Tuesday, January 6, 2009

New Years Devotion

Thanks again to all my friends that visited over the holidays and left such kind thoughts and words of encouragement when I have been absent.

I have missed all of you. And I have missed writing. A short while ago I felt like God was encouraging me to make some changes to my blog. Changes in content and what I write about.

One of my favorite things is my home and my family and I found that I tended to write about these things often. Partly because I have found such inspiration from Rachelann at Homesanctuary.typepad.com. (I am sorry I cannot link it from this computer) and I want to give her credit for so much of my inspiration and the Simple things I do to make my Home a Sanctuary. If you have not met her please go over and visit and watch the video that she just posted. She is truly a Provrbs 31 woman. And by the way I have another blog devoted to Home Sanctuary please visit it Myhomesanctuary.blogspot.com

But as I prayed and visited with God I realized that he was leading me to use this medium My Journey to share with anyone that stops in about where he is taking me on this journey. And to share his love and how he can be a source of Joy,Hope and Love.


As I read through my archives and worked on the What happened in 08 post I was reminded of my meager effort at scripture memory. I made attempts by writing posts and for awhile I did a fairly good job.
But then like most New Years resolutions I got caught up in life and ministry and neglected that. I began having camera problems and problems downloading my photos and then toward the end of the year we had to make some financial adjustments and well what had to go was cable t.v. and the internet.

And so for the last few minutes I have not written much. I have the opportunity now to write and post and to read your blogs while I am babysitting. Sometime I can bring my computer. Sometime's like today I use my daughters. So some posts will have photo's some won't.

But with all that explanation I hope you are Blessed a little by this post. As I was thinking about what I feel God wants me to do. I remembered that I want everything I do be pleasing to him the verse below came to mind. And so I want to begin this New Year with a new desire to learn more about God and to hide his word in my heart.

I don't have a real plan. I just intend to do what I can to memorize his word. I'll post when I can. And try and illustrate when I can.

And, I challenge you my friends to do the same. Because I realize that when I struggle all I have to do is rest in his word and reach out to him and allow him to search my heart. He answers. We just have to listen. We just have to act. And so as verse 16 says I pray that I will please God by using this place to share some wisdom, to sing some praises, and I pray God uses me to teach.
So today I give God the glory and I devote this blog and the words written here to Bless God in Jesus'name.

Colossians 3:16-18 (New International Version)

16Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.
17And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
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