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2017: A Reflection

Hey everyone, hope you all are doing well and ready for Christmas. (if you celebrate Christmas that is)

So I want to start out by saying thank you so much for reading my content, and thank you for the encouraging words you’ve commented, it has honestly been such a joy to be able to share life, and talk about what God has done in my life.

Now I wanna be real for a few minutes, this year has been rough, this year has been filled to the brim with trials, and that probably won’t stop, trials are going to come in this life. Jesus even talks about us (ALL of us, Christian and non-Christian) will have trouble.

This year has been painful, found out a friend of mine that I went to middle school, and high school passed away last year, I work with elderly people, and had two friends pass away this year, had to end a relationship earlier this year, had a car accident in June, and had a skateboarding accident in July. (On my birthday, my fault)

This year by far has been probably the suckiest year yet, but at the same time, its been filled with so much joy. I got to see and perform with a friend of mine’s band, I got to drive all the way out to Manchester, Maryland to go see my favorite poet at a garage show. (an almost 2 hour drive I might add) Friendships I destroyed due to careless words have been redeemed, and restored.

Yet throughout all the bad, and the good, the main thing is that God has still been with me.

every. step. of. the. way.

He’s been so patient, so merciful, and so good to me, its ridiculous. God can really redeem and restore what is broken. I don’t deserve it, but He does it any way out of His love for me.

He’s been my physical, and spiritual physician this year, and He will continue to be. I honestly will be looking forward to seeing what He does in me and through me this upcoming new year.

I just know it will be a new year this year, a year to try new things, to learn new things, to grow, to step out a little bit of my comfort zone, to get uncomfortable,

To live… and truly live

2018 I’m ready for you

Thanks again to everyone that reads my blog, I love y’all so much!! Stay awesome!!

Austin Jenkins

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2017: Life is sometimes like a Fiery Furnace (Courage Devotion)


Hey everyone, hope you all are having an awesome weekend, I pray all is well. 

In Daniel chapter 3 we see this scene where Nebuchadnezzar sets up the golden image and tells everyone to bow down and worship the image and if they don’t, he would toss them in the furnace. 

“Now when you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe and all kinds of music, if you are ready to fall down and worship the image I made, very good. But if you do not worship it, you will be thrown immediately into a blazing furnace. Then what god will be able to rescue you from my hand?” Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him, “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.” Then Nebuchadnezzar was furious with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, and his attitude toward them changed. He ordered the furnace heated seven times hotter than usual”

‭‭Daniel‬ ‭3:15-19‬ ‭NIV‬‬

So lets be honest my friends, life is sometimes like a fiery furnace, life can be hard as hell sometimes but it can also be like fire. 

I’ll be honest this year has been a bit trying, my first car accident, had friends pass away but then seeing the stuff in the news has been the least to say…not so good. 

Life can be difficult ,but its worth going through the hard things in life. Grief is a gift and it comes at different times and different seasons. Jesus says here while we are on this earth we will all have trouble, but to take heart because HE has overcome the world. 

With Jesus we can overcome any situation that seems impossible to us. I firmly believe that. Jesus overcame the most impossible situation life had for him which was…

Death itself…

Death wasn’t the end though, He came back three days later, talk about insane right?!

Anyways all of that to say is let the Lord be Lord over the fire rather than get burned by it. 

Hope you all have an amazing week til next time.

Austin Jenkins over and out

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