Hi My Dear Friends,
It's been awhile since I chatted with you, shared what God has laid on my heart. And although I miss our time together, I haven't missed the stress and pressure that blogging brought to my life. I found that all day long I was searching for the next "great post" idea. I wasn't living in the moment, enjoying my kids, serving my family, loving on others, being still. I wasn't in the Word to grow in my own walk, but to search for that next nugget of wisdom God had for me to share...all the while missing what He so desperately wanted to share with me, what He wanted to speak into my heart, how He wanted to grow our relationship.
So I began to pray...
I prayed. I sought His will for my life...this blog...my areas of service.
I mean how do you know what needs to go, what needs to be re-prioritized, what needs to stay in our oh-too-busy schedules when we see all of it as good?
We seek God. I sought God. I shared my struggle with some very close Godly-girlfriends who had already witnessed my balancing act and had been praying for me. I got down on my knees in prayer. I even had a mini-breakdown at church, pouring my overwhelmed heart out to a lady God placed in my path at just the right moment to speak truth into me and pray with me. Matthew 6:33 says, "Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you." All these things...including sorting out in a sea of good, what God has chosen for me to do today, in this season.
So what did He say?
Among other things, He has reminded me that BBM is His ministry. That I am to write when He calls me to. That I shouldn't spin, seeking posts and wisdom to share. I am His and am willing to be used how and when HE chooses. I know that most bloggers have a schedule, writing and posting on specific days on specific topics. BBM is not one of those blogs. I love to write and God has given me a passion for it. However, I want it to be used for HIS glory, not out of obligation!
Although the decisions were hard to come to, I know it is God's will, because when we are in the center of His will, there is peace. And I have a perfect peace for the first time in a long time!
My son reminded me that some women only hear about Jesus from what they can read online and God is using me to reach them. Out of the mouths of babes, right! I love each and every one of you! I know that God has given me a passion to share His love, truth & promises with women. So if you would like to stay connected with me and BBM, please "like" us on our Facebook page. I have begun posting on there daily as a short devotional-style. If you have "liked" us in the past and haven't seen us in your news feed, just go to our page and either "like" a picture, leave a comment or make sure that the "Like" button is still checked. Facebook is making it more and more difficult for you to see your favorite pages. Doing this should help keep BBM in your news feeds! You will need to do this again from time to time to make sure you're able to see us.
I LOVE hearing from you and treasure our time together! I look forward to staying connected with you on Facebook. Please feel free to leave messages, comments, prayer & praise requests, or whatever is on your heart.
Are you spinning...stressed out...balancing a plate so full it's cracking and it's only a matter of time before it shatters and everything falls? Maybe it's time to pray and seek His face. There is no peace in spinning. There is perfect peace in God's plan!
Be A Blessing,