Silly, Uncomfortable Faith

The genesis of this website/blog is best described as a bit…well…awkward…at least for me.  Initially, I wanted a physical place where I could be in the presence of Christ-minded women who just want to live their best life for Christ. I envisioned a place where women could sit around the table, with some tea (or coffee if you prefer), with our Bibles, our stories, and our experiences where we could just encourage one another to be the best women, sisters, mothers, wives, friends, entrepreneurs, cousins, BFFs, etc. God has called us to be. But considering that I am not an “extrovert” I could not envision how to make that happen. I prayed about it and asked the Lord to show me what to do and He laid it on my heart to create a virtual place.

 

My response: Uhhhhm….ok. I asked for the name of the website first, but instead of hearing Him tell me the name of the website, I was instructed to just start typing the blogs and the name would come.

 

My response: Uhhhm…ok. So in obedience to Him, I am now typing my first blog for a website that has no name.

 

I have to LOL because this is not the first time God has given me an instruction without giving me the process and I. Like. Process. I like to know what is from Point A to B to C before I make a move. That gives me security. That makes me comfortable. But as I continue to grow in Christ I realize, that is not how God works. He wants me to know that my security is in Him and Him alone. Psalm 91:2 (NLT) tells us that God alone is our refuge and our place of safety; He is our God and we are to trust Him.

 

God did this to Abram, you know. In Genesis 12 God tells Abram  “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you.” Obediently, Abram leaves with his wife, nephew, all of his livestock and workers, and…oh yeah…his faith in God. The outcome? Well, let’s just say it was the best outcome you could ever imagine because…it led to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior!

 

Now, what about you? Has God ever told you to “go” with only bits and pieces of His plan? What was your response?

Go where, Lord? What path?

Can You give me the address so I can enter it into my GPS?

How long will it take?

Where will it lead me?

Will there be detours?

Can You just give me a bit more information so I can feel comfortable about all of this?

PLEASE!

 

So, that’s where I am. I am just writing this blog post with no actual place to post it to yet (feels kinda silly even writing it). But sometimes, that’s how faith looks and feels in the beginning- kinda silly and really uncomfortable. But the journey and the outcome, like Abram’s, is full of blessings!!

 

God bless you my dear reader….here we go!!  

 

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