"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." John 10:10
I received a rather powerful revelation today.
I've been very quiet on my blogs as of late. Part of my away time was a reflection time, to see if this blogging "thing" was really something that I should be doing anymore. I wondered if it was a part of me that was in the past, and should stay in the past. As part of this reflection time, I went back to my blogging roots over at Tummy Treasure, and purposed to blog every single day in November. It was good. It reminded me that one of the reasons I blog is simply because I enjoy it so much.
Today being a new month, I also was not going to blog over there today, as we are quite busy for the next few days. But I had something small and silly to post, and decided to go ahead with it anyway. Upon pulling up my blog I found a rather nice comment, encouraging me to keep blogging, and then it was as if a veil was lifted from my eyes.
I was almost robbed.
When I think of all the years that I've been blogging and enjoying it, it makes me sad to think that the last six months or so have been really sad in the area of blogging. I've had so many conflicting thoughts about what to do with all my blogs. And that one comment sparked something. It reminded me that people DO read my blogs, whether they comment or not. And not only that, they read ALL of my blogs. That truly was an awakening moment for me, and I have to get back at the blogging, fast and furious.
Because I know with every fiber of my being that my blogging is a good thing. Whether it's just a good thing for me personally, for people around me, or for the good of God, by golly, it's a good thing and that devil has used everything he could think of to throw at me over the last six months to try and discourage me away from blogging. Why? What is it that He's so scared of? Ha-Ha-Ha-HA! It's Jesus. It's the Jesus that has been churning away inside of me, almost slumbering. I feel as though I've been sleeping, and I've needed someone or something to come along and wake me out of that slumber. The lion has roared, and in just a few short moments here, I've realized that I was almost robbed of something I truly enjoy, and it is going to continue NO LONGER!
Ha-Ha devil! You do not win this round. I am a blogger in every sense of the word, and by golly, I like doing it! Even better- I bring glory to the Kingdom of God and to Jesus Christ through this very hobby that I enjoy so much.
I'm back. And I love Jesus with all my heart, and all my soul and all my mind. And I WILL run this race to its very bitter end. And the end is NOT near. Not for this blogger.