5 Years. Jesus is doing a new thing. It’s been 5 years since this little blog was started, and God has done much since then in me. This afternoon I went through my blog and purged many of the ‘repeat topics’ and purged topics that I don’t think will be helpful anymore. For so long there’s been too much focus on this blog on ‘me’ and ‘my struggles’, and I pray that this is a change, an encouraging one for my readers.
Isaiah 43:19 came to mind when this post started being written this afternoon, “Behold, I am doing a new thing;
now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”
Now I’m down to the blog posts, the ones that really matter, the ones that talk more about what God is doing in my life and other people’s lives, rather than bemoaning all of my struggles, throwing a pity party, or showering you with more pictures of me.
This podcast is about what Jesus is doing. What is Jesus doing around me? What do I see Him working in my heart?
I’m talking about:
– How Jesus helps you overcome your hardest spiritual battles
– What Jesus is doing in me in regards to overcoming my sin
– How God is teaching me contentment
– Looking around at all the amazing things God is doing right in front of you
– Remaining thankful in the present and not being anxious about the future
– Praising God for INCREDIBLE freedom in my life
– Thanking God for the immense trials of this year
– Why Loss taught me just how valuable Jesus Is
– Why this year has been one of the hardest and one of the best
2 Corinthians 5:17, ‘Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.’
Romans 12:2, ‘And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.’
At the beginning of this year, the Lord gave me the opportunity to go on a snowboarding day trip with a bunch of friends from church. To be honest, my heart was really hurting that day. I felt abandoned, depressed, like nobody cared about me, and yet every time I sat down in the snow and looked up, my heart expanded again in hope that the God who made the universe is the One who loves me and is working even though I couldn’t see it yet.
He was moving in my breaking, selfish, prideful heart.
He was going to do something wonderful.
And He is.
I feel like a new woman after a year full of depression, humbling, hard things.
Like the Lord is restoring ALL the years and more that the locusts have eaten.
And I pray that the blog, from now on, is sharing more and more of what Jesus is doing.