About Your Blessed Life

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Hey there, my name is Jay Maresh.

Thanks for stopping by!

I wanted to spend a few minutes with you to share some things that will help you to get to know me a little better, as well as share some stories and insights that I hope and pray will be a blessing to your life.

Before we get into some of the particulars of my story, I wanted to share with you the idea behind this website, the podcast, and the resources I create; and really, the overall theme of Your Blessed Life. You see, it’s really about this journey of life that we are on. Sometimes the busyness of life can distract us from the understanding that we are in fact on a path that is heading to a very specific destination.   

Early on in my young adult life I felt a certain draw toward people and teachings that encouraged my soul. Early on I hadn’t quite put my finger on it but I knew that I felt at ‘home’ when I was in an environment where I was being inspired, challenged, and motivated to reach my full potential in life. I really felt like I was coming into my own when I surrounded myself with positive people and a positive message, but I also knew deep down in my soul that there was still something missing. Although I was feeling inspired, it wasn’t until I fully committed myself to the belief and teachings of Jesus Christ that I felt like I had found something that I could stand for. It was this rock of Jesus Christ that became my platform for truth and fulfillment. I had finally found something that was bigger than self-help, something that was better than anything I could have ever imagined.

I had learned that I wanted to do more than just live an ordinary life. I wanted to live a life that was full and rich and in line with the ways of God.

“As the righteousness of God shines through His son Jesus Christ, it illuminates the path of life that leads to the kind of life that we yearn for.” – Jay Maresh

Aligning my path of life with the path of Jesus, truly allows me to live out my life to the fullest. A life where there is nothing missing; a life that is full and satisfying…. the abundant life.

We don’t have to look any further than John 10:10 to find out what kind of life Christ wants for those who believe in Him. Christ clearly identifies two paths in this verse, one is life and one is death. What makes it so interesting is the kind of life that He promises; it’s not an ordinary life, nor is it an average life. In the words of Jesus Christ himself, “The thief comes to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly – John 10:10.

This is the central theme to Your Blessed Life.

  • We look to live out our life in a way that honors and glorifies God.
  • We look to build up and strengthen our faith
  • We increase our hope by putting our trust in a God that can make a way when there seems to be no way.
  • We receive the many promises of God that are meant to bless our life.
  • We are light in a dark place.
  • We are on a mission to be all that God has called us to be!

 

MY STORY

This journey of Your Blessed Life began for me back in 2011 as I prepared for a sermon series during the 5 year period I served as Executive Pastor for a local Non-Denominational Christian Church here in San Antonio. The Series was titled ‘Becoming More.’ In this teaching I discussed this process of becoming all that God has called us to be. I have come to learn that whether it is dealing with your spiritual walk, your relationships, your health or even your finances - God’s ways are higher and better than our own, and when we live our life in alignment with these ways it releases massive blessing into our life.

As I look back to the time leading up to when I created Your Blessed Life, I found myself in the midst of a most precarious situation. The year was 2008 and the precarious position I was in can best be described as – financial ruin. The economy was in a tail spin and my commercial real estate development business was on the brink of collapse; to say times were tough, would be an understatement. Before my very eyes, I was seeing the real estate business that I had created for the last 20 years begin to slip though my very fingers. I had a one year old son, my wife, Dana, was a stay at home Mom, and she was pregnant with our second son – things were about to get really tough in the Maresh household.

This story of Faith, Hope, and Promise would become the foundation for Your Blessed Life. I would love to share the story in its entirety with you. It is a story that will give you hope for a glorious future! You can get the rest of the story here in episode 1 of the podcast.  

As a Certified Christian Life & Marriage Coach,  I will look to add consistent value to your life in the form of encouragement, inspiration, and teachings that will move you along the path of 'Becoming More.'  - of becoming all that God has destined you to be.

 

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As I mentioned, Dana and I have 2 sons, Jay Wesley and Brady. These two boys are my pride and joy; they are indeed two precious gifts from God. Speaking of gifts from God, I can’t help but to think about my partner in life, my wife, Dana. She is my other half in life on this earth. She is my suitable helper in all I do. The relationship that Dana and I have as husband and wife is one that is full of love, joy, and laughter. I treasure and honor her for the woman of Christ that she is. She is my ‘lovey.’

Dana’s compassion for people and love of children has taken her to a career in teaching, Dana loves her work and her work loves her. In addition to supporting my efforts at Your Blessed Life, she works full time at a local Christian School here in San Antonio.

I hope you have enjoyed this brief stop of getting to know more about Your Blessed Life as well as taking a peak into a little of my own life.

There is a lot more to share and even more to come on the journey of Your Blessed Life!

Speaking of journey, I want to invite you to become part of Blessed Nation.

So, you might be thinking, Ok, what’s Blessed nation?

Blessed Nation is what I lovingly refer to as our community here at Your Blessed Life. This is a community of like minded people who are interested in pursuing God's best for their life!

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Are you interested in living a life that is promised to be rich and satisfying? Are you ready to live your life to the fullest…..a more abundant life, a life where you don’t just survive, but you THRIVE!?

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