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Stepping out in Faith

Ok so I am not that great at this blog thing since the last time I wrote was March and its now September.

I suppose the issue is what to make this blog about, I read loads of blogs most are about peoples ministries others are about peoples children. Well I have neither of these! I did get told at church once that I was a Leader and that threw me for a loop because I had been merrily going about my business and hadn’t realised that I had indeed become a leader .. has that ever happened to you before?

I suppose I can make this blog about my daily ramblings but then dear friend we are in for some issues. Number One I could go on for days about my issues and that’s not going to be encouraging for any of us, and Number Two which is linked to Number One I don’t think that its healthy to air every problem/issue that I have to the world. I have to retain some dignity in this blogging process!

I would like my blog to be a place of encouragement to people and also where I can look back and go I have grown loads! I seriously need to do some growing in the next couple of months and have set a plan in place for me to do just that! I need to get over a few things that I have been holding on to…. I hate letting things go! I think we all do because then we can hold onto our excuses as to why we are not living the life we are called to live. I want a life of abundance but as my Pastor said this morning in his preach we have to step out in Faith first and ask God to guide us not God I will do what you tell me to do just give me a step by step plan.

So here I am stepping out in Faith over the next few weeks, I will be doing something our church calls Life Keys and I hope that it will get me over some of the issues that I have been holding on to. Lets see if I am about to grow!!

So My first post!

I suppose the first post should be an explanation as Why the Blog? I have been a follower of Beth Moore’s blog at LPM. I love the whole siestaville and memorising scripture with other women with one goal in mind to be strong women for God, fully in the Word and are therefore able to encourage others because of it. 
That’s not to say there a bunch of “Happy Christians” you know the type where everything’s perfect, I walk on sunbeams, and every morning I awake with a song in my heart, now sometimes that can happen (maybe not the walking on sunbeams part) but by in large life isn’t like that, and I love that the Siestas are real enough to be truthful and honest to say this is an area I am struggling with, I didn’t get this quite right etc. 
This is what this blog is about my struggles, my not quite rightness, (my oh no that did not come out of my mouth, because I have a tendency to speak first and think later, so you will have a very candid approach to my life!) so that others may be encouraged because of it.
My husband Luke and I have just celebrated our 1st anniversary. That first year of marriage was a learning experience I was the nagging girlfriend wanting to get engaged and was impatient wanting everything yesterday.
 I was the one that struggled to adjust, Luke seem to settle right in to being a husband and he is the best husband ever!! (although I don’t have anything to compare it to)  So we are over the settling in part, it is a daily journey to put one another first, and to grow in God so we can have a strong secure marriage.
 I know that marriage is not a one day event it is a conscious choice each day to chose to be better for one another, and you cannot do that without God.
My first post is complete, it’s quite hard to get in to talking about yourself really, they can only improve!