Hello, sweet sister in Christ. I wanted to take just a moment to thank each one of you for always managing to add a visit to my blog somewhere in your full day. It means more to me than you know.
Many times, your comments bring tears. They somehow reach through the miles, the noise and the distractions to offer that precious moment of God’s touch on my heart. It’s He, the Lord, working through you who brings me to that awe-filled moment when I realize He really does care. He really does see all that’s going on with us. He really does listen to our prayers and sees each tear that falls, because He uses us, each other, whether connected physically or through the blogging world, to offer His love and support.
I'm sure, if I look hard enough, I'd find a passage in the Bible somewhere about bloggers; the pure-hearted Christian women who may not have this whole adult-wife-mom thing all figured out, but who live out Proverbs 31 each in their own unique ways. There has to be scripture for people like you; you who have been called to reach others with your words.
I kind of feel I was officially “called” to write for the Lord several years ago. I remember the day it happened: I’d just dropped my daughter off at school and started heading home. As I did every other day before it, I prayed for the day ahead over the top of my travel cup all the way back. But this one particular day was different. Instead of the basic, “Thank you, Lord for this day. Bless my husband, my kids, be in all I do and say, yadda, yadda, yadda….” I began praying from a much deeper place. Something stirred and I actually dug beneath the turmoil I’d glossed over for so long. The Lord knew how I’d been struggling, wanting to do more. Wanting to be more. For Him and for myself.
Insert light-bulb moment here. That’s when I heard the words, “Write…for…me.” It was almost audible, and from that moment on, I took my (book) writing more seriously, but decided blogging would help get me used to stringing words together by posting on a regular basis.
Some people say it’s a ministry. I feel it is, too. But, when you think about it, we each have a ministry, whether blogging or not; especially when we believe in something that is God-breathed within us and we’re passionate enough about it to profess it with our words. I would love to hear about YOUR ministry to others; when you first decided to be a voice for the Lord and to share with others.
”I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.”
(John 14:12) NIV
Again, I want to thank you for the smiles and the tears, for the inspiration and the encouragement to follow my heart.
And….since I’m all about seeking out the quiet in our lives, finding and savoring that one little something that brings focus and soothes the mind for just a moment or so, that’s what I wish for you today and as you head into your weekend. I’m going to spend mine out in the garden taking advantage of our beautiful