Jesus is my passion. Love is my calling. Fulfilling God’s will is my purpose.
OK – Let me start off by saying, I am a HUGGER. So, bring it in 🤗 (come on, don’t be shy) & please receive this virtual squeeze of love. 💓 I’m humbled to be able to share my heart with you. My name is Jennifer Jaquez from New Jersey – 80’s baby 90’s made me. 😁 I’m married to my best friend who I’ve known for almost two decades. We have 2 precious boys – they’re truly the most awesome little people in the JENiverse! 🌎
Why Journeys Within?
I decided to start this blog to remind myself of God’s endless grace in my life and share my thoughts on different things and experiences I’ve had along the way that I’d want to look back on someday. I thought, why not share it with others who could possibly relate and/or be blessed by it.
I believe we all have a story to tell. We’re all unique in our own special way and we can agree to have been down similar paths. Life can hit us hard sometimes but knowing that we’re not alone makes it a little easier to roll with the punches. I believe we all have a purpose in life. There’s also purpose in everything we go through and I’m always comforted anytime I turn to God’s Word.
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” – Romans 8:28
Listening to music, watching sermons on YouTube (& seafood boils lol), reading a book, studying the Bible and journaling are just a few of the many things I enjoy doing when I’m not telling my youngest to leave his older brother alone, reminding my oldest to clean up his room and take a break from his X-box while trying to be the best loving and supportive wife I can be to my husband – Mannnn, I need a vacation. LOL!!
My walk with the Lord began in 2010. Some days have been harder than others. I have hit several rock bottoms in my lifetime but I’ve learned to embrace the journey with the understanding that I’m learning something new each day and becoming a better version of myself with every challenge I’m faced with. If any of my posts can be of any help to you – AMEN! To God be the Glory!! 🙌🏼
Disclaimer: I am in no way, shape or form a perfect follower of Jesus Christ. I am a sinner who loves Jesus but not nearly as much as He loves you and me. I am beyond grateful and humbled to tell you of God’s never ending grace, His ever lasting mercy and relentless love. My hope in sharing my thoughts, perspectives and experiences on this blog is to help you look within and recognize that you are not alone and that we do not need to figure this thing called “life” on our own. We have an amazing God who is gracious, merciful and available to help us on this journey if only we are willing to turn to Him in full surrender and allow Him to lead the way.
For a long time, I believed my way was the “right” way but no matter what or who I turned to, the void I felt in my heart, mind and soul remained empty and unfulfilled. God created each of us with a longing for intimacy — an intimacy with Him and only He could fill that void. I thank God that He never stops pursuing me and He has not stopped pursuing you. There is no sin from our past, present and future that could ever stop God from loving us though shame, guilt and pride will have us doubt God’s character, His love and His forgiveness. I am here to remind you that His grace is sufficient and His strength is made PERFECT in our weaknesses meaning when we are weak, He is STRONG and MIGHTY to do the “impossible”. We can come to Him just as we are and He will make us brand new (2 Corinthians 5:17).
My prayer is that you would turn to the One, Jesus Christ, who is waiting with open arms as you open up the door of your heart and receive Him as your Lord and Savior. He is the One who sacrificed (John 3:16) His life for us all so that we would receive the FREE gift of salvation (Ephesians 2:8) and spend eternity basking in His Magnificence, His glory. 💕🌻
I pray this song blesses your heart, mind, body, soul & spirit as it blesses me each time. 🎶 “Don’t get it twisted … the blood STILL works. It’ll NEVER lose its POWER!! I’ve seen the blood work. I’ve seen it snatch souls from the hands of the enemy!” 🎶 — GLORY TO GOD!! 😭🙌🏼