Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Blogging for Jesus Does Not Mean Perfection

I post all these thoughts about scripture in order to uplift, motivate, or inspire people out there that may need it. I also post because it helps me get into the word and reflect on God more than I have in my entire life. It is just as much for me as for my readers. However, I don't want people to misunderstand or or misjudge me. Just because I am compelled to write these words, it does not mean that I, somehow, miraculously escape the struggles of the everyday. I do not.

I, by no means, have it all figured out or have it all together. Everyday is a new day to try and get it right. Some days are, no doubt, better than others. Some days I imagine myself being a better mom, in a dream job, or just on a vacation away from the everyday. I love that I am able to escape into this writing place where words come to life. Writing genuinely makes me happy. There are times though that I get caught up in living according to the world's standards that I forget about my little escape.

Struggle and doubt are not foreign to me just because I write this blog. I have to train myself and remind myself to keep my focus on God and what he values. Today was one of those days when the only thing that kept me going was remembering that God loves me ... and doing a little exercise to get the blood flowing (literally).

The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. 3I call to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies. ~Psalms 18:2-3

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