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Monday, April 16, 2012

Why do I blog?/ Music Monday

I heard a sermon yesterday that made me think a lot about why I do what I do. One of the things that I thought about as our pastor spoke was my blog. He said, "The world needs less of you, and more of God." It has always been my desire to share God, His wonders, His creation and His "Amazing Grace" with others through my blog. I know that some days I do not do that. I know I show myself off, hoping for positive strokes from others that I am great. But I know that is not what God desires for me to share. I want to let everyone know GOD is great, and I desire to show HIM off!

Our Pastor in His message shared about Judges 3:31, about a little known judge named Shamgar. I'm sure I've read the verse before in my years of reading through the Bible, but I didn't remember it. The verse is just 20 words, but is a good reminder that there are no little people and no little places for us to do God's work. In the verses before, there were 8o years of peace, before they were attacked by the Philistines. We may go through many trials and struggles, with enemies of our own to fight. But God helps us through our struggles and trials and does not leave us on our own. Psalm 46:1 says, "God is our refuge and strength, and ever-present help in trouble."

Judges 5: 6-7 also mentions Shamgar, as Deborah talks of him in her song. She speaks of the tough times and how roads were abandoned in Shamgar's days. We may have days in our lives when we feel abandoned too. But when we struggle and have "no other place to go", we can always go to Jesus. God can also use us wherever we are. That is the part that spoke to me about my blog. I am at home often, with homeschooling, and I do teach a class of girls outside my home. But mostly I am home, teaching my own children, and sharing with others what we have learned and done. I know that God can use my where I am, today! If God can use Shamgar with his stick, or oxgoad to do His work, I know He can use me! We don't need fancy things such as degrees or nice homes, or the best technology, we just need to use what we have. I can do that-- I have a blog, and I can use it for God and His glory!

In the Parable of the Talents, in Matthew 25: 14-30, Jesus talks of the servants who used the gifts that their master gave them. The master says, "Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things..." I feel like my blog is a little thing, in my own little corner of the world, but I know God can use it if I dedicate it to Him and am faithful to Him!

So I will be searching the Bible and trying to make my blog more relevant to sharing Christ and His WORD. (P.S. I blog mostly when my kids are in bed and post it in advance, so as to not neglect them.)

Here is my song of the day that I will leave you with, it reminds me of our missionaries from church. I know I can be a missionary in my own home!

Find Us Faithful by Steve Green

We're pilgrims on the journey
Of the narrow road
And those who've gone before us line the way
Cheering on the faithful, encouraging the weary
Their lives a stirring testament to God's sustaining grace

Surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses
Let us run the race not only for the prize
But as those who've gone before us
Let us leave to those behind us
The heritage of faithfulness passed on through godly lives

Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful
May the fire of our devotion light their way
May the footprints that we leave
Lead them to believe
And the lives we live inspire them to obey

Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful

After all our hopes and dreams have come and gone
And our children sift through all we've left behind
May the clues that they discover and the memories they uncover
Become the light that leads them to the road we each must find


Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful
Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful 

You can listen to this song on YouTube here.


  1. Appreciate your honesty and desire to keep the focus on God. So much of our culture is all about ourselves and it comes through strongly in blogs sometimes.


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