Sunday, December 2, 2012
Part of His Plan
As I sit here in my comfortable chair, by the warmth of our fireplace, Buster the wonder-dog snoozing at my side, it occurs to me that I should let you know that this new venture scares me silly.
The idea of starting another blog - one not devoted to my love of paper arts, but rather to my love of Jesus Christ - is something that I've played around with for well over a year.
Played with; toyed with; bounced around; you know, all those things we do when we are scared to step out on faith and do what we know we are supposed to do.
And frankly, I've run from it.
Many times, I've felt the prompting of the Holy Spirit to speak up on a particular subject, add biblical insight to the events of the day, or simply to share my heart with anyone who would care to receive it. And I've fearfully turned off the still small whisper that was asking me to be a voice for grace in a sometimes ungraceful world.
That my friends is called disobedience. And I confess that to you all now.
And I confess it to my Jesus who I've disobeyed.
So, here we are.
And I feel fear and freedom in the writing.
Fear because I am an imperfect person, in an imperfect world, attempting to shed light on the one and only perfection we have ever known. And feeling pretty inadequate if you must know the truth.
But my Jesus tells me that with Him all things are possible and in that truth, I find the freedom to write at the direction and prompting of the Holy Spirit.
I hope you'll take this journey with me friends. Only God knows where it will lead us, but His word tells us that in Him we breathe and move and live.
He has a plan and a purpose for all of us and I just want to play my part in His plan with an open, willing and humbled heart.
With a Courageous Heart,