Good Sunday morning ladies! I cannot believe how fast this weekend went by. We did not have Brooklyn this weekend and I thought it would be a relaxing (non-movement) kind of weekend. I was so wrong! Barry kept me on the move – from eating out to shopping and organizing…Whew, I need a weekend from this weekend! Have you girls ever felt like that? We work hard all week and then we really work on the weekends sometimes. When the kids were little it was the vacations that got me – and I know you girls know what that feels like!
I wanted to talk about faith today, I have to tell you girls things that are going on with me and how the Lord has moved in and shown himself. I stepped
Hebrews 13:5 “Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.'”
In October the blog started really picking up and it grew by thousands of views each month after. In December, I decided to ask God to help me hit my goals I set each month. My first goal was in December and I hit my views per month. I was elated and jumping for joy – December is a slow month for bloggers. So when January came around and I was in prayer, I told God, “How about I set a goal for 45k this month.” We hit it! Every day I saw it grow and I would look at the analytics and just be flabbergasted. I know you only have to have the faith the size of a mustard seed. I surely had that!
February came around and even though it was a shorter month, I decided to talk to the Lord and set a 50K Viewers a month. You girls can imagine how I sat in awe every day watching my numbers rise daily with views. Not only was my blog growing, but my Pinterest was growing also. I do believe God goes above and beyond any goals we set or ask for. As my viewers grew, my faith became even more strong. How could it not??
The first of March rolled around and I decided to ask God to let’s set this months goal for 60K views. This is a very high goal and it takes a lot of bloggers a right good while to achieve this. I do believe God moves in mysterious ways and had Tania from 50 Is Not Old to be a HUGE help in mentoring me. Tania has been an essential player in teaching me, offering advice and honestly, being a “sister” to help me build the blog and Rodan+Fields. I am thankful for that lady – she is one awesome person and I hope and pray God continues to bless her in all her endeavors. She deserves it a much as she gives back to people.
Luke 17:6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
As of Friday morning, I hit the 60K views and of course, God goes above and beyond and I will hit somewhere between 65 and 70K this month. How awesome is our GOD! I literally would look at the analytics with my mouth dropped wide open. I like to talk with the Lord like he is my Father and if you have been following the blog, you know I’m silly and very down to earth. So, Friday I was talking/praying and told God – you never leave me, you want what’s best for me and you have built my faith up even more so than it ever was. And let me tell ya- I’ve got faith when it comes to prayers! I feel like God winked at me…I know He guides me and for
James 1:6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
If God did such a wonderful thing in my life, He can and will do it in your life! Do not ever underestimate the power of Faith! He is no respecter of persons, no matter who you are or where you come from – he loves us all and wants and leads us to open doors. Listen to that small still voice and go with it! If you have a dream, pursue it – put God first and all these other things will come. I wanted to give a praise report and put a blog post out totally on faith! (This is a small post on that) My God Can and my God WILL! I’m just a little country girl that decided to put God first in my life and boy has he carried me through life. For all He has done from me, from the Cross to this little blog, I praise Him and Thank HIM! What an awesome God we serve!
I read this quote or prayer and wanted to share it with you: Dear Lord, help me – every single morning – to find faith in the midst of the chaos. Give me the desire and ability to see You, hear You, talk to You, and give thanks to You. And as I do, I pray that I will draw nearer and nearer to You, and that my faith will multiply exponentially as I understand in new, deeper ways that You are everything I ever hoped You would be. And so much more. Amen. ~ Kelly O’Dell Stanley
Thank you ladies for taking time on Sunday to read the blog. I felt very led to share the amazing things God is doing in my life with all of you. I believe in the power of testimony and I believe God deserves the praise. He pushed me on a path I had no clue how to start. He gave me the will and desire to research in learning and getting this blog up as a professional blog. There is a lot I need to learn, but I know God will be right there with me! Prayers and hugs to all you ladies! Special shout out to Johnna, she is having issues making comments and I really miss her! You girls and your comments have given me so much!! I hope I am able to give back as much as you are giving!! XOXO
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