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Trust and Obey Purpose Filled Home

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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,

Sonya

 

 

12 Comments

  1. Kathryn Brown says:

    Well said Sonya! In the wise words of Dr. Charles Stanley … “obey the Lord and leave all the consequences to Him”. Words to live by.

    Kathryn

    1. He is a very wise man indeed. Thank you so much for that.

  2. Marynn Udvarhelyi says:

    Love hearing your thoughts on this! I’ve wanted to start a blog for years now and this is one area I wrestle with…my love and passion for the Lord intertwined with how that shapes me as a designer and homemaker. Whenever I do start a blog I want it, above all else, to glorify my Savior and I don’t think I’ve understood how to effectively do this until lately. I have felt much more ready to jump in because I know my purpose is clear and I believe I can keep Him front and center (hopefully). Thank you for sharing Sonya. That’s always been one of my favorite hymns too.

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  3. Aw friend, God is so big and full of grace! He’s been using you to share his message all along, but I totally understand how you need to listen and obey. Sometimes those reminders are all we need to get back on track! He clearly blesses the work that you’re doing here and I look forward to your upcoming posts!

  4. I love this post Sonya! I too started my blog with the hopes of offering inspiration for people’s homes AND heart. I think they go hand in hand. To be able to share God’s love and purpose for us all is one of the best benefits of blogging! Thank you for sharing your heart with us!

  5. LOVE THIS!!!!! I just found your blog. I too write more posts about everything else when really faith is on my heart the most. That’s how the devil works I guess. I will be subscribing and looking forward to all your posts!! Thanks for being courageous enough to share your heart. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, I appreciate it. Hope you enjoy the blog. ~Sonya

  6. Can’t wait to read more about this!

  7. Bless you Sonya! I greatly appreciate what you are doing. Expressing the love of Christ is our mission in this life. Thank you!

  8. This reminder came in handy just as I was struggling with some anxious thoughts..although I was reminding myself not to be anxious..God bless you and just know that even across the miles, you have obediently blogged and inspired others with your simple encouragement to trust and obey..I am going to sleep now humming this beautiful hymn…

    1. Awww, thank you for your kind words! Prayers that GOD takes away all your anxious thoughts.

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