oh, to be grateful

posted on: 10.12.2012

Oh, my heart: be still. 
A new journal is about to start being written. The last entry from the last journal consisted on my engagement story. It marked the end of a season—a hard one—and the beginning of a new one.
Sometimes I cry of sadness, other times I can't contain my joy.
I continue to strive to be faithful with the little God has given me, so I'll be able to be faithful with the big things He will give me; marriage.
I still can't believe I'm engaged, called to this amazing man who's shown me what humility & grace really mean. He has been the display of what I'm often not but should be. He's been a reflection of God in many ways.
By no means are we perfect—we are both very passionate in our agreements and disagreements.
Yet, somehow we glorify God better together than apart.

The road ahead is unknown to me and I rest on the truth that God knows.
He knows where I'm headed, who I will become & where I shall serve Him the most. In fact, He planned it this way.
Changes are inevitable; ready or not here they come.
"Largo camino me resta..."

I'm just grateful that God is faithful, even when I'm not.

16 Smiles:

  1. congrats on your engagement, and to being equally yoked with a special guy. x

    p.s. new journals are the best, aren't they?

  2. Its so awesome that that older journal ended with your engagement story! It was like perfect timing!
    Im excited for your new season in life. The process of becoming a wife, then being a wife is amazing. You're entering a lifelong ministry that will surely be your favorite :) Praying that you grow in wisdom and holiness in this season.

    Pretty please read the book "Feminine Appeal" by Carolyn Mahaney and find an older, married, Godly woman to study it with you. Its a great book and it really changed me as a wife. Im sure it will bless you as well :)

  3. I love the feeling of starting a new journal.:)Good luck with this new chapter in your life.I pray that you always feel God's faithfulness in your life.

  4. beautifully written. so excited for you in this new season :)

  5. "I'm just grateful that God is faithful, even when I'm not." Amen, amen!

  6. I am so grateful that God is faithful when I am not as well.
    That is something that I have been learning lately.
    if you can do a lot with a little, you can do a lot with a lot.
    I love this Ash.
    we will meet one day ;)

  7. oh amen amen ash. i love this post. praise God for all He is doing in your life! I am so happy for you!

  8. i just found your blog, now follow, and will be back. your writing style is right up my alley and you are wise beyond your years (i've been married 9 years)..i wish i'd had 1/4 of the perspective you have when i was going into marriage. may the Lord richly bless you and your fiance on this new journey. it's exciting!

  9. "Changes are inevitable; ready or not here they come."
    and when they come Ashley, you will be ready! you're fully equipped because you have that ONE most important thing. an intimate and deep relationship with the Lord. i'm super excited for you!

  10. Your blog is beautiful! and congratulations on the engagement! yay!

  11. Good for you for documenting your life through journaling. It's so easy to think that blogging is enough, but I know that, for me at least, I don't always write everything in a public space the way I would if it was just mine.

  12. I love this post, and your blog! I will definitely be following to read more of your great writing and hear about this exciting engagement :) This is such an exciting new season in life for you!

  13. This is so pretty. I so wish that I was better at journaling. You will love that later. I wish so bad that I would have journaled during our newly-married life. You will LOVE those journals later!

  14. You always have such beautiful and inspiring quotes. Thank you for sharing this!
    xo TJ

  15. YOu must be going through so much right now, so many (hey thought i was going to bed)!?! emotions...excitement, "fear", worry....God wants it all though girl, that yoke is way to heavy....so you be excited, but also be still, and enjoy this time God has given you, have fun with it!

    Where does he live?


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