Y’all I had the cutest, craziest most emotional week I’ve had in a while. And I’m so thankful for God reminding me of the peace that is only found in Him through His puppies, His dogs, His fresh air, and the sound of birds chirping. I’m thankful for His intimate guiding presence with me. I’m grateful that every single time His children cry out to Him, He delivers us out of all our fears. And I’m thankful that even though this post is to announce that I’m going to take a podcast hiatus, that I hope to be brimming with new ideas when I come back.
Life has been so good lately. I’ve been learning and growing in ways that I never thought possible.
This verse keeps coming back to me over and over this week, and I think it’s the lesson of this week in review.
Hosea 10:12, ‘Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.’
It’s time. It’s time, and my heart is really yearning to seek the Lord more; for a long time this past year or 3 years I’ve been absorbed in all things social media, growing my blog, learning about blogging, but yet just in the past week to a month, it seems that Jesus is drawing me to spend more time with Him.I’m struggling to know what’s next; for about 3-4 years, I’ve been in a really happy, steady place. It’s had its ups and downs, puppies and new podcasts, breaks from the blog, time with family, and all that wonderful stuff, but in general it’s been such a wonderful 3-4 years of growth.
I want to grow more, closer to my Savior. I’m not saying this to be a religious goodie two shoes. I really want to know this Savior Jesus more, to know the God who sent my Savior Jesus down to earth, because I know that my heart is at rest in Him, knowing that:
He never changes
His steadfast love endures forever
His mercy endures forever
His GOODNESS leads me to repentance
His righteousness is the only covering I need
I’m writing this at 11:00 pm at night, so this may come out discombobulated; please forgive me. 🙂
There’s nothing better in this world and for eternity than knowing the Savior Jesus who cleanses dirty filthy souls like mine of ALL their sin, and I’ve realized that these past 3 years I’ve been slightly drawn away or really drawn away by other things that I thought were worth it. I wanted money or success or to be famous. I wanted more page views, more likes, more podcast subscribers, but those things leave me feeling empty if they’re the end goal.
Honestly it stings to say that I need a break. My pride wants to keep going when I feel like I have 25% left in the tank; and I know that Jesus fills the hungry soul with food and living water.
So I want to take a break from the podcast, but I”m going to be working on some technical details on my end, to HOPEFULLY and Lord willing, get all the episodes or most of them up on I-tunes. 🙂
I will still be blogging and sharing not as frequently, but I want to share heart felt, loving posts for those of you who I know are facing the struggles of life, recovery, faith, and remembering your identity and freedom in Christ.
Meanwhile you need to go check out these girl’s new podcast (Victoria is my AMAZING dietitian who has been such a blessing helping with my digestion) and Meg seems really sweet/amazing too.
I’m guessing these days (until November) will involve a lot of playing with our dogs, writing, hopefully dreaming up new podcast episodes, thinking of and praying for you all, and just resting my mind…. and filling it with good things.
Do you ever need to take breaks but you have a hard time doing it?
How do you take the breaks you need?
What was one of those breaks you took?