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How Will I Ever Have Enough To Write About

When God laid this blog on my heart I just kept thinking that there was no way I could ever think of enough to write. That cracks me up now. I have about 15 extra blogs waiting at all times in case I do not have time to write. The times that I don't think I will have time - like the hurricane, hard times, etc - that is when I write the most. Psalm 46: 1, "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble."


I believe God has a sense of humor and I think He laughs at us like we laugh at our little children when they don't "get it". That must be why He just wants us to be obedient.....it's not like we will understand why we are doing something. I had no idea why I was doing this blog but I am now seeing some ways that He is using it.


It hit me the other day that the busiest times and hardest times are when I write the most. During the hurricane and while Mom was in the hospital my mind was full! If you noticed two of my blogs recently started out: I was driving by and saw this fence down. Blog! I was driving by and this tree branch had been torn from the tree. Blog! At the same time when I go on vacation to somewhere beautiful that also makes me want to write. It is a blessing to see God in so many things.


I am thankful that I have to sit and write and dig into scripture most days. It is more than just my daily devotional. I have to work through things. I really think this blog has helped me with stress. Instead of holding on to things, most of the time, I find myself working through it.


I am thankful that when I sit and write I can see blessings. Through Scripture I am reminded there is a bigger picture. I remember I am growing through this process. I remember that God is grooming me. I am also reminded that a little bit of suffering on this earth pales in comparison to eternity.


I have received a gift having to dig into the Word. Hebrews 4: 12, "For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart." Through scripture God will show us the truth. John 8: 31-32, "To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”


After salvation we begin to grow spiritually. God puts a desire in our heart to want to walk with Him. We yearn to pray effectively. As a child of God we will want to find time for daily devotions. Lisa Villa Prosen said, "Sure sign of spiritual growth: You want more freedom, and less stuff. You can't take "stuff" with you, what matters most ....is what you leave behind."

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