Balance, Intent, Relationship.
It’s been a little while since I posted. It’s not that I haven’t had anything to write about but just the opposite. There are so many thoughts and topics that have been running through my mind that it’s hard to find time to expound on them all. No worries, I’m going to get them all out in due time.
I’m praying that God will keep me properly balanced so that I don’t overindulge in any one thing. Even blogging.
I like that this is more of an outlet of expression for me. A way to “share” what I’m learning on this journey and to gain more insight by connecting with others, all while doing something I enjoy… writing!
I’m grateful if people began to follow or someone likes my topics but I don’t ever want that to become a goal. Although, I’m truly grateful when it does happen, I’m especially grateful in knowing that sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ and what He has/is doing in my life has the potential to inspire someone to change their direction.
I don’t know about anyone else but it’s humbling to know that God would even consider using me to draw others closer to Him. What a blessing!
After reading my daily devotional, I was provoked to write about how easy it is to fall into temptation and sin when we are not gravitating toward the Word.
I use to wonder how someone like myself, that grew up in church, sitting in the pews multiple times a week, could become so distant from God and his commandments. The answer to that is rather simple. We cannot expect to remain cleansed and pure without the Word.
You can claim to have a relationship with God but if you aren’t spending quality time with Him and His word your fight against temptation and sin is doomed.
Ephesians 5:26-27 (KJV)26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
Proverbs 4:20-22 (KJV)20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
Jesus promises to take our stumbling, disheveled lives and present us faultless to the Father. As we become more yielded to His Spirit and His ways, He will keep us from stumbling.To reflect the presence of the Father, we must rely on the Son.-Joe Stowell