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Consistently Enough

Rev 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Galatians 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Just like the seasons, things in my life seem to come on strong and leave in the blink of an eye. The latest fitness craze is usually the ‘season’ that I am in. The last three years I have been ALL-IN on the following things: CrossFit, Olympic lifting, running, Pilates, yoga, Cross Training, strictly cardio, only eating organically and taking 20+/- vitamins a day,  literally doing nothing fitness or nutrition wise, realizing I need to start again. Then repeat. Then repeat again. I feel like my life, in almost all areas, has been characterized by cycles such as this. I am all-in and one day, just as quickly as it started, I am all out. Hot then cold. Not purposely do I do this, it just kind of happens. When someone asks me about a hobby of mine, up until about a week ago I would say “Yes I really like ‘such-and-such’ but you know me, I am such an all or none person!” and I meant it. I know our words have power but this was one of those things that I didn’t even realize I said… much less that I said it a lot. So, my life followed my words and for months I was all-in with God and then like the flip of a light switch, I stopped. For no reason, just stopped. Read more…

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Change, Change, Rearrange

His Yes Girls Family,

Happy Thursday! It has been a little while since I have written to you all. In May I finished up the semester in Alpine and after finishing one summer class I will officially be a Sul Ross State University grad! I have recently moved back home and gotten a job, I will continue my education at the University of Texas at San Antonio in the Fall. Today I am headed to take the GMAT but felt compelled to write a few things before I take the test at 10:30 this morning.

Over this past month I have not been studying the Bible as heavily as I usually do and I have not been writing, it’s like each time I sat down to write the words just wouldn’t come to me like they always do. It was a bit frustrating at first but I did learn from this and learn to enjoy it. I didn’t enjoy it because I wanted to be lazy and not write, actually I tried not to let myself become complacent in not writing but I felt that God took me away from HYG for a little while. Writing is what I love to do and it brings me to my happy place. I can write letters to people and tug at their heartstrings or I can write something that will make them laugh out loud…this is just an awesome gift that God has chosen to bless me with, and I choose to embrace it. For a while this semester, my life was in turmoil because I wasn’t leaning on and trusting God with my whole heart. I think I trusted Him about 95% and I tried to trust Him 100% but it was hard. I didn’t know what I was going to do after college at Sul Ross and I didn’t know where I would land next. It was not until I took a step back from it all, including HYG, that I could hear and feel promptings about which way to walk and when  to turn right or left. It was not until I took a step away that my faith grew that other 5%.

When God moves us into different seasons of life, things change. I once heard T.D. Jakes say that we are like little baby birds who don’t know that we can fly yet. God may tell us to fly but we think, “I can’t do that, are you crazy?” So God makes that nest so terribly uncomfortable that we have to get out–either by flying off on our own or having God push us out of the nest. God pushed me out of the nest and my life has transformed and moved into a new season, a season that I cannot yet define. But, this is a good thing so don’t worry.

Austi and I built HYG on our beliefs and with the understanding that we would be completely and utterly transparent with y’all in all parts of our lives. We weren’t too busy with life being Martha’s (Luke 10:38-42) that we couldn’t blog, we were just renewing, refreshing, and being moved into new seasons in both of our lives. This is something that does deserve an explanation to all of you who take time out of your lives to read what we write.

We love y’all dearly and can’t wait for you to see the changes currently taking places in our lives and some exciting projects for HYG coming down the pipeline.

Be Blessed and Favored, Today and Always
Fulfilling His Purpose | Philippians 2:13 | His Yes Girl, Kait

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Idolizing Fellowship

We are a social culture, we strive for leaders and comradeship. We look up to and hang onto the words of our ministers. We crave acceptance. We desire to socialize with those of similar beliefs. Even in a faith-based spiritual fellowship we tend to follow the American Psychological Association’s definition of socialization, which is “the lifelong process whereby an individual’s behavioral patterns, values, standards, skills, attitudes, and motives are shaped to conform to those regarded as desirable in a particular society”. We depend upon others in our spiritual fellowship for validation of our faith and beliefs. We need to socialize, we are even encouraged to socialize in the Word. Hebrews 10:25 “Not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

When is fellowship not quite a good thing?

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The Power of Yes

“Hey…. I’m just saying ‘yes’ to life… ‘cause… you gotta say ‘yes’ to life…. I’m in a secret covenant…..”

Jim Carrey in Yes Man.

I won’t ask you to go watch this movie if you haven’t seen it (though it is pretty cute and funny), but it does have a good basic idea that could teach many of us a bit of a lesson. Anyways, I watched this movie not too long ago and it had me thinking of the actual power yes has. Where saying yes can take us. And of course Kait and I (Austi) here at His Yes Girls are striving to live a yes filled life!

Now, I am not talking about following the basic summary of the movie and just saying yes to every single thing that comes along. But saying yes to God when he asks us to do certain things for Him and saying yes to those opportunities that God places in front of us.

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Choose Joy

Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!

God has provided us a life, a life that is supposed to be abundant in every way. Sometimes, because we do live in this world, we will face situations that we do not always think are good. We are always having to combat against situations like these and speak The Word because God’s Word is truth! This being said, sometimes it is kind of really hard to choose joy.

John 15:11 “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.

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