author’s note of a bible I received in 1994. I have been wanting to start reading it in the last few weeks.

    I left my job end of April last year to start a non profit to help raise money for public schools of America. It was a concept my daughter had when she was 9 (she just turned 13 two days ago). I told myself, after my last day, I will dedicate 30 days of prayer and meditation. Finding the courage to quit took a leap of faith and only through the strength God gave me was I able to do that.

    The day before my last day, I couldn’t sleep and decided to start working on the website to share my cause. Then an offer to go to the Philippines to help my brother’s business came up. 5 weeks in my country of birth, all expenses paid and they paid for my daughter’s fare too. I took the offer. Before the trip, I worked on my start-up as I prormised myself I would get back to working on it when I return. When we returned, I had to get ready for an 8 day pre-planned trip to Hawaii. After Hawaii, school started and I tended to my daughter.

    Meanwhile, I continued to cross my T’s and dot my I’s. Starting a non profit take real focus, which I struggled with daily.

    By now, it’s the holidays. Then another pre-planned trip was coming up. An 8 day cruise in the Carribean, then 6 days in Florida to visit my husband’s family. Once again, I promised I would work on my NPO when we return. Since then, I have been working on it and now have everything to submit papers to the IRS, hoping no more distractions arise.

    All is going according to plan but I still feel anxious. In my head I keep having the same thoughts…”There’s something missing” or “something’s wrong”. So this morning I realized, I never gave 30 days of prayer or time for God to help me focus on my path to His will…

    Then I read this blog. Thank you for confirming that nothing comes easy but the reward is within reach. Thank you for the quotes that reaffirms God’s faith in us. I was so busy acknowledging my faith in God, that I forgot to acknowledge His faith in us. You’re right… This life isn’t about us.

    1. Isn’t it crazy how quickly we push everything upon ourselves? I love the place where Jesus says, “My burden is light” because when we truly turn to him- he takes it all upon himself and we can rest! (of course, doing that means giving up our pride. *ouch*)

      May you feel him and hear him as you devote time to learning his will for this venture. xxx

  6. Elisabeth says:

    Also…the photo is utterly exquisite.

    1. Thank you! I took it when I was in Oregon for my little brother’s wedding. I was doing their wedding pictures and got completely distracted by the flower garden. 🙂

  7. Elisabeth says:

    Oh Natasha. This definitely resonates with what I’ve been experiencing recently, and I really appreciate what you had to say! In fact, I passed it on to my parents as well.

    1. Isn’t it wonderful how he takes our messiness and brings out encouragement? So glad you were blessed!

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