Moving Forward with Jesus

Author: Sarah Schiete 

Lord, YOU will ordain peace (God’s favor and blessings, both temporal and spiritual) for us, for You have also wrought in us and for us all our works. O Lord, our God, other masters have ruled over us, but we will acknowledge and mention Your name only. | Isaiah 26:12-13, AMP

I wanted to start off sharing some hard-to-type news by first writing these verses. The past couple days these have been rattling around in my heart as the Lord keeps steadying me with His character and His clear direction.

After years enjoying writing for the Come Awake Blog and helping out in different ways…

I am saying “goodbye.”

This has been something prayed over so much for the past year or so and is just very clearly what God is asking me to do. Wow, what a joy it has been to be able to share what the Lord Jesus is teaching me, see how He has used even a crazy gal from Oklahoma to encourage you, and even meet many of you face to face.

I am overwhelmed with gratitude.

This hasn’t been an easy decision mostly because not only am I been saying goodbye to Come Awake at this time, but also to the ministry I have had in Guthrie, Oklahoma, as a single woman. Why? Well, I’M GETTING MARRIED!

God very clearly (and quite frankly, shockingly!!) placed a crazy godly man in my life who asked me to marry him. I said “YES!” And even though moving forward with the Lord Jesus and with Adam (my fiance) is what He is asking me, it can be easy think:

WHAT IS EVERYONE ELSE GOING TO THINK???

I am a recovering people-pleaser. By that, I mean that there is often a very strong pull inside of me to second guess and allow the voices of people to dominate my thinking and living. We are told in Scripture to be controlled and led by the Spirit, and in so doing, we trust God even if/when that conflicts with the feelings of others.

The truth is, as a child of God, Christ is all-sufficient and we can trust Him moving forward.

Trust Him over feelings of insecurity.
Trust Him over fear or guilt.
Trust Him over the pull to please others over the Lord.

I am so thankful for every blog post, every moment spent as a single-lady writing thoughts on singlehood, and learning from the Lord with you all. You all are in my heart and I am praying that as we move forward with Jesus, we will lean into the lessons He has for us, enjoy His presence, and clear the stage for Him to be glorified.

Much love in the name of the Lord Jesus, who loves you and gave Himself for you,

Sarah 

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