Dancing Over Mountains

I’m a bit rusty at this whole blogging thing, but I promised a few of you that I would keep you updated and give glimpses into this big adventure, and I’m a woman of my word.
As I’m writing this, I’m an hour out from London, a day from Paris Disneyland and a weekend from starting my Camino.

Did you even know I’m overseas? I guess not everyone would..

Last year, I was pretty lost. I had no real direction, didn’t know what my ‘purpose’ was, and was still trying to chase God around the world like it was a big hide and seek game.

I remember googling ‘long distance hikes’ a few times. I thought that maybe I would get a spiritual awakening or whatever you want to call it if I just walked far enough. It seemed to work for Walter Middy!
But last year was not my time for Camino. I ended up in Byron Bay, embraced by a glorious Tribe family and on a journey of the heart instead. And it was there that I found my peace.

Slowly, with no real defining moment, I found myself. I became comfortable with the mystery of my purpose being simply to love Jesus, and love the world around me. When I’m in step with Him, I can’t go too wrong.
I didn’t realise it at the time, but this past year has been preparation for me to embark on this pilgrimage. My walk to Santiago de Compostela is now no longer a cry of desperation, but comes from a place of freedom and overflow. I know Jesus, and now I get to adventure this with Him.

I’m not frantically running after God; I’m dancing with Him across mountains and fields.
And what a special gift to be able to experience this alongside two beautiful friends!

Glen and Iley – two magnificent shining people! I couldn’t have ever dreamt up that our paths would align in such a way.

Yes, this is my own journey, as it is each of theirs, but what a blessing to be able to do this with a brother and sister alongside me. (I know it’s a comfort to Mum and Dad as well 😉 ).

I will do my best to write what I can; to share my highs and lows, stories of people I meet along the Way and lessons I learn.

The next six weeks hold a wealth of goodness, growth and surprises for me, I’m sure. I know that my victories and revelations can hold keys for others, and so I want to be diligent in sharing whatever I can – be it through this blog, face to face when I return home, or by correspondence if you have specific questions or prayer requests.
Let me know how I can share and serve you in this too. I want to learn to love better, to see people more deeply, to leave an impact. If there is any way I can invite you into this journey with me, I will do so.

Love to you all,

Naomi Joy

x


(Yeah, this pic is an oldy.. Last time I was at Anahiem Disneyland. Tomorrow, I’ll be visiting the one in Paris ✌🏽️)

5 thoughts on “Dancing Over Mountains

  1. bronty says:

    JOY!!!! You are gone already??????
    Have a fabulous time beautiful girl! We sincerely hope this trip is all you ever imagined and more!
    You are amazing, you are brave & inspirational! We are soooo blessed to have you in our lives and to love you!
    We are so proud of you and all that you do.
    Be careful!! Update us regularly so we know you are all good!! We love you loads & can’t wait to catch up when you get home 😘😘😘😘

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    • Naomi Joy says:

      Oh you are precious!!
      Yes, it came around soon hey! So I’ll be in Townsville again before we all know it, I’m sure 😉
      I officially start the walk Tuesday, so tell the boys thank you for practising with me!
      Will try to post as much as I can when I get wifi and have energy to do so.. Really not sure what I’m getting myself into!
      Haha one step at a time I guess. Xx

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