12/1/15

Delight: A Tiny Traveler Devotional Series

Hey friends! Happy December! I am so excited to announce today that Kimberly and I will be starting a devotional series on A Tiny Traveler and on our personal instagrams with you can follow here: Natalie + Kimberly


So today we are going to just introduce ourselves and the idea behind this devotional along with the meaning of the name. I am really excited to have a new element on the blog and watch it grow. We'll be starting out by celebrating Advent on a weekly basis (every Tuesday). These posts will be a collection of verses and thoughts on the Christmas season and God's goodness for the month of December. We are really excited!

So let's get down to it. 

WHY: Kimberly and I have been friends for years and we've both been growing closer to Christ and growing in our own faith walks. Everyone has a different walk and different calls on their lives and Kimberly and I decided to join together and write about those things and where are hearts and spirits are in these stages of life! 

WHAT: We brainstormed and planned and came up with Delight: A Tiny Traveler Devotional. Delight is going to be a series of thoughts, stories, verses, and life lessons from both my point of view and Kimi's point of view. We chose the name "Delight" because of the verse Psalm 40:8

"I delight to do Your will, O my God, and Your law is within my heart." 


Kimi and I are going to share what the verse means to us personally but first, let's get down to introductions! We can't wait to get started and make new friends joining in on the devotional. Feel free to follow along with us every Tuesday and comment with your thoughts and questions below! We'd love to start conversations each week of our devo with you.

I'm Kimberly, I married my best friend Thomas on August 15 and life has been so fun since! Thomas and I met in middle school and he instantly became one of my best friends, but we didn't officially start dating until 2 and 1/2 years ago. In addition to being a newlywed, I nanny two wonderful children and I'm a psychology student at Liberty University. For me, picking my favorite Bible verse is a struggle. It's constantly changing based on what I feel God is telling me and what I really need help with. Lately, my favorite scripture verse has been Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make straight your paths." 
Trust is something that can be so hard to do at times. We get so caught up in our lives and need everything to go exactly how we planned, but the likelihood of that happening is so slim. God has things planned that are so much better than we could ever think of, if we trust in Him. This is something that I need to remind myself of on a daily basis at times. With this devotional series, I'm excited to dive into God's Word and learn more of what it means to trust in Him and to delight in His promises and requirements of us. 


 I'm Natalie! (If you regularly read A Tiny Traveler then you know me, at least a little.) I love coffee, my husband of two months!!, getting creative, and donuts. And Target. And all things Christmas. What do you put in these about me things? There is so much to say! I am so excited for this devotional series and for getting to create something with one of my best friends. I, too, am a Psychology student and hope to eventually pursue something with my degree and creativity! My favorite Bible verse currently is Proverbs 16:3 which says "Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed."

Committing your life to Christ is one of the steps to being a fully devoted follower of Christ. Learning how to do this takes time and dedication and I think that's why I love the verse so much; I've learned how to change the way I think and the way I live to make sure it's honoring God. The second half of this verse says "your plans will succeed." When I first read this I think "Oh cool!" but then I stopped and thought about it. God isn't a genie who grants wishes and he doesn't just give us what we want. When we breakdown this verse we see that our plans succeed when we give what we have and who we are to Jesus. When we're living for Christ, our plans and desires mirror His and they succeed! Not to mention the blessings that Christ has in store for those that follow Him (all in His own timing and way of course). 

So dear friends, we hope that you join us in our new devotional! Be sure to follow on IG too for updates. Can't wait to get started!

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