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Monday, April 16, 2012

The Winds of Change

the wind blows

REMINDER FROM GOD: I want you woven into a tapestry of love, in touch with everything there is to know of Me. Then you will have minds confident and at rest, focusing on Me and My mysteries. All the richest treasures of wisdom and knowledge are embedded in that mystery and nowhere else. I’m telling you this because I don’t want anyone leading you off on some wild-goose chase, after other so-called mysteries, or “the Secret.”

{Colossians 2:2-4 MSG}

NOTE TO SELF: The wind is shifting in my life. Today is an incredibly windy day. As I sit here at my laptop, I hear the wind whipping and wailing outside as windows vibrate and doors creak open and shut. I feel the wind speaking to my spirit today. I’m allowing God to move me in every direction as He sees appropriate.

I must confess that I’ve been struggling with my blog lately. For a while I found it hard to write anything. I was overwhelmed with a constant realization that I have failed here. I was facing the real disappointment that a year later my blog still isn’t producing the outcome I had prayed for. I had hoped by now that my site would be sponsored, or articles would be published, and I could finally get paid to do what I love to do and help support my family while remaining a stay at home mom.

It’s hard to do something you love so much for what feels like nothing. My husband struggles with this, too. He sits at his piano and composes a gorgeous song and wonders…why? No one hears it. No one cares. No one’s “buying” it. And as much as he wants to just quit, the music keeps coming and he has to get it out. That’s how I feel about writing for God. It’s in me. It’s relentless.

Over the past year I’ve sent out countless articles in hopes of getting published somewhere, and with the lack of success I found myself doubting my gift. I then recently began doubting this blog, wondering why I’m spinning my wheels, wasting so much time invested in research and writing. I privately prayed in my heart for God to show me in a very specific way if I should continue blogging in this manner, and the very next day (and nearly everyday since) He answered that prayer.

Last week concluded the Dig In Series, and I truly pray from the bottom of my heart and spirit that you were able to dig deeper into God’s Word and who you are in Christ.

My blog is undergoing some changes again. It won’t be drastic changes, but because my blog address clearly says, “daily reminders from God,” I needed to figure out a creative way to keep that promise within the limited time I will soon have after Jared goes back to work.

I will begin each new week with a typical NOTE TO SELF: Daily Reminders from God format, and throughout the week will offer pure reminders from God. Short and brief, but nonetheless they will still be encouraging, honest and thought-provoking promises from God.

Special Thanks

I want to especially thank my ever-so-faithful readers who visit my blog every single day (I believe there are 5 or 6 of you out there)! God is speaking to you directly. I know that now, because He keeps luring me to my laptop and reminding me that it’s not about me or how many hits I get each day—it’s about those of you who come here for what HE has to say to your spirit. He is here—right here—for you, always! He won’t let me off the hook, no matter how hard I try.

I also want to thank the amazing guest bloggers who truly graced my page these past few weeks. I received a lot of positive feedback on their articles. I also made some very good friends through the process.

MY PRAYER: Lord Jesus, Lover of my soul, Savior of my life…continue to use me as you see fit. Continue to use this little spot in cyberspace to remind Your children just how much You love them. Bless every single person who lands here, Father. It’s no mistake that you directed them here. Speak directly to their heart and soul. Break their strongholds and set them free! Guide them, lead them, strengthen them to remain strong in who they are in You! Continue to encourage readers through Your very own promises. Create in us a new heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within us. Amen.

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