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Friday, June 7, 2013
This year has been quite the change for the Juker household. We were presented with a job opportunity which allowed us to move from Houston to Colorado Springs. This was a huge answer to prayer since we wanted to be closer to family with a new baby. A lot had to fall into place including selling the Houston home at a premium price in a buyers market, so that we could afford to purchase a home in pricey Colorado. This required a lot of trust that God was going to provide and direct every detail. If you have ever sold your home, the process is very stressful... keeping your house clean with children and pets for showings, discerning if an offer on the table is the best one and then crossing your fingers it will all go through day of closing so you can purchase the next home. Yes it was all so stressful which I regret to say my faith didn't prevail as I had hoped. We didn't get a substantial offer until the day before we were going to move to Colorado! I include these details because even though I wasn't as faithful as I could have been, God was! My husband turned over every house in the Springs looking for a home that I would LOVE. He did it! Found a house in our budget in the mountains, with a dream kitchen, walk in closet with chandelier, wood floors and open floor plan with grand window with a view of the city tucked away on a private lot. A true miracle...Yep we found THE house, but God had different plans. My sweetie interviewed and got a major promotion which required a relocation to Denver. I was so torn with excitement about the promotion and broken hearted about my dream house. Yes, the house is only a thing, but for a stay at home mom that loves to entertain it is a big thing.
So here is my point. When faced with change, disappoint and questions of why, choose to trust God's MASTER plan. God loves to show off His love for us. Let Him, by handing over the outcome. I don't know what we will be able to find in the even more expensive Denver area, but I know it will be just right for us. Just like when God rescued the Isrealites from slavery He hardened Pharaoh's heart so that He could show off His love and glory to them. He went the long way to show His miracles which had the great purpose of growing their faith.
Does it seem like God is taking you the long way to get to where you are going? It is with great care and purpose that He leads you there. Be encouraged precious one that you are loved and He is working all the details for your good. Let go of the control and trust Him. It is much easier that way and you may witness the miracle of you trusting God and LOVING it.
Each day I have to hand over this house thing to Him. Trusting that our apartment days are soon coming to an end and my faith will be HUGE at the end of it.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011
It has been awhile since my last post. I have taken a break from photography, but would like to continue to share my heart with you. Today I read in my devotional the following scripture that encouraged me. May you be encouraged too.
He who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Just think we are essentially a master piece, a great work of art. We are shaped and molded with each life experience and word of God, continually changing into something beautiful. When we surrender the canvas of our life to God the painter, he can create an amazing master piece that will reflect Himself. Have you ever watched an artist in the middle of his creation? You might wonder why he made certain strokes or used certain colors which don't seem to make sense at the time. It is not until the work is complete can we fully reflect and appreciate his creation. So dear friend your canvas is coming along beautifully... allow the master painter to do his great work in you. Others will admire your working canvas and be encouraged about their own.
May we allow Him to create and reflect himself in us.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Above are some of the little goodies I am going to include in a gift bag which I hope encourages them.
- Journal with Pencil
Tag message is Pslams 3:3 "Let love and faithfulness never leave you; write them on the tablet of your heart." Writing in a journal can help clear your head and over time can really help you reflect on what God has done in you and for you. I also like to write my prayers to him. Its kinda like a conversation book between me and God.
- 3 Musketeers
This represents the sweetness of the Trinity. God-Jesus-The Holy Spirit. When we realize that we have our "3 Musketeers" fighting for on behalf, it makes us approach our battles differently. We all want a hero and we have one, we just need to call on Him. God is so much bigger than any disease, dissappointment or battle we may be facing. Take a leap of faith and believe God and His word. His power is real and ready to fight for you. Engage it!
- Ring Pop
This was such a fun one, since girls love jewelery. We are royal heirs to God's kingdom through Jesus, which makes us princes and princesses. It is a good reminder to for us to walk tall and know who we are. Be proud that you are part of God's royal family and learn the legacy and share it with others. You are very precious to the king.
I will also be including some sample cosmetics (thanks to a donation from the Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce) and one of my favorite books, Captivating by John and Staci Eldredge.
Thank you all for praying for the annointing of the Holy Spirit at this event. I know that God is doing amazing things in the hearts of our youth. They are the future and I am honored to invest in their future.