One of my primary purposes may be a teeny bit selfish. Writing gets my thoughts out and they eventually make more sense to me. When I blog and add tags, it allows me to recall what He has taught me. Just this week I have used my blog posts to remember the goodness of God and His faithfulness in my life
Today I found another reason for writing and sharing what He is doing in my life. Because people need to hear the good news! Not that God needs me to do it, He makes himself known by His creation (Romans 1:20). But when I follow Him, I will be blessed and I hope and pray that you will be encouraged!
Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Psalm 105:1
The realization today was brought about by the circle of moms top 25 faith blogs. I saw the post on facebook and checked it out since I am trying to interact with other bloggers. I thought that I would find others blogging just like me-faith based....as in Christian. I was wrong. I frequently make the mistake of assuming people are like me in their beliefs. I was proved wrong today when the top faith blog selected was a pagan mom's blog. I must admit, I am uneducated when it comes to the belief systems of other faiths. This opened my eyes and reminded me that not everyone knows the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ!!!
So, I'm going to keep chugging along and stop thinking about the number of readers. I will leave it in the hands of my Lord and Savior who has a plan for the words He gives me. His word is alive and active, sharper than a double-edged sword and will accomplish what He desires...bringing joy and peace!!!
As the rain and the snowcome down from heaven,and do not return to itwithout watering the earthand making it bud and flourish,so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,so is my word that goes out from my mouth:It will not return to me empty,but will accomplish what I desireand achieve the purpose for which I sent it.You will go out in joyand be led forth in peace;the mountains and hillswill burst into song before you,and all the trees of the fieldwill clap their hands. Isaiah 55:10-12
For the record, my blog didn't come in LAST place! I don't know who you are, but thanks to the 12 people that voted for it, lol!!! I entered it today-which was the last day to vote, so the only purpose was to get the blog out there. I do have some traffic coming from that site (but, wait...I'm not going to focus on the numbers, right?). I also had a new subscriber today because a sweet friend shared my blog on her facebook page! I am humbled and thankful for each of you reading this...whoever you are!!!