You know those really amazing days in life?
Not everything has to go absolutely perfectly.
Our schedules aren’t right on the dot, and we don’t accomplish all that we intended to accomplish.
But instead, we find ourselves feeling fresh…new…rejuvenated…and filled with hope.
That was my day yesterday.
I woke up and spent almost two hours with God. I watched the most powerful Joyce Meyer lesson, ever. Right in the middle of it, I promise you I almost heard the audible voice of God speaking to me; telling me to listen up and hear what he was saying.
Ah. It was amazing. It gave me chills [literally] and my heartbeat sky-rocketed. Again…it was amazing. It’s been a long time since I felt God speak to me that clearly. In fact, I’m not sure that he has ever spoken to me that clearly.
I’ve been struggling the past few weeks with personal things. Aside from my husband, there are two of you who read my blog that know what’s going on and what it is that I’m battling. I tweeted the other night asking for your prayers, and I was overwhelmed with the response that I got. Prayers poured in from Twitter and I felt the most wonderful sense of peace and contentment wash over me as I got ready to go to bed. [Seriously…you guys are awesome.]
God is changing my heart lately. He’s showing me, in the midst of all of this self-doubt that I’ve been experiencing about my life and where my future is going, that he DOES have a plan for me…and a purpose for my life.
And I’m not hiding that fact anymore. I have battled with how I want to approach my blogging in lieu of this new Spiritual journey I am on. I have always felt like announcing and blogging heavily about my faith would drive away readers….readers who may be here and need to hear the Word of God. I don’t worry about the numbers for the sake of blog statistics and page hits…but for the sake of those who I may be able to encourage, lift up and draw closer to the Kingdom of God.
But God’s been showing me this weekend [since I unplugged from the internet world, my heart was opened to so much] that this blog, this little place online, is where he has called me to “work” right now. This is my opportunity to minister. And while I am going to continue blogging in my same normal fashion about motherhood and marriage and photography, I’m also NOT going to hesitate to share what my God is doing in my life.
I keep a Spiritual Journal, where I write prayers, sermon notes and lessons from my Joyce Meyer
addiction lessons every morning. It’s my place to turn to physically SEE and look back on the work that God is doing and has done in my life. But I want to share that journey with you.
I’m not a perfect person. I’m no where even close to where I need to be…where I should be in my Faith. But I’m learning. I’m growing. I’m changing every single day. And I’ve found a renewed passion for his word and his kingdom. And I want to use every ounce of talent that he has given me to bring honor and glory to him.
I wrote this post the other day and was hesitant to see the response I got from readers. While it wasn’t one of my most commented on posts, I was overjoyed when I saw the numbers in my Feedburner the day after it went live. I gained eight new readers. I felt wholeheartedly like that was God telling me to Go for it! Not to hesitate anymore and just do it.
And so I am.
I pray that the things that I learn, the lessons that God teaches me and places on my heart to share with all of you, will be a blessing. It’s my hope that you will find encouragement the way that I have.
I pray for so many of you every single morning as it is. But if you have a prayer request, specifically or just an unspoken request, would you email it to me? I would love to pray for you. I promise that any information you share with me, will remain between us.
I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday!