God is so good! Praise Him!

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I can’t help but marvel at the ways of the Lord. It’s crazy how doubt manages to creep in despite the overwhelming evidences of Gods work in my life. The funny thing is, He doesn’t need to reveal His works to me, but He does anyway to increase my faith.

So, I finally got a job 🙂 God worked in amazing ways to provide exactly what we needed. I start on Monday!! Though it will be hard work (nannying for two little ones), I know that this new endeavor will be blessed by the Lord.

Some more good news from the Ezzells:

Due to the nature of Jamie’s previous job, I have been unable to see my family for ANY holidays since we’ve been married. My heart has been so troubled about three Christmas’ away from my family. Since Jamie is now in the ministry, we will be able to see my family this year! So we are in the process of planning our Florida Christmas trip 🙂 God is so good!

And… some MORE amazing news:

A few days ago I never would have thought I’d be saying this but… it is a good possibility that Jamie and I will be going to AFRICA. The trip is probably going to be late December of 2013… yep folks… THIS YEAR! Our fantastic church [Grace Harvest Baptist Church of Amelia, VA] will be meeting up with a missionary that we support in Uganda. Though we are still praying about it all [this is a very premature announcement].

It is so astounding… how much God is moving here. He is so faithful and generous to us. I love seeing Jamie as he making an impact for Christ. 2013 has already been a big year for us! We are so excited about… well… everything! We have been settling in to our new home and adjusting to our new schedules. I wont deny that their has been bumps in the road, but we are taking things in strides and depending on Christ.

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The Big Move – 1 Week Left!

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I can’t believe the time has flown by! The holidays has been a whirlwind and now we are left with 7 days before the big move and nothing packed! Things are about to get cray in the Ezzell home! Needless to say, stress has settled in amongst a bittersweet mixture of excitement and nostalgia. 

Now I know that a Christian is called to faith. Stress is the opposite of faith: to stress is to doubt in God’s sovereignty. I find myself anxious about finding a job (I have not yet) and about all the packing, moving, and unpacking. On the other hand, I remind myself of God’s love and faithfulness toward Jamie and me. I know He has a plan for us, and that He will work out all of the little details. Although, we are still called to be faithful and obedient! 

24 Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds! 25 And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life’s span?26 If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why do you worry about other matters?

Luke 12:24-26

God has been so wonderful to us. We deserve condemnation for our sin, yet He showers us with love and grace through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Jamie and I have been so blessed to be showered with so much love and support from our family and friends. We are in good health (including Molly who has made a full recovery from last months trials) and we are ready to embark on an amazing adventure.

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I am so excited about becoming a youth pastors wife! I know God is going to use Jamie in mighty ways and I feel so blessed to be a part of that. We always have room for more love, encouragement, and advice in our lives 😉 and we definitely would be honored if you remember us when you are talking with God! I will let you all know how the big move goes and I will definitely let you know when I get a job (hopefully that will be sooner rather than later). How can we be praying for you?

Love you all, xo

Jessie