It started last spring, the idea of writing a blog. Funny thing about that whole idea, I barely knew what a blog was or how in the world one went about writing one. My husband and I had just married off one of our daughters and all of a sudden we had an empty nest. I was still working, leading my small group Bible study and living life with my wonderful husband of 33 years. I just felt a calling to do something and it came to this, writing a blog.
I came upon a scripture, that I just knew God was using to confirm I was to start writing. Psalm 105: 1 reads: Thank God! Pray to him by name! Tell everyone you meet what he has done! (MSG) That’s it. I’m just going to share what works for me. Somethings will really crack me up and you won’t think is funny at all. Sometimes, I’ll get mad and you’ll wonder what all the fuss is about. It’s just about sharing my thoughts. It’s about telling my story because my story really is the Good News of Jesus. How He can save one young girl and give her a life full of promises and joy. It’s about me taking the chance to tell anyone who would like to listen, that Jesus is for real and will make a difference if you let him.
I’ve had a slow start. I kept asking everyone their opinion of me writing a blog as if I needed them to confirm what God had already told me. Silly, how many times do I try to get a second opinion, when I’ve gotten confirmation from God is asking me to do? Too many to count I’m sorry to admit.
This first post is rough, they may all be for some time. I decided that’s okay as well. I want to write and I want to get better, I better get started. How do I edit the page? I didn’t want to publish that yet! Good grief, I thought this would be easy. Forgive me blogging experts for my naivety. How do I add an image? Why didn’t I research more?
Do these doubts and struggles sound familiar? It’s with anything new, we are drawn to do. Do our fears keep us from trying? I would have to say before today, yes. I held back, waiting for one more confirmation, one more assurance. Not today. This is nothing ground breaking, but it’s from my heart. Direction from God. I’m excited to see where He takes this!