It’s Monday again!!!!
I’m feeling pretty awesome this Monday morning. It’s been while since I’ve posted a Motivational Monday and I HAVE to get better at that. You don’t realize exactly how busy Mondays are until you commit to doing a blog post each and every one of them, lol.
Sure, I could schedule these post in advance but then it wouldn’t really be my genuine thoughts and feelings to start the week. I want to keep it authentic. Last week my Husband and I purchased an iPad Air to help me keep up with my work while I’m on the go, and it’s already proven to be invaluable. I’m actually typing on it right this moment. With the keyboard attachment, I’m able to easily write without being cooped up in the office. I think this was exactly what I needed to get my creative juices flowing.
Another thing I’ve done is renewed my faith.
I don’t speak about my faith much on the blog, and I want to change that.
I’m a Christian.
That’s a large part of who I am.
I think in the past I worried about offending someone by sharing my faith. I realize now, however, that I am missing a SERIOUS chance to reach out to others and teach them about the wonderful goodness of God and the reward I get daily by following Jesus Christ.
What inspired me to post this today?
A while back at church, my Pastor said something that really set in my mind. We were on the last sermon of a 3 week series called “The Final Countdown” , which tells what is to happen in the last days, as defined by the Bible. We were talking about the “Book of Life” specifically when Pastor Matt said something that I thought was profound. He said that accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior and believing that he died on the cross and agreeing to follow him is what gets your name in the Book of Life.
Not your deeds, not all the charitable acts you’ve done…
There isn’t always an immediate change that you feel come over you. Trumpets might not sound down from Heaven when you make the decision (although you can imagine how neat it would be if they did), and the state of your life may not change immediately.
It’s a process.
You’ve given your life to Christ, and now you begin the first steps of your walk with him.
Why was this so profound?
It made me feel more qualified to speak. I’m not perfect, and I’ve made many stumbles in my walk with Christ. A walk I began many years ago at the age of 9 years old at a small baptist church in my home town of Wichita, KS.
Sometimes I feel inadequate in sharing the word, because I fear I may not be a good example. I fear I may not be “close enough” to Christ for him to use me to share the word with others.
Even typing it out, I can see how silly that sounds. These were my honest fears though!
Now, I feel much better knowing that I don’t have to measure up to the standards I’ve set for myself. Those aren’t the standards that matter. I am a child of Christ and every success I’ve had up to this point has been through him.
Including this blog.
I am looking forward to using it as a tool to share his word much more often in the future. I hope you all chime in join as often as you like!