It’s also a big moment for me, because today marks exactly six months since I began writing this blog every day. Do you mind celebrating with me? For so many years I had these deep-inside thoughts about God. Every day I was making new discoveries about who he was, how he worked, what he wanted from me. I would stand around with a plate full of delicious truth and think, If only I had someone to share this with.
Then my daughter made a comment one day that I should write a blog, and she said this tiny little sentence that shoved me into action. I would read it, she said.
Really? Really daughter?
So began this strange half a year where she has been a senior, and I think I’m supposed to have been encouraging her as she ventures off into a new life. Instead it has been the other way around. She has encouraged me to keep writing, listening patiently to all my fears and discouragement along the way. I think if it were not for her encouraging words, I never would have had the courage to get up every morning to pour out my soul to you.
On top of all of her cheers have come kind words from all of you. You have absolutely no idea how powerful the “like” button is on Facebook. I sit here at my messy desk trying to share the deep truths God has put on my heart, and I’m constantly filled with self doubt and wonder that anyone would read my dumb little thoughts. Thanks to every single one of you who has taken a second to say that God has touched you in some way by the words I’ve scribbled down.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 says, “Encourage one another and build each other up.”
Just a reminder to you this morning that a kind, encouraging word to someone in your world can make all the difference in whether that person steps out courageously to do what God has put on his or her heart to do.