Yesterday, I turned 24. What a weird number, not that it truly matters, but wow. I’m just excited. I love change, I love new beginnings, I love knowing I have purpose. I know God has a plan for me. I truly know that.

I just recently attended a workshop called Assured + Well, put on by Katie Selvidge of Cottage Hill Magazine. It was so inspiring in the sense that she took time to really help each and every one of us artists (more than 30!) discover the “why” behind what we do every day in our businesses. Why do we do what we do? Why are we motivated or passionate about a specific thing? What’s the underlying meaning of all that? All these questions brought me to one thing: clarity.

Clarity is what I need more of in my life, and how I’m going to solve that is by seeking Him more. By reading, studying and meditating on God’s word, daily. Every morning to be exact. Who better to turn to for a clear focus on my life’s purpose than the Creator of life himself? -ash

John 16: 13-14

“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future. He will bring me glory by telling you whatever he receives from me.”

“Life is truly a journey, but sometimes while on the trip we are faced with turns, stops and forks in the road where we desperately need God’s divine guidance. In the middle of the indecisive moments in our lives, we must do our part in seeking God’s will.

The word of God is designed specifically for the believer to utilize in reading, studying and meditation regarding any situation. God additionally provides his children with the Holy Spirit to guide us in all truth and revelation concerning our life’s purpose, plan and assignment.

Frustration often occurs when we independently choose our own plans apart from God’s word and the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Similarly, irritation attempts to creep in when we follow God’s word and heed to the promptings of the Holy Spirit and change in our situation doesn’t happen instantly.

During those waiting periods I encourage you to wait some more, trust, pray and praise the LORD because additional guidance and revelation is on the way. Without faith it is impossible to please God and sometimes He doesn’t provide the entire picture of your life’s plan, just one pixel at a time.

When you feel like you don’t know where to turn, remember God’s word is the light that guides you and illuminates your path. God continues to reveal, speak and guide his children. Be encouraged today and make sure that you are in alignment with his will, word and way. Then you will begin to notice God’s divine guiding power in your life.”

Psalm 119: 105

“Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.”


2 Timothy 3

“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.”

Psalms 32: 8

“The LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.”

Hebrews 11: 6

“And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.”

Devotion from the YouVersion plan, God Guides You