Thursday, February 8, 2018

Three Reasons Why I Blog

Are you feeling the Lord guiding you in a certain direction? Are you arguing and whining with Him? Are you afraid to take the steps necessary to follow Him?


~refreshed 3/20/20~



Why did I decide to start this blog?





I thought I would take some time and try to explain what led me to this decision. It was not an easy one to make.











First off, I have had blogs in the past for this or that. The last one I had did not amount to much even though I stuck with it for well over a year.




So, Leigha, why did you decide to start this blog? I felt led to do so.




Yes, that is right. I felt that the Lord placed this on my heart. Now can you picture someone kicking and screaming, whining, even. "But God, I did this already. Nobody even cared. Nobody read my blog. It was a huge waste of time." I do not advise arguing with God or whining for that matter. It isn't pretty, accomplishes nothing, God still wins in the end.




Why I Blog




1. I blog for an audience of One.  




I read a devotional one morning about doing things for an audience of One. If I cannot manage to do things for an audience of One, how can I expect more? This one is from Matthew 6:6. My take away is that I need to follow where God leads and I need to do it as though I were doing it for Him alone. So my blog is for Him. 




2. I have been trusted with a little.




Then there's the story in the Bible where the master is going away and He trusts his servants with so much each. The first two double the amount that was given to them making their master very happy so he trusted them with more. However, the third servant buried his amount and then dug it up to give it back to his master which upset the master. He couldn't be trusted with a little, so what he had was taken and given to the first servant. These verses are from Matthew 25:14-30. Yes, I have been studying in Matthew lately. My take away is that I have been trusted with a little; my blog. What will I do with that little? It is my intention to be faithful and do as He guides.




3. I am planting the seed of God's word.  




On another day, I was reading about a seed. If the grain of wheat was never dropped and buried, it would remain the single seed. However, if the seed was dropped, buried, and died it would produce many more seeds. This verse is John 12:24; I really like that one. I will blog, put His word out for others to read and find comfort from and will leave the rest up to Him. By doing this, I am planting that seed and trusting Him to help it be fruitful.











Isaiah 41:10 NIV   




So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.





Prayer:




Dear Father,  




Thank You for being in control of my life. Thank You for guiding me back to blogging. Please forgive me for whining and arguing with You. Taking the steps neccessary to follow You are scary, but that only causes me to lean on Your strength all the more. Help me not to be afraid, for You are with me; help me not to be dismayed, for You are my God. You strengthen me and help me; You uphold me with Your righteous right hand. In Jesus' name, Amen. 














Just For A Time 


Be Thankful No Matter What You Face


About Me 


















Are you feeling the Lord guiding you in a certain direction?
Are you arguing and whining with Him?
Are you afraid to take the steps necessary to follow Him?
How can I pray for you today?
If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load. 































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4 comments:

  1. I love that you mentioned that audience of one. I think we have all had this same struggle at one point or several points. God always blesses our obedience.

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    1. Yes, He does bless our obedience. Following where He leads is something that I still struggle with. Thank you, Brittany, for dropping by.

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  2. Leigha, I’m glad you gave a yes to God. You have a lot to share and do it very well. The audience of One speaks to me, too but we are being groomed to speak into the lives of many people when the 3rd Great Awakening is in full swing. I believe we are seeing the start of it now. God bless you.

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  3. Ann, thank you so much for your words. They mean a lot. Thanks for dropping by.

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