Monday, September 5, 2011

Of Celebration and Things to Come


Bright eyes, early morning. Rubbing sleep away, joy overtakes my thoughts. It seems like just yesterday, we stepped out in faith. Once more, letting God lead us to a new place. From the mission field back to our home country.

Simple faith to lay down our dreams for His. To trust that as always He would be our Jehovah Jireh and His provisions would be seen. To step out of the boat onto the crashing waves as He called us to come home.

Tears well up in these sleepy eyes. Tears of joy for all our God has done in us. Leading us into a time of refreshment, rest, and rejuvenation. Of strengthening and showering us with His love and blessings.

We came back to change the world. Our passion for reaching the lost and teaching the truth of His love and grace only grows stronger. Our God, faithful always.

Be encouraged today. Wherever you are as you follow your dreams for your life, trust in Him. We have forever been ruined for the ordinary and look forward to the extraordinary days ahead.

30 comments:

BARBIE said...

Such beautiful words this morning!

Far Above Rubies said...

Refreshing words for this hot afternoon.

Blessings,

Jasmine

Erin said...

Sarah,
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I just love yours! I can see that you have a heart for God and you are after His heart!
I'm going to grab your button for my blog!
Blessings,
~Erin

Marie @ Chocolate-Covered Chaos said...

What a sweet comment you left on my blog! Thank you for that! It's so nice to meet you. I love your blog...it's very refreshing and overflows with God's love:)

Kristin Bridgman said...

Hello there!
Thank you so much for coming by because it led me back here to you! I would love to splash around here and get to know you. :)
Blessings!

Tracy said...

Hi Sarah - I'm so glad you visited my blog and I popped back here. What a joyful post to start the week. I love how you say "We have forever been ruined for the ordinary and look forward to the extraordinary days ahead." An awesome way to live.
God bless
Tracy, your blog's newest follower :)

Denise said...

Thanks for stopping by Sarah; what a blessing your blog is too! What a delight to read your posts; and discover another sister blogger who loves God and shares her inspiration. :)
Blessings and love,
Denise

Debbie said...

As you may already know; trust is something the Lord has been teaching me through these challenging days. But I have to say that He provided this job for me working with little children. Only He would never forget the love I have for little ones and that I couldn't get pregnant. They are such a source of joy and love for me. So thrilled to read that God is at work in your lives as you stay stateside. As I mentioned to you before, there are many close by who need to see the love of Christ lived out in front of them.

Love you,
Debbie

Triple Braided said...

Sarah, are you coming back from the mission field? From Costa Rica? I am taking my first mission trip to Africa in November, and I am excited but honestly also scared!

I look forward to reading more about your story! Thank you for stopping by Triple Braided today!

Blessings! Brenda

Stefanie Brown said...

Thank you for visiting my site.
So glad to connect with you! I followed you through Google and look forward reading more of what He gives you to share.
Have a wonderful week...

Linda said...

This is so joyous and encouraging Sarah. I am excited to see what the Lord is doing in and through you. I am excited to see what He will do in my life too!

Jennifer @ GettingDownWithJesus.com said...

God bless you as you continue to serve him in THIS mission field. We're in need of God's grace, all the world over ... every one of us. Thank you for continuing to be salt and light to a broken world.

elizabeth said...

Thank you Sarah for the reminder to fully live God's purposes no matter where we are. Thanks also for your kind comment at my place.

Cheryl Smith said...

Ruined for the ordinary? Love it! Me too. At least, in my best moments. Great to "meet" you as well!

Rebecca said...

Good to meet you "Splashin' Sara"!
I need to splash around a bit more here to find out where you were before returning...Meanwhile, we share a passion to be used by God to share the love of Jesus with our worlds...

Glenda said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and your kind words. Your post and your beautiful blog certainly do add splashes of encouragement and refreshing truths! May God bless you in this chapter of your life! I love the words "ruined for the ordinary"!

Janie Fox said...

I just love a girl who lives for Jesus. Thanks for visiting my blog. Yours is just lovely !! And such cute princes too!!

Grammy Blick said...

Thanks for splashin' by -- you're welcome any time, and I'll be spending some time here, too. Isn't it a blessing to read of others who love and serve our Lord? What a reunion we children will have with our Father!!!

Arielle said...

An absolute pleasure to meet you too Sarah! I have enjoyed prowling around your blog and I hope you enjoyed Life As A Lion. We share a passion for serving the kingdom of God, 2 beautiful boys, a handsome man and bloggin'.... I like you already, seem like a lion to me :)

Loving that we are "ruined for the ordinary and looking forward to the extraordinary."

V said...

Beautiful words on a beautiful site. I love your banner! Thanks for stopping by my place and leading me back here to learn more about "splashing". What a refreshing blog.

Jenn4him said...

Me too! These words of your are inspiring. Thanks for making yourself known.

Wendy said...

Hi, Sarah,

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet message. Nice to meet you, too! I'm looking forward to reading more about your life and family.

Shug said...

Hi Sarah...Thank you so very much for stopping by my place today..
(Confessions of a Razzle-Dazzle Housewife)
I love meeting new people and you are so full of energy..just my kind.
Love your place and love your words..
Blessings to you dear friend..
shug

TanyasTreasureTrove said...

Hi! Just returning the follow!:0)

mari mayborn said...

"We have forever been ruined for the ordinary..." Me, too—me, too.

The McClain's said...

"forever ruined for the ordinary..." LOVE it...thanks so much, sweet Sarah. What a joy it is to read the great work God has done in you...be blessed today! Love, Brooke :)

suzy said...

"We have forever been ruined for the ordinary and look forward to the extraordinary days ahead."
I just love this!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and commenting.
Blessings ~
suzy

Arlee Bird said...

Thank you for that encouraging message. I put my trust in a lot of things in this world, but it is all weak, vain, and fallible. Trust in God is the only thing that I can truly rely on.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Mindy said...

Hi Sarah,
I just found your blog after you found mine. What an encouragement your words are! I look forward to reading more.

Mrs. B said...

Sarah,

Thank you for visiting my blog. It is so very nice to meet you. Your post is so encouraging. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Blessings,

Mrs B