It is nearly time to work on next week’s (Graphic by Kerry Messer)LOFT topic – this week’s is Blogging. Why do I blog? That’s a good question. From time to time I ask myself that! 🙂
One morning in 2003, I think, I had a particularly sweet time with ABBA – He gave me a nugget of truth and encouragement and without thinking I shot off an email to five of my girlfriends sharing the nugget with them. They liked it! And decided I should do that on a regular basis. I did. For years. And in time my emailing list was more than 100 – my server didn’t like it much. So in order to get each day’s devotion to my list I had to divide the addresses into four groups for e-mailing. Then around 2007 I got the brilliant idea to BLOG. Which meant my email friends would be required to sign up at the blog to continue getting the devotions via email — some did. And then along came Facebook. It’s been a helpful venue to get the blog to more people.
For many years I was driven, perhaps that is an adequate word, to get a devotion written and out there every week day. In the last couple of years not so much. Not sure why. I miss writing when I don’t discipline myself to sit but often I don’t as is evidenced by the sparseness of my posts. I hope the drive will return. Perhaps a new season will bring it.
Writing opens one’s soul, I think, and when that writing becomes public a huge responsibility comes with it. Has it not been said the pen is mightier than the sword? (source) And so I think I can honestly say I blog because I hope to influence. I hope to make a difference – a good difference for every Reader. And I lean heavily on The HOLY SPIRIT for this. When He inspires me not, I have nothing to say. That’s it!
A happy weekend my Friends.
Reset your clocks Saturday night — Fall Back! Yeah!! One more hour of sleep!
Day 304 of 2014, a day to give Thanks.
Even though I am a day late The LOFT (Graphic by Kerry Messer) topic this week is Heroes. We all have heroes, don’t we? And the ‘purists’ among us would say that JESUS is their Hero, don’t you imagine? In truth, He is the ONE above all to be honored, recognized and the One after Whom the world would be a better place if we patterned our lives. So purist that I am, 🙂 I’ll move on to a minor hero of mine.
Actually, I have yet to personally meet my hero. I expect I will some day in a very special place – the Street there is made of gold.
His name is George. George Muller (there should be 2 dots over that u). George departed this earth about 53 years before I was born; he having been born in the Kingdom of Prussia in 1805. I have read (click Here) that early on George was a scoundrel until he went to a Bible Study and JESUS transformed him. George’s Autobiography doesn’t dwell so much on his scoundrel days (at least I don’t remember that it does). What makes him one of my heroes is his life of prayer. The way he just believed GOD. The way he just asked and ABBA answered – unlike anyone else I have ever known. Like I know George Muller, huh? Words, books – powerful tools! They help us know.
I encourage you to use the link above and read more. Like the breakfast table prayer and the milk truck right on time. Like the fog, the Captain and Quebec prayer. And there is so much more. We could learn so much from the life of George Muller – his Hero was JESUS and no doubt still is. 🙂
There is a link attached to the picture of the book (just click it) – in case you would like to get a copy.
Day 288 of 2014, a day to give Thanks.
Something really quick. Something small but HUGE. Something to pin to the wall of your mind. Something to invite into our hearts to stay. It came to me via Facebook this morning and it was too good to fail to share here.
18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. via Psalm 34:18 KJV;CJB – The LORD is nigh unto them that are of – Bible Gateway.
Day 287 of 2014, a day to give Thanks.
The Pastor’s message began with verse 13. I started with verse 11 and as I read I thought of you.
Just two verses and just what someone needs today, including me.
11 We pray that you will be continually strengthened with all the power that comes from his glorious might; so that you will be able to persevere and be patient in any situation, joyfully
His Glorious might.
Patient in any situation
Giving thanks to the Father who made you fit!
Who made you fit!
Whatever it is — HE has made you fit!
You can do the thing! Today!!
Day 286 of 2014, a day to give Thanks.
This tendered and encouraged my heart so much this morning that I’m sharing it with you. Perhaps you have seen it already on Facebook; either way, new or not, I hope it will give you encouragement. All ABBA’s Little Girls (and Little Boys) need strength for the next step.
Day 283 of 2014, a day to give Thanks.