I am tempted to say that I blog to share some things that I wish I had known a long time ago, but I am not a fan of the “woulda coulda shoulda’s “. lol And more importantly, I trust in the care and wisdom the Holy Spirit to guide me (us) in Christian maturity.
One of the reasons that I blog is to share some of my experiences to strengthen and encourage others on the Christian journey. First and foremost,
Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.__Proverbs 19:21 NIV
We have a real enemy whose standard operating procedure (SOP) is deception. Two of his common strategies are discouragement and isolation. One of his lies to us is the thought: “ This is beyond redemption and you are (I am) the only one ”
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.__ John 8:44KJV
We will face test and trials. God allows some things, painful things in our lives, but only to the extent that those things which have the potential to produce His desired results in our (my) life and character. With God, no pain is wasted. Jesus said:
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.__ John 16:33KJV
We are comforted to be comforters.
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. __ 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 KJV
We are called to renew our minds with the Word of God.
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.__ Romans 8:29 KJV
Lastly, I blog because God’s Word is powerful to change minds and open hearts !