“I use words as an expression…my words point to the Word….THE WORD has a name…Jesus Christ.”
Several times since beginning this writing thing, I have had people praise my posts. There have been those who have reached out for counsel after feeling convicted from something I said. I have received private messages with words like, “This post was for me. I needed to hear this today, more than you know.” Words of encouragement, prayers for blessing & pats on the back have not been lacking.
I don’t say these things to brag, quite the contrary. I tell you this to give God every bit of the glory. You see, I rarely have a moment when I sit down to write where the words that pour out are mine. I do share life experiences, funny child-rearing stories and my testimony, one little piece at a time. But what is reaching people, changing lives and tugging on heartstrings, has absolutely nothing to do with me. It is Jesus. His words, His promises, His grace & forgiveness, His love, His ever present help & strength.
When I write or talk about Jesus, my desire and hope is that I will be hidden and that He alone will be seen, heard and magnified. Because I know that my words are weak and my mind is feeble, I long for the Holy Spirit to takeover at every ordained opportunity.
I am thankful that the Lord chooses to use me in this, my ministry. I am also thankful for my brothers & sisters in Christ who have come alongside me and encouraged me in this gift. And yes, that is how I view this blog, as my gift from the Lord to be used to point people to Him. I am grateful to fellow Christian bloggers whose words have prodded me, nurtured me, brought me peace and left me in complete awe of what a beautiful Savior we live and breathe for. I just wanted to take today to say thanks.
This song has quickly become one of my favorites. This particular version was quite lengthy and I wasn’t sure why until midway through, a gentleman stepped up to the mic and started reading. The quote above is what caught my attention and prompted this post. Listen. Let the song & his words settle deep into your soul. Be blessed today knowing that “His perfect love could not be overcome.”