Nothing to Everything

September 14, 2015

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This past weekend was filled with nothing but knowing more about Jesus, knowing how much I miss out on my first love and knowing what all He has given me. I have a wonderful family (four kids and hubby), a wonderful group of girlfriends (whom I hung out with all day Saturday, praise God) and more.

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Yet I still fall short and sin. Life has been a roller coaster lately. I have worried A LOT! Especially with the way the world has been, being a stay at home mom and living on hubbies income while his job could end up on the rocks and I started feeling like “how can I help?”  and it was starting to cause me anxiety, sadness, anger and stress to the point where I would go to God in prayer and tell him I was angry with him and why wasn’t He changing anything? Then to my amazement my two best friends invited me to a Beth Moore Simulcast conference titled “Audacious” from the new book and series by Beth Moore, Charismatic and Christian author and speaker and while attending this conference I felt God like I hadn’t in awhile. There were so many things I prayed and gave to God but one of those was, “God, turn what feels like nothing in my life to everything and more.”

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You see I had felt like so many things in my life were about to be or were a nothing, that God was almost a distant nothing at times but God was calling me out of that nothingness to realize everything, that He was everything, my family was everything, that my life is not determined by race, income, education, circumstances etc but rather how I choose to make God my everything.

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A verse that Beth Moore emphasized in her sermon towards the end was this: “ I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope21 that[a] the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.” Romans 8:18-21 NIV and boy did I need that verse to remind me of my hope and everything in Christ alone. 

What about you, how have you been feeling lately? How have you combat challenges recently?

Come back Friday as I share with you some photos of the Beth Moore event. Also I have a fun outfit post coming up tomorrow along with “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up (129 links were linked last week, thank you so much for your support).

Linking up with:  Tuesday Talk, Still Being Molly

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  • Kathleen September 14, 2015 at 12:08 am

    Sounds like a pretty amazing weekend!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

  • Sheree September 14, 2015 at 4:14 am

    Such a beautiful and heartfelt post Rachel. With so many uncertainties in life, we tend to lose sight of what the things that are certain, things we have. One of my favorite quote is “The best things in life are free and the second best are very very expensive” from CoCo Chanel. Everyday I am grateful that I am not born in a war-loaded country, that my kids are healthy and living, that my family is close and loving. It is unfortunate that your husband’s work situation is not certain, I hope it will improve.

    ~xo Sheree
    http://poshclassymom.com
    IG: @poshclassymom

  • Rachel September 14, 2015 at 5:49 am

    I just love your honesty and transparency. Life can feel like a roller coaster, it is where our trust in God shine through. Have a great week pretty lady, love the family photos.

    http://www.racheldinh.com

  • Shauna September 14, 2015 at 9:26 am

    Hang in there Rachel! I love the pictures of your beautiful family -xo

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

  • Becky @ bybmg September 14, 2015 at 11:49 am

    I love that group of verses from Romans. Such hope!

  • Amy Ann September 14, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    I love when things like that come at just the right time. It’s so nice to experience God in fresh ways.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Sarah @ Bows and Clothes September 14, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    This is such a beautiful post, Rachel! Thanks so much for being an encouragement and for sharing! I love your transparency.

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

  • Shannon September 14, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    I’m glad you had an amazing weekend! Such a cute family you have!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Brooke September 14, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    You have such a beautiful family Rachel. Thank you for reminding me to look to my blessings rather than getting wrapped up in the negative.

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

  • Tif @ Bright on a Budget September 14, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    Cute outfit and wonderful message! There’s no greater feeling than realizing the power of God’s glory when you’re overwhelmed and need it most. Thanks so much for sharing, friend!

    Tif
    http://www.brightonabudget.com

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom September 14, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    I am glad you had such a wonderful weekend and your faith was recharged. I feel the same way at times. I am looking forward to your Beth Moore photos on Friday!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com