May 30, 2014

We Trusted Jesus

(circa 2008, the start of our cliff jumping)

I was walking out of our apartment laundry room one day and had one of those moments. One of those, "wow" this is our life moments. Never in a million years did I think I would be living in Southern California with a husband as an animator and pursuing my dreams as a lifestyle blogger and handmade shop owner. We don't live a fancy life. We live in a little apartment which I truly love. It's filled with Christ and every section of it is comprised of mine and Tyler's style.

Yes we wish we could paint the walls and rip up the carpet, but we love it and we're so grateful for this life that Christ has given us. We do our best to center our lives around him, seeking him in all that we do. This life that he has given us would not be what it is now if it weren't for TRUSTING in Jesus.

I remember when Tyler was trying to decide if he wanted to go to Full Sail. It's an entertainment school and it would be the first step in him going after his animation dream. Full Sail is a private school which meant there would be lots of student loans down this animation road. We sat at a coffee shop and weighed the pros and cons. The biggest con was the student loans. I've always believed that when we step out in faith, Jesus shows up. I asked Tyler if he believed that this is where Jesus was telling him to go. He said yes. I told him the student loans didn't matter, Jesus would take care of them. I believe this was a defining step in Tyler trusting in Jesus and allowing him to prepare the road for him.

Early in our marriage because of the steps of faith we took, I now call us cliff jumpers. When you take risks you can't see the outcome. It's like jumping off a cliff, you just have to trust Jesus.

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10 comments:

  1. Trusting God is most certainly worth it--we've also learned that lesson again and again in different stages of life!

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    1. I love the God gives is so many opportunities to learn that lesson. Sometimes when things get to comfortable I think it's any easy lesson to forget.

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  2. love the analogy to cliff jumping! it's so true!!! we have to trust in God who knows the outcome when we can't see it! :) love this!
    i have a TON of student loans from my schooling and it was so overwhelming thinking of how much money i would have to pay back - but by God's grace we have paid 1/3 of it off in just this past year!

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    1. That is so amazing! Congrats! It's so encouraging when we can see God work in our lives! I actually got that analogy for the book The Circle Maker.

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  3. It's a good practice to be in now because He will only call us to jump over and over and over again!

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    1. Agreed! Over and over again! I love that you said that.

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  4. Samantha....I just loved reading this today.
    So much good in life is from simply trusting God, and being faithful to keep trusting Him.
    He totally provides when we act in faith and often He provides way more abundantly then we can even imagine!

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    1. Amy, I think you are so awesome with words. I love how eloquently you just put your thoughts there! Thank you for always speaking life!

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  5. That's what I'm talkin about! I love this post! A new phrase for faith filled, bold Christians: cliff jumpin' Christians! lol

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    1. I'm so glad it was encouraging! I actually got that phrase from the book, "The Circle Maker." It is so so good!

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