When I was a little girl standing in church beside my grandmother, Nanny as she was called, the old hymnal Trust and Obey was my favorite song to sing. I loved it yet I don’t think I really knew why back then. Maybe it was the simplicity. Trust and obey, two simple words. As a child things are much more black and white.
Just do it.
Just trust and obey.
Joshua 1:9 says, “This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
My goal when I created this blog was to share my faith in Jesus more. To share how he shapes me as a wife, mother, homemaker, etc. I’ve not been shy about my love for Jesus but I’ve also not trusted or obeyed his calling totally for this blog. The longing I’ve had keeps getting pushed to the side while telling myself, faith and business don’t mix. People won’t care about Jesus and room makeovers in the same place. In reality, maybe everyone doesn’t.
I wasn’t trusting.
Proverbs 3: 5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
I’ve wanted this blog to be successful. In the world we live in, myself included, success is equated to money. Therefore if this blog isn’t making lots of money it must not be successful. Don’t get me wrong, I need this blog to earn money. I even wrote about blogging, decorating and money. Money will help us put kids through college and save for retirement. I didn’t listen to God as these thoughts would fill my soul for intertwining HIM in the creating of our home as I share it with you.
I wasn’t obeying.
I want this blog to be an inspiration to moms who want a purpose filled home. In my world, that can’t happen without Jesus front and center. My new approach to blogging and sharing with you will have that thought front and center. Don’t be confused, I am not turning the blog into a devotional. It will still be full of home decor, DIY and plenty of projects. I will however, share my heart with you all as the Lord leads.
I believe that we struggle way more with why than how. I have shared hundreds of post on the blog over 4 years teaching you the how. My hope is to add more of the why into the creating of our home and share it with you as well.
Purposed Filled Home
My dream is for this blog to become a resource of inspiration to create a home that’s pretty and functional while being filled with grace and love.
‘Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.’
We are in this together after all,