Thy Will Be Done….

​For as long as I can remember, my mother has always said, “God didn’t promise that all our days would be easy”.

I believe her.  

I know it’s true.  

I know all things will work together for my good in the end (Romans 8:28). 

What I don’t believe is that I always have to like what’s happening.  Some things are painful to go through. Some things don’t make sense.  It doesn’t mean I don’t trust God. It just means I’m human and it hurts! 

The other week, as I prayed to God for help in a particular situation, Thy Will Be Done by Hillary Scott came on the radio and all I could do was cry.

If you don’t know what else to say in a situation, just cry out from your heart, Thy Will Be Done!  

Which means, God this hurts. I’m confused. I don’t understand. It doesn’t make sense to me right now. It doesn’t feel fair.  BUT, I TRUST You enough to surrender to Your plan for my life in this situation. I TRUST You with the outcome.  

Be careful!  Don’t say it if you don’t mean it. His will may look completely different from your plan. 

His will may not be the job you want, because He has something better. His will may be for you to endure something temporarily for the long term gain you will get from it. His will may not be the spouse you want, because He knows the spouse you need along side you to fulfill your destiny.

Another beautiful way I’ve heard it explained is, “God’s will is exactly what we would choose if we knew what God knows (Nancy Leigh DeMoss). ” 

The words of this song comforted me on that day.  I pray they comfort you as well. Rest in Him and trust Him with the consequences of your obedience.

Thy Will Be Done ~Hillary Scott 

I’m so confused
I know I heard you loud and clear
So, I followed through
Somehow I ended up here
I don’t wanna think
I may never understand
That my broken heart is a part of your plan
When I try to pray
All I’ve got is hurt and these four words

Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done

I know you’re good
But this don’t feel good right now
And I know you think
Of things I could never think about
It’s hard to count it all joy
Distracted by the noise
Just trying to make sense
Of all your promises
Sometimes I gotta stop
Remember that you’re God
And I am not
So

Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Like a child on my knees all that comes to me is
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will

I know you see me
I know you hear me, Lord
Your plans are for me
Goodness you have in store

I know you hear me
I know you see me, Lord
Your plans are for me
Good news you have in store

So, thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Like a child on my knees all that comes to me is
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
I know you see me
I know you hear me, Lord

Have a blessed day and remember to find the “jolly” in every “moment” life brings your way on today!

~ Keishawna

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God Is Always Working

Be encouraged on today. Know that even when you are unaware, God is always working in the background on your situation. Learn to rest and trust that HE WILL work it out! 

Have a blessed day and remember to find the “jolly” in every “moment” life brings your way on today!

~ Keishawna

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Sometimes You Have to Encourage Yourself!

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As a child, I remember hearing adults say, “Do as I say, not as I do.” In other words, do what I tell you even if you see me doing the opposite. I always found that confusing.

However, lately I’ve been encouraging others to fight, believe, and trust, yet I didn’t have the strength to live out what I was encouraging them to do.

I freely shared words of life and hope with others, but was speechless when it came to me. When I needed encouragement the most, I came across my own words from an interview posted on The Far Above Rubies Collection in November 2016. Now, I have to do as I say!

I never shared the interview with anyone until now. I pray it is as much of a blessing and an encouragement to you, as it was for me.

Click here to read the interview OR An Interview with Keishawna on Mary

~ Keishawna

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Follow the Path That Leads to Your Peace

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Years ago while searching for my first home, I found what I felt was the perfect house. When the time came to put down money, I backed out. Why? I did not have any peace.

If you do not have peace about that relationship, job opportunity, marriage, purchase, move, divorce, or whatever decision you are about to make, DON’T DO IT! WAIT!

TRUST your instincts. TRUST what God is speaking to you about that situation. It may not make sense now, but TRUST that He knows what is best.

It was hard walking away from that house. However, a year later God led me to the home I would buy. Not one that seemed perfect, but the one that was perfect and hand-picked for me. Looking back now, I’m grateful I walked away from good, because I ended up with God’s best for me.

God loves you (yes, YOU)! That pause, or hesitation, you feel in your spirit may save you from heartache and disappointments. It may mean He has something better. Or, it may simply mean it is not time, yet!

WAIT on God! TRUST His timing and follow the path that leads to your peace!

Peace does not always mean an absence of fear. Sometimes on the path of peace you may feel afraid, or uncomfortable. I was afraid when I walked away from the first house, and was afraid when it came time to put down money on the house I would buy, but I had peace.

Peace comes in TRUSTing God no matter how we feel, or what we feel, because we know He is in control and He will take care of us.

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Have a blessed day and find the “jolly” in whatever “moment” life brings your way!

~ Keishawna

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Weekly Devotion: When You Don’t Know What To Do – Surrender

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Most of 2015, there was a specific thing my husband and I prayed for. We spoke it, and believed God would do it in 2016. Well, it happened, BUT it does not look anything like we imagined.

I think God has a sense of humor because He gave us what we wanted, or so we thought. We didn’t count the cost of what it would mean for this thing to happen. We didn’t think through what our life would look like if it happened.
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When It Looks Like All Hope Is Lost

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But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive. Genesis 50:20 (NKJV) 

Even when it does not look like it, God is always up to something. We have to learn to trust His plan even when we do not understand.

The story of Joseph in the bible is a great example that nothing can stop the plan God has for your life. Joseph went from being a slave, to prisoner, to being second only to the King.

From slavery to his promotion was something called process! It is in the process that many of us become discouraged and quit.

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Let It Go!

Simply Let It GoSo many times in life, we miss out on something great, trying to hold on to something good, or familiar.

Just because something, someone, or an idea is “good”, does not mean it is from God.

If you are holding on to something or someone, and you know you need to let go, I urge you to do so. 

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