In my quiet time with the Lord today I prayed for direction regarding my ministry to others through my blogs. I am reading the Bible backwards this year and my scheduled reading is 2 Peter. I opened my Bible; a chuckle and a smile arose as I read “Making One’s Calling and Election Sure”. I said, “I have come to the right place to find wisdom”. God never fails to meet me in His Word when I ask…. Never!
“His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” 2 Peter 1:3 The passage goes on to give us a clear picture how to make One’s calling and election sure. This passage was written for us to understand how to be effective and productive in our knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. While not written regarding blogging and my ministry questions, it does shed light for the answers I seek. Purple Princes Reflections and 3 other blogs I write, are written in the hope of making a difference. I pray sharing my life experiences within the walls of the blogging world will give you, my readers, comfort, hope, and an occasional chuckle, for whatever situation you are facing. Hope which says, “I am not alone. Comfort because someone else understands”. I pray you will discover Jesus was not just some man who lived a long time ago, He interacts in each of us today; I pray you will discover God still speaks to us today – through His Word the Bible. Finally, I pray, through my life experiences you see Christ’s interaction in my life, knowing He will do the same for you. Finally, I pray in some small way my sharing life with others will leave a legacy which will go on long after God has called me home. A legacy which says, “You can do! Don’t give up! God’s got your back, trust Him!
I have shared before, I never had a desire to write; in fact I detested writing until a few years ago. I am 61 years old. I truly believe God placed this desire upon my heart and blessed me with inspiration and ability. Writing so personally, on the internet, in a blog, requires a level of vulnerability for which I am often uncomfortable. I have many followers … yet 10 times as many people read my blog never leaving a comment or signing up to be a follower; these people remain a mystery in my world. My words and thoughts are going places I have no clue. There is a level of trust I must have in the integrity of people and God.
Lest you begin to get the wrong idea, ” No, I am not giving up sharing my faith through blogging”. God is calling me in a different way, perhaps more transparent with even more vulnerability. I simply need His wisdom for clarity, listening ears, a heart of trust, and confidence to discover the media or platform for the calling which lies before me. Is it a book? Am I to pursue speaking engagements? Writing for magazines? Continue as I have been doing? All of the above? None of the above?
Writing a blog, let alone 4 or 5, is challenging and time consuming, even though it brings me great joy 🙂 It is time to narrow my scope. I will continue my blogs, Purple Princess Reflections and Through the Bible Together. They will under-go minor changes in appearance and organization. The goal – easier navigation. Until I know which direction God is leading I will be right here sharing with you my friends and mystery followers, my life; “The life of a simple woman, with God at the helm.
Thank you for being my avid readers, supporters and encouragement.
Until next time,