About This Blog
This blog is an idea God placed in my heart some time ago. Through His guidance and provision, I’ve now been given the opportunity to make it a reality.
My goal is to help people by giving them hope and courage to fight against the negativity that is in this world. I hope to speak to people’s hearts and let them know how much God loves us and that He has a plan for every single one of us. I want to uplift and encourage others with God’s wisdom and point people towards Christ.
If nothing else, I pray that it inspires people to never give up and always move forward with their goals in life. We only get this one life, so don’t hold back. Live it out loud for all to see!
My name is Amy and I am a happily married mother of two who resides in beautiful eastern Pennsylvania. I have a love for all things Disney (which I also like to blog about here) and consider Walt Disney World my home away from home. I have a part-time job that allows me to work from home, which I am very grateful for. When I’m not working or writing, I can usually be found reading or doing the usual household chores whilst cranking up whatever music genre strikes my fancy that day, most likely singing right along. 🙂
About My Faith
I accepted Christ as Savior back in February of 2007. I am not an expert theologian or biblical scholar by any means. I’m just trying to navigate my way through life like everyone else, but always look to God for my next step. I make mistakes and stumble at times, but with the Lord’s help always get back up and continue to walk in obedience as best I can, ever pressing onward.
Philippians 3:13-14 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 1:6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
It was early December of 2006. Christmas was coming and of course there were a lot of things going on; things you would think most people would look forward to. For some reason though, I was not. I just had this empty feeling inside that had been building up for a long time.
Why was I not happy? What was going on? I just felt so far detached from myself and nothing seemed to help fill the void. I knew something was missing, something spiritual. So I decided to pray to God to help me find it.
Now, before this point I had always considered myself a Christian. We would go to church on occasion, and I would pray at times, but it really hadn’t been a big part of my life. Once my husband and I had kids, we did get a little more involved. We joined a church and went regularly. We had the kids baptized. We did all the things “good” Christian folks did. Yet something was still missing…
So, I continued to pray for a couple of weeks. Then, one night as I was getting ready to put my daughter to bed, I turned on the radio and found this very soothing Christmas music and decided to leave that on to rock her to sleep.
After several minutes, the music ended and a radio show came on. It was a Christian program, Adrian Rogers as I recall. He was saying all these things that left me in absolute amazement. It was exactly what I needed to hear, about how Jesus can come into your life and light the darkness, forgive you of your sins, and fill the emptiness inside you.
Even though I was a “Christian”, I had never heard these things before. For the first time, I started to realize that my sinfulness and God’s righteousness could not coexist together. I began to recognize my need for a Savior.
As the days and weeks went on, I found myself listening to this station whenever I could. There were a lot of different programs, and I couldn’t get enough of them. I could tell something inside of me was beginning to change…
It was now February of 2007. One night while I was in my son’s room trying to help him fall sleep, another Adrian Rogers show came on. He said all I had to do was pray, accept Jesus Christ as my personal savior, and all my sins…past, present and future…would be forgiven.
So right then and there while laying on my son’s floor, I did just that!
Slowly I began to see a difference in my life. I began to read my Bible every day and continued listening to that station. I started seeing things in a whole new light. I began to make better choices in life based on the wisdom God revealed to me.
I’m not saying that I was suddenly perfect and no longer a sinner. Humans will always have a sinful nature irregardless of what they believe. The difference was that now I would not be held accountable for those sins. Jesus paid that price for me with His own blood.
Because of that, I now wanted to do what was right by God, for God; not because I felt I had to out of guilt, but because I wanted to out of love and appreciation.
I still look back in amazement at how God reached out to me. He knew I didn’t really have any other means for the gospel to reach me, yet it still did. For that, I will be forever grateful. I pray God uses what is written here to reach out to others in a similar way, for anyone that may need to hear it.
Thank you for visiting. I do hope you come back soon. God bless!
Enjoy reading and share 22 famous quotes about Obedient Heart with everyone.
“He thought about her deliberately. Hard. Nothing happened. He thought of her fair, undistinguished, fresh face that made your heart miss a beat when you thought about it. His heart missed a beat. Obedient heart! Like the first primrose. Not any primrose. The first primrose.”
— Ford Madox Ford —
“Nothing but a miracle of grace can lead to the saving of any sinner. Oh, my reader, be not deceived on this vital matter; to mortify the lusts of the flesh, to be crucified unto the world, to overcome the Devil, to die daily unto sin and live unto righteousness, to be meek and lowly in heart, trustful and obedient, pious and patient, faithful and uncompromising, loving and gentle; in a word, to be a Christian, to be Christ-like, is a task far, far beyond the poor resources of fallen human nature.”
— Arthur W. Pink
“She dared to cry? On this day of all days? I was the one who would be married at sunset, and I hadn’t let myself cry in five years.
There was ice in my lungs and in my heart. I was floating. I was swept away, and out of the cold I spoke to her in a voice as soft as snow, the gentle and obedient voice I had used to consent to every order that Father and Aunt Telomache ever gave me, every order that they would never give Astraia because they actually loved her.
“You know, that Rhyme is a lie that Aunt Telomache only told you because you weren’t strong enough to bear the truth.”
I had thought the words so often, they felt like nothing in my mouth, like no more than a breath of air, and as easily as breathing I went on.
“The truth is, Mother died because of you, and now I have to die for your sake, too. And neither one of us will ever forgive you.”
Then I shoved her aside and strode out of the room.”
— Rosamund Hodge
“O Lord, give all of us new hearts, open and obedient to you: hearts that love our neighbor and pray to you for our church. Lord, give us a good beginning; open your fatherly heart to us and lead us, one day, home to your kingdom of eternal reconciliation, through Christ the Lord! Amen.”
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“Venus of Eryx, from her mountain throne,
Saw Hades and clasped her swift-winged son, and said:
‘Cupid, my child, my warrior, my power,
Take those sure shafts with which you conquer all,
And shoot your speedy arrows to the heart
Of the great god to whom the last lot fell
When the three realms were drawn. Your mastery
Subdues the gods of heaven and even Jove,
Subdues the ocean’s deities and him,
Even him, who rules the ocean’s deities.
Why should Hell lag behind? Why not there too
Extend your mother’s empire and your own … ?
Then Cupid, guided by his mother, opened
His quiver of all his thousand arrows
Selected one, the sharpest and the surest,
The arrow most obedient to the bow,
And bent the pliant horn against his knee
And shot the barbed shaft deep in Pluto’s heart.”
“Yes, brothers and sisters, the mission of the Church is glorious-to invite all of us to come unto Christ through proclaiming the gospel, perfecting our lives, and redeeming our dead. As we come unto Christ, we bless our own lives, those of our families, and our Father in Heaven’s children, both living and dead …
“I pray that we will be obedient to God, learn His will and do it, and, above all, that we will keep the first and great commandment-to love the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength” (“Come Unto Christ,” April 1988 General Conference).”
— Ezra Taft Benson
“He did not in his heart respect his mother, and without acknowledging it to himself, he did not love her, though in accordance with the ideas of the set in which he lived, and with his own education, he could not have conceived of any behavior to his mother not in the highest degree respectful and obedient, and the more externally obedient and respectful his behavior, the less in his heart he respected and loved her.”
— Leo Tolstoy
“A prayerful heart and an obedient heart will learn, very slowly and not without sorrow, to stake everything on God Himself.”
— Elisabeth Elliot
“Obedience is a consecration of the heart, chastity of the body, and poverty of all worldly goods to the Love and Service of God. Blessed indeed are the obedient, for God will never permit them to go astray.”
— Saint Francis De Sales
“Listen to your parents. Be obedient to them whether you agree with them or not. They love you more than anyone else and have your best interests at heart.”
— James E. Faust
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Jason and I have felt such love and support over the last three months as we have begun this adoption journey, it has been amazing. Time and time again, we have seen God meet our needs and grow our faith in ways that we have never experienced before. The garage sale we had covered the cost of the honestudy just about dollar for dollar, who can say that was anything but the hand of God?
So….it is with heavy hearts that we have news to share. Due to the depreciated home value and our outstanding school loans, our debt income ratio is out of balance. We have been informed by the adoption agency that there is no way that a Russian court would approve us to adopt at this time.
We have been formally REJECTED. Kind words, calls and emails to explain, but that does not change where we stand……..
Why did God bring us this far just to close the door? What is going to happen to precious little Sutton? I do not know the answer to these questions, but I know the one who does.
Friends, please pray that God gives us clarity in what to do next. We know that he is calling us to be a voice for the orphan…..
With that, we are making sure that every donation that has been given to us on Sutton’s behalf will be going into his Reece’s Rainbow fund. This fund will stay with him, even when our connection to him has been removed.
If anyone has any questions, please feel free to reach out to us. Thank you all so much.