( Reposting a blog post that was orginally written on my older blog in 2016. Be and sure to read the update at the bottom of the post! )
There is nothing that means more to me than using my life to serve and honor God and be a blessing to others. It is my highest goal and greatest desire in life!
Apart from being a wife and mother- which is in its self a very great and honorable role along with being a huge responsibility to boot, I have been praying about what other areas or things the Lord might have for me to do. This has really intensified in the last couple of years.
Last year I had had the great privilege of helping to organize and plan an Above Rubies Ladies Retreat in our area. This year I am organizing an Above Rubies Family Camp. Super excited about that, and having lots of fun working on the all the details that it involves.
It has been in the back of my mind for some time now about writing a couple of books. And it has been more and more on my mind lately, though I just don't see how it is going to happen. Praying that if this is the Lord's idea and not just mine, He will show me how I am to make that a reality.
The books I am wanting to write is a devotional, and the other a book of promises from Psalm. The book of devotionals will be composed largely of my writings here as well as more writings I have been busy at lately in my notebook. The book of promises form Psalms will be filled with beautiful pictures, and then verses from Psalms that will be organized in categories. I already have my categories are written down, and lots of ideas for it in my head!!
A new thing that has been on my mind a lot lately is starting a website ministry. I have this blog that has been a wonderful blessing for me. I feel though maybe I could do more on a website, and reach more people that way as well. So praying for the Lord's direction in that. I will share that here soon as I do have a website. I will try to link the two together or something.
Another thing I would love to do is to be able to sing better and to be able to speak comfortably in front of a big crowd. Anyone who was at the ladies retreat last year will know my lack of speaking skills!! And I certainly did not dare lead in singing! I would so love to though! That is one of my dreams by the way. I am committed to practice singing with my children every day. A new goal of mine for this year. Practice makes perfect, right!? And every time I read to the children I pretend that I am speaking to a group of ladies!! That should work right!?
I know that we all have different talents, and it could very well be singing and speaking is not mine, and never will be. But I am concerned about being guilty of having talents and not using them or using my time wisely. I believe the more we use our talents to bless God with, the more He will bless us with talents.
We all have talents or gifts that we excel in, and they all differ from one another. What is important is that we use them always and only for God.
May you be a blessing to God and to those around you with your time and talents!
( p.s. update Agu. 3, 2018. Since the time I had written the above blog post I have felt God calling me to speaking and I have had a couple opurtuties now, and I did so much better than I did at that ladies retreat mention here. I can not wait to see what all God has planned for me in thies area in my futuer. Right now I am currently enrolled in a Christian life coach course, and after the completetion of that I will be taking the Life Coach speaking course. Then I will be a certified Life Coach Speaker. I am so excaited!! I love how God opens doors!! Look what God can do with a shy girl like me! He can do it for you too! He is very amazing!)
I am a wife to my wonderful husband, Paul, of over 22 years. Mommy to 9 blessings, ages 21 to 3 years. Our 2nd oldest son, at age 14, has gone on to be with the Lord on April 19th, 2017. I share about that new road we are on here on my blog.
My first 7 years of blogging.
Great inspirational reading!
"I believe a greater intimacy with God leads us to an inner peace, unquenchable joy, & an ever-lasting hope regardless of what we go through in life." Mae