Hello and welcome to my very first personal blog!
This idea was entered into reluctantly, because I don’t like being in the limelight, but I do like being in the “Light.” What does being in the Light mean to me? It means being obedient to God’s call, and I believe He is calling me to share what He says to me as I read through His word.
Many years ago, God revealed to me, through Dr. Henry Cloud, that every person in the world has a gift and a dream. I knew my gift was serving, but I was clueless to ever having a dream! I was so intrigued I bought his book (no longer in print) and by chapter three I knew what the dream was, but I was terrified! Why? Because in my head the dream was perfect, but if I executed on it, the perfection was over and I was going to open myself up to criticism.
What was the dream? I wanted to be a writer.
It took a long time for me to get the confidence to start writing and to live my dream. I wrote little stories here and there; some I dared to share, some I kept close to my heart.
Finally, I wrote and published a fiction on the book of Ruth called “Going Home.” My prayer was to encourage and help new believers see the characters from a personal perspective, with the added hope that reading my book would encourage them to also read their Bibles.
I also began to write and share my daily prayers with one precious friend who wanted to grow her relationship with God. No one was more astonished than me when (1) the Lord asked me to share with others, and (2) before I could make up a bunch of excuses, others began to ask that I share my prayers with them.
Since my email distribution is getting rather big, the Lord encouraged me to blog, so here I go!
My hope and prayer is you will like my blog and share it with others. My desire is that my obedience to share my writings brings even more growth, and “increases my numbers” (a personal covenant made between me and God a long time ago).
In my next blog, I’ll share my own personal testimony and how I became a follower of Christ.
Thanks for joining me!
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV