Daily Archives: September 25, 2008

5 Ways blogging benefits…me

I have  been tagged by Gchyayles (you sweet thang!…LOVE HER), and I am doing this tag, because I think alot of us need to refocus on why we do it, and what the benefits of blogging are. So Gchy gchy girl..all for you!

1.  Blogging keeps me accountable to make sure I am spending time with God, and that what I write has come from my time with HIM. It disciplines me, and spurs me on to learn and keeps me real.

2.  Blogging has helped me to see the body of Christ is a better light, as we are all far away, we share things that would be more difficult in just meeting someone new for the first time.  Its easy to be honest here. And my new love for the Body is an answer to prayer for me.

3 Blogging has provided me with a faith family that I have longed for, it has connected me to people with hearts that are very similiar to my own, and for years I prayed to know just one more person, and HE has blessed me with many!

4. Blogging has introduced me to studying with others on line and helping me to see many different angles of study, and interpretations, and I am learning plenty..Praise God!

5.  Blogging has shown me that you all are not pretend people (Bwan brought that to my attention), and I have had a chance to meet many this summer, and can not wait to see what GOD will do through this blogging experience!

I am part of a blogging family, and God has greatly blessed us through this. 

I am tagging five more…

Heather, Jenny, Steph, Deborah(my African Dolla…I owe her this one too, from a while back…sorry I forgot..love you),  Sherma (brainteaser)…have fun…and you can leave them here or let us know to come there..but thoughts we want them!! love you!  Don’t forget to visit GCH, and share a little love…I so want to adopt that girl, but she is lady, and doesn’t need another mom..but I could mother her to death! Muaah!!

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My Garden of Sanctification

The rock sticking out in the corner has been my seat in this cathedral for most of my life. This is where I learned the most.  Its still where I run to when I can’t think, and when I hurt, and when I am desperate to hear God’s voice.

I missed the fall colors when I took these pictures, and was so bummed that it was leftover colors when there, HE reminded me we were in a drought, and I was still seeing more color than most..was that enough for me?  Yes, the colors were awesome. The perfect world is yet to come.

Always stop here first, and pray.  Like coming home.  HE romanced me here long before I knew HIM. And through every disappointment, and fear, HE comforted me, and gave me a new perspective, HIS perspective.  This is my true church.

HE planted each tree, HE grew them, and colored them perfectly. And HE knew HE would use it to draw me to HIM.  That is the kind of GOD HE is!  All part of the plan. Do you know HE does the same for you?

This is the entrance to the seat overlooking HIS Grandeur, displaying HIS majesty.  Its very narrow, and little risky, it can easily be missed unless you know that it is there, but oh so worth it.  Sort of like the walk I have with HIM now. 

This is the wide path that will take you to the river if you stay on it, not a bad path, the views are okay, and there is not anything wrong with sitting along the river, I generally end up there, its steep to come back up, but missing the small path is really missing the whole picture. 

Do you have a place to go that the world can not invade? No distractions, No noise, silence…a place where God can speak and you most definitely will hear? I am praying that for you today.  I drive 40 minutes to get here, I worship with music the whole way, and then just HIM and me, my Bible, and usually tissues…since HE has opened my tear ducts( I didn’t cry my childhood, it was a sign of weakness), I can cry a river. 

HE calls us to the secret place..to pray and to be blessed.  Matthew 6:5-15  and this is how you should pray… “our Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed is thy name (meaning Holy is your name)…”

Tell me about your place…even if its just a closet..HE honors that too!  

A sticky note from God…  Blessed are you, (enter your name), who seeks my face…come, I want to spend time with you…

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