So, this post has been a long time in coming! I have not been myself–or, at least, not able to carry out life in my usual way for some time. It is due to God’s unfailing grace that I am here to write this now.
I want to thank my friend at Learning My Path Towards God: she not only delighted me by giving me this nomination (five months ago!), but has blessed my spirit with her care and concern for me when I was struggling and needed take time to just be myself. I appreciate her praying and encouraging others to do the same. It comforted me to know that when I was so weak before God, my petitions did not reach Him alone.
Please visit her blog with a little encouragement:
Okay, I have seven things to tell you about myself.
1. I’m pretty private about a decent chunk of my life, so making lists like these is always a bit difficult.
2. When put on the spot I can never think of those interesting personal stories and preferences that a certain game or conversation calls for.
3. Spiritually, I feel like a mountain climber who has been to some pretty exotic spots with God, but has also paid the price to get there.
4. I value quiet time with God, though I have learned that it is a very personal thing that can only be traced out as you go along with God, learning what fellowship between your hearts looks like.
5. The year that just passed was a very difficult one, but I know that I would not be so aware of and knowingly dependent on my Father’s mercies if He had not allowed me to walk through it with Him.
6. I’m excited to report that I read 215 books in 2012–let’s see how many I read this year!
7. One of my favorite verses–one that has become a life verse and an anchor through many storms for my soul–is 2 Corinthians 12:7-10.
So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
And now for the blogs that I have found loveliness in–I hope you feel the same!