Friday, January 27, 2012
Of Pens and Paper: Sometimes I have to stop and wonder if I'm using w...: Sometimes I have to stop and wonder if I'm using what God has given me to its highest potential? Do I just constantly take from Him and hoa...
Sometimes I have to stop and wonder if I'm using what God has given me to its highest potential? Do I just constantly take from Him and hoard it unto myself? God gives me health- do I use that to help the ones that are sick and dying, physically or spiritually? God has given me friends and family- do I use that to comfort the lonely and give friendship to the overlooked, the uncool, the outcast? God has given me sunny days- do I soak it up in myself or do I box it up in a smile and pass it on to help clear away the rainclouds in someone else's day? To be honest, sometimes I get the opinion that life is all about me; I seem to think that God placed me on this earth because I am just that special. How sad, how extremely sad. The sole reason I was placed upon this planet was so that I can praise God and help my fellow earth-inhabitants. When I think about it like that, it kind of changes the perspective on the all-important ME, doesn't it? "Lord, make me Your Servant. Take all that I am and all that I have and use it for You! Amen."
Friday, January 13, 2012
My very first blog. Hmm...how does it feel?-exciting and scary are two words that come to mind. Why those two words? Well, any new blog is exciting. It is like a new journal, full of empty pages just waiting to be filled with thoughts and words. (Oh, how I do love words!) But why is it scary? Perhaps because there is a certain responsibility that now comes along with the blog. A responsibility to make sure that everything I write is uplifting and beneficial. May my blog never be used as a means of slander or complaining, gossiping or lying, bragging or depression. May my blog never be focused on me---but on Who lives within me!