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WHY DO I BLOG?

Why Do I Blog?

I ask everything of the Lord. The other day I said, “Okay Lord, you have led me to write, to publish a book and now you are asking me to blog more. Why?” In a few days, He answered me.

The answer: Togetherness

Wednesday’s Word – Together.

Scripture upon scripture came to me this week and each one had to do with building relationships. First we need to build a personal relationship with God through Jesus. Then we build relationships with other believers so we can grow in our faith together.

“”Jesus replied, “Love the Lord your God, with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.”” [a memory verse for Bible study]

And the second is like it: “Love your neighbour as yourself””(Matthew 22: 37-39, NIV).

Next in my memory work for Romans I came upon:

“that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith” (Romans 1:12, NIV)

Building a community of believers.

That is why the Lord has given me a passion to write. I write for God’s glory and not my own.

I want to write so God can be blessed; that others will spend more time thinking of and talking about Jesus; and that together we will grow closer to Him.

What does that mean for me?

  • I need to study more
  • I need to read more
  • I need to stop fixating on the how it will work but instead focus on the what does He want me to say.

Here is another passage He showed me:

“And in Him you too are being built TOGETHER to become a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit” (Ephesians 2:22, NIV).

If we go back to Acts – when the disciples met they would discuss, learn, and question God.

They “met together to discuss important issues” (Acts 15:6, NRSV).

I know that as I read other blogs and meet other believers my faith grow stronger. And now that I know that making a community where we can grow in togetherness is God’s plan for me, I will continue to press on in writing, reading, studying, praying and meditating.

“Christianity is a personal, practical and progressive relationship with Almighty God” ~ Henry Blackaby, Experiencing God.   Click to Tweet

If God can be practical in helping me build a relationship with Him, I can be practical in bridging the immensity of the world, the difference in race, culture, and age – and build a strong togetherness in Christ – right here on the Internet.

Can we build a community to follow God’s Word

– here at Wednesday’s Word?

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TOGETHER – Five Minute Fridays

Together

I had this post all ready to go on Friday – then life happened and I completely forgot that I didn’t post it. Found it in DRAFT mode. I knew I was looking for a picture of together. This week is “pictureless” – but close your eyes and picture yourself together with someone you love. Now that you have that picture here is my post.

Interesting how the words that are chosen from the Gypsy Mama seem to sink into my heart and soul. This week’s word is “together”.

Having spent the winter in Arizona we have been apart from our family and Canadian friends for 6 months with just short trips back. Yesterday we returned home thanks to our youngest daughter driving us after our airplane ride, along with our new 5 week old grandson.

Today we held an open house shower to welcome Bryce to this world and to help the work of our local pregnancy centre. The hugs I received from my friends can’t be measured. I feel that I have come home.

Next weekend all our family come here to join us in being together. We also celebrate April birthdays – 3 of them. I can’t wait to hug my children and grandchildren. It will be the first time we have all been together since February when we celebrated my Mom’s life. And Bryce has met the entire crew at once yet. This coming weekend will be the big hello.

I think God smiles when He sees us together and when we hug one another. It shows we care and that each person is special to us.

Thank you Lord for togetherness – for not wanting to exist alone but with each other.

I am tired and still in jet lag but happy to be home together again.

Time’s up.

My five minutes are up. What do you think of when you hear the word – TOGETHER

If you want to join The Gypsy Mama in her Five Minute Fridays read below.

Here are the rules:

Around here we write for five minutes flat on Fridays.

We write because we love words and the relief it is to just write them without worrying if they’re just right or not. So we take five minutes on Friday and write like we used to run when we were kids.

On Fridays we write like we believe we can fly. Won’t you join us? (<—Tweet this!)

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Please visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments.