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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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Unshakeable Love

One of the cornerstones in my walk with God was realizing just how much He loved me, and it took me a long time to accept just how much He loved me. I know my Earthly daddy loves me more than I can imagine, so understanding that my Heavenly Daddy loves me that much multiplied by infinity almost didn’t seem real or possible.

Love on this Earth is conditional a lot of the time…”I’ll love you until..” or “I’ll love you if…” and that is just not how it works in our relationship with God. The thing about God that we have to accept first and foremost is the fact that you nor I can ever earn His love because we are not perfect and we are all sinners.  God loves us anyway. We need to stop trying to earn His love through being good or being a nice church-going Christian, because no matter what we do we could never earn it. Our God is so good and His love for us is so deeply rooted that we could never be good enough to earn it. You see, once we have our salvation God doesn’t see sin anymore, He sees us without a spot or wrinkle, holy and blameless before Him in love. Knowing that He loves us despite all of our shortcomings was the first step in me accepting the love that God has extended to me.

Loving others is what are called to do, actually it is all that we are called to do. 1 Peter 4:8Above all things have intense and unfailing love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins [forgives and disregards the offenses of others]. (AMP)
If we can have that unconditional, unshakeable, God kind of love it will make us whole. The bible shows us to  ‘love the sinner, hate the sin’ in Romans 5:8 But God shows and clearly proves His [own] love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us. (AMP)
This is not to say that we are better than any other sinner, but just another example of how God sees you and I as perfect and holy before Him and does not even see our sins because we are His children and we are deeply rooted in His unshakeable love.

Ephesians 3:17
17 May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love, (AMP)

When I started to accept that I can’t make God love me any less or any more than He already does (because He already loves me an unimaginable amount), I couldn’t help but be in awe of how deeply rooted and unshakeable the love of God is. The God kind of love is not moved by worldly things and if we can allow ourselves to be vulnerable and open to God, we will experience His unshakeable love. After experiencing this love, you cannot help but yearn for more, and yearn to be an example to the world of this unconditional love.This love is deeply rooted in our hearts and over time, renews our mind and gives us a refreshed view of life. This love is bigger than all things and removes the calluses that life and this world may have given us to people, things, emotions, and actions. This unshakeable love, when dwelling in us, will give us a watery shield that leaves us unaffected and unharmed by the actions of others–we will genuinely love all people at all times because we will see only the good in them, as God sees us. I am no longer ruled by emotions and thoughts that I conjure up in my own mind and I no longer let others negative or sometimes cruel actions bother me because this was only hindering me. God has renewed my life through His love and I am a new creation in Christ.

His word is truth. Greatly Blessed, Highly Favored, Deeply Loved.

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