Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Back From Vacation

Hello again my friends.  I am pleased to say that I have returned from my vacation.  Where did I go, you might be wondering?  Well I went to a land called "it's all about me."  Yep, I'm ashamed to say but I have been on a trip that has included a big pity party! 

I guess, if I want to be fair to myself, I can say that I got there because of burnout.  I don't know.  I believe I got there by way of that old devil Satan.  I believe that he had convinced me that I had no business writing things for other people to read because after all, who am I?  That is what he planted in my mind anyway.  And, he even had me to believe that it was God telling me that I was being pious and self-righteous by sharing my spiritual journey with others.  Burnout was probably just the gateway Satan used to get to me.

I so enjoyed writing my blog all of last year.  However, I think I was wrong to try to write an every day devotional during December.  It wasn't wrong in that I wanted to help people focus on Christ during the  Christmas season.  It was just that I pushed myself to do it even on days when God really wasn't giving me the words to write and that was wrong. 

When I started blogging I just let Him guide me as to what to share.  But, commiting to write something every day was over whelming!  My prayer is that it DID help those of you who read it experience Christ during His season!

This morning during my devotional time I was so excited to read these words:

"When we have the eyes to see, the ears to hear, the wisdom to prepare, and the courage to act, God can use us to accomplish great things for the kingdom." *

I don't know that I can ever accomplish great things for His Kingdom, but I do pray that whatever I write in my blog will inspire those of you who read it to seek a closer relationship with Him so that Satan will not be able to rob you of your joy in the Lord!

Unless God instructs me otherwise, I will not be writing every day.  But, I am looking forward to sharing with you on the days I feel Him leading me to do so.  My prayer is that I can live up to the words of one of my favorite hymns:
          Wherever He leads, I'll go.  Wherever He leads I'll go.
           I'll follow my Christ who loves me so.
           Wherever He leads, I'll go.

Have a blessed day and be sure to be listening for that "still, small voice!"

From Luke 9: 57-62

57 As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”

58 Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”   59 He said to another man, “Follow me.”  But he replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”  60 Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”  61 Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say goodbye to my family.”  62 Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.” 

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