June 1, 2010 I published the last issue (at least for a while) of Girl Talk my teen girl magazine. Since this blog was originally designed for the purpose of publishing weekly devotions for the magazine and later the magazine itself I decided to create another blog that isn’t connected to Girl Talk.

I’ll probably still publish book reviews or other items here now and again but you’ll more often find me at Trusting Him with Today. I hope you’ll stop by



Jun 12, 2007

Walking by faith...




“Faith never knows where it is being led,
but it loves and knows the One who is leading.”
~ Oswald Chambers ~


Eighteen years ago in a dusty little library at my old high school I went weeping as an invitation was given to accept Christ as Lord and Savior of my life. I didn’t know what the future would bring but I had faith in the one I had fully entrusted my heart to. I knew his love would lead me in the right path and it did.

About thirteen years ago I left home to go to college to follow my lifelong dream of becoming a teacher. I had enough money to get through one semester. I didn’t know how I was going to make it through three years but I had faith in Jehovah Jireh and he didn’t let me down.

About five our six years ago I went through a serious period of depression that I thought I would never recover from. The only thing that kept me sane what my relationship with Jesus Christ. No matter how bleak things got, not matter how difficult I kept my eyes on him and guess what... the love of Jehovah Shalom brought me through.

Three years ago I walked nervously into a bank to see if I could qualify for a mortgage for a home. I barely had any money saved but I had faith in God. Because of his provision I have been living in my own home for a year and a half.

These are just a few examples of God’s guiding presence in my life after I entrusted it into His care. Life has not been perfect, far from it. It has not been without struggles, disappointments and pain. However my Savior has been with me every step of the way. Because of His guiding presence in my life I look towards the future with anticipation. I don't know what the future holds for me but I know who holds my future and oh yes, I do love, know and trust the One who's leading.

Visit Iris at Sting My Heart for more thoughts ont this weeks topic.

9 comments:

MiPa said...

God's faithfulness when we entrust our lives to Him. Thank you for sharing how He has been faithful to you!

Julie@Shanan Trail said...

Bernadine,

I couldn't help but notice your previous post. What great taste you have in books. I have read the entire Left Behind series too. And, my mom turned my on to Grace Livingstone Hill.

I made a stationary blank on MS Word... you might think I had a Bible verse or an inspirational quote on the bottom of my front page, but instead I have this quote by Anna Quindlen.

"I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves."

I am so glad that you have learned to rest in God's heart during good times and bad ~

Pearls of Wisdom said...

Bernadine,
You are such a grace filled wonderful woman and I love your blog and posts. I am so glad you have the faith of the Lord in good times and bad. Thank you for sharing. May the Lord bless you this week and always.

Hugs,

Angel ():)

Janie Hickok Siess, Esq. said...

Those are great examples of how we are led. Thanks for sharing them and uplifting others with your success stories!

Denise said...

Bless you for sharing such a beautiful post.

Crystal said...

God is faithful....I am so glad you shared your faith with us! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Blessings

Traci said...

Great examples of how God supplies. Bless you.

eph2810 said...

Amen to that, Bernadine. You are right - He never promised us that we will be without pain, trials and tribulation, but He promised us that we have to never walk alone if you put our trust in Him.
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on this week's IOW quote.

Be blessed today and always.

Faerylandmom said...

What a sweet post...and I don't mean that in a condescending way. I mean it sincerely. It just "tasted" sweet.

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