My faith.

posted on: Thursday, October 13, 2011

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Last night, I was lying in bed and read from my daily devotional, “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young. It’s written as if God is speaking directly to you and He speaks to me through it often.

Here’s what I read:

“Receive my blessings with open hands. Enjoy My good gifts, but do not cling to them.”

This blog is a huge blessing. I’m so thankful I started blogging. Through the people I’ve met and the outlet it’s created for me, I’ll never regret starting a blog. But I need to have open hands with it. Sharing my faith is part of that.

I started my relationship with the Lord in college at a time where I needed Him more than ever. I was chasing after things that left me feeling empty and lonely. Everything changed when I became a Christian. No, life wasn’t instantly fantastic. I don’t get everything I want. I still have moments I’m not proud of. Being a Christian doesn’t mean I’m perfect. It’s accepting that I’m NOT perfect. It’s not a list of rules I need to live up to. It’s trying to be better everyday, because I am so darn loved by God.

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My heart is full. Life isn’t perfect (and I don’t ever want it to seem perfect), but I have a peace and a joy from God that helps me through every trial I face. I thank God for my optimism, we are always taken care of, which makes it hard for me to feel anything but optimistic.

I’m so thankful for my husband. He’s incredibly Godly, handsome, hard working and all-around wonderful. A true gift from God.

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{ Wedding photos by Cory Callahan. }

There’s really so much I am thankful for. For Adam, for Nola, for my family, for the amazingly cool weather right now, for the chance to move to North Carolina, for music, for rest, for the dreams and desires He has put on my heart, and the ability to pursue them.

I hope to bring Him glory in anything and everything I do.

  • I love this. Makes my heart warm!

  • Oh good, I’m glad! :)

  • Thank you for sharing such a heartfelt expression of your faith, and for such beautiful writing Katy. Your blog is always so positive and refreshing :)

  • Katy this is so beautiful. The past few weeks, through dropping out of school because it’s not my passion, and trying to lean on God for understanding, I’ve been told more and more to “Relax. Trust Me. Listen to Me. I am with you.” What joy we have in serving such a fantastic God!

  • Kyla, you have no idea how much this comment means to me. Thank you, so much, for your sweet comment! It means a lot to know that you’re reading, especially since you’re one of my favorite bloggers. This really just made my day and I hope that you have a wonderful one too! :)

  • Courtney, God is taking you somewhere amazing, I just know it! I graduated with a degree and I have no plan to ever use it. This is a great time to take a break and figure out what God is leading you to, what you really want. I’m so, so, so excited to see what God does in your life!

  • This is such a beautiful post. While I, myself, am not religious, I find it lovely that you’ve connected with the Lord on such a personal, honest level. j

  • This is such a gorgeous post. I don’t write much about my faith on my blog, but recently I have felt called by God toward Christianity. I feel like this is what He wants of me. This post made my heart sing, and has me searching my library for a copy of the devotional you are currently reading. Thank you for writing so honestly, Katy.

  • Krystina, thank you so much for this comment! I was a little nervous sharing my faith, because I know and understand that not everyone has the same beliefs as I do. Thank you for taking time to comment. I really appreciate it!

  • Deva, that’s absolutely wonderful! E-mail me if you have any questions or if you ever want to talk about it. :) Thank you so much for your sweet comment. Thrilled for you!

  • I randomly came across your blog just now & read this. You inspired me, and I think I’m at a point in life where I needed to read this, and feel connected to someone on this level. I know how nerve-racking it can be to openly share your faith with the world without shame. This post made me proud to have a sister in Christ who is not afraid to do so :) Thanks for the dose of happiness & warmth, I needed it.

    <3, Vickie

  • I’m so glad you randomly ended up on my blog! I’m blown away by your sweet words. It definitely made me a bit nervous, but there wasn’t a question if I was going to post about my faith or not. I feel called to doing it. :) Your comment made me so happy. Thank you, SO much, for taking the time to write. I’m here if you ever want to talk! I’m only an e-mail away. :)

  • Katy-
    Nice blog! So cute! Good luck with things in North Carolina…you should be a Thirty-One consultant up there! It’s a great way to meet new people and make an extra $1,000 + a month! =)

  • Beautiful :) Love this!

  • Katy, I love this post. I grew up in a Christian household but really didn’t know what it meant to have a relationship with God until I was in college. Like you, I was chasing after things that left me feeling empty inside. Putting my trust in God allows me to feel centered – and definitely puts many things in perspective. Have a lovely night! :)

  • Thank you, Brittany!

  • Thanks Melissa! So much going on, but I know my mom was interested in thirty-one and may do it where she is! :) Thanks for visiting the blog!

  • That’s amazing! It’s amazing to think that in our craziest years we found the missing piece. :) I definitely feel more centered when I’m spending time with the Lord and giving Him my all! Thank you so, so much for sharing this. I hope you have a lovely night as well!

  • Thank you for sharing! I myself and working on developing this relationship you have. Any tips for those of us just getting our feet wet? Thanks! – Katy M(linwoodmiller.blogspot.com)

  • I love Sarah Young’s devotional too!!! Its just the best start to my day!!