Instead of making resolutions for the coming year—which I rarely do—I’d like to share the many things for which I’m thankful as we slide from 2015 into 2016.
- First, I thank and praise God for working through me in this blog. To Him be the glory in all of this! I cannot imagine doing any of it without the Holy Spirit’s guidance and help.
- I am beyond blessed with a wonderful husband who not only supports my writing and blogging, but who is also diligent to make sure I don’t overdo. Thank you, Rick, for always being there for me to lean on and hug, to hold hands with, and to walk this earthly journey with me.
- I can’t let 2015 end without thanking my friend Pat Knight for all of the devotionals she writes for this blog. In spite of the constant chronic pain she deals with on a daily basis, she has been instrumental in keeping this blog going. Thank you, Pat!
- A huge thank you to all my readers and followers for hanging in here with me as I’ve tried to keep up with a consistent blogging schedule. I’m still working out a balance in my life so that I can keep up with this blog without hampering my health.
I don’t know what 2016 holds for me, but I do know Who holds 2016! I believe without a doubt that if it is God’s will for me to keep blogging here, He will continue to enable me in this venture.
I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy. —Philippians 1:3-4
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I hope you’ve enjoyed all the colorfully illustrated Scripture passage images I’ve shared here for the past couple of weeks while I have enjoyed a self-imposed and much-needed break from my blog. It is really nice to be able to write posts ahead of time and schedule them for a future date.
While I was resting from all the blogging activity, I prayerfully realized I have been devoting too much time to my blog which translates to tons of time on my computer. I have learned not to take it lightly when God is trying to teach me something through several different means. In this case, God showed me in various ways that although I am sharing from my heart for the Lord’s purposes, all this computer time means sacrificing time in other areas: my quiet time with the Lord spent in prayer, meditation, Bible reading and devotions; time with my sweet and understanding hubby Rick; taking care of the home God has blessed and entrusted to Rick and me; fulfilling other writing obligations; and finally … just plain rest, which I sorely need because of ongoing chronic illnesses.
In other words, I have been so much into the work of the Lord that I have been neglecting the Lord of the work.
Not to worry, though. I’m not deserting my blog, just praying about how to reduce my computer time. I have a few ideas I want to mull over and pray about and I’ll share these with you a bit at a time.
For now, I won’t be writing every day but only as the Lord leads me. From past experience, I have learned that God always has a better plan than anything I could ever think up on my own, so I can’t wait to see what He has planned for the future of this blog.
Beloved, God’s love and faithfulness never changes. Because I know He wants the best for me, I also trust and know He will lead me to that best as long as I first and foremost truly seek to know Him better. And that will lead to my understanding His perfect will for my writing and bloggy life.
Leaning hard on the Lord with faith and trust,