With encouragement from many of you along with the not so gentle nudge from the Holy Spirit I launch Christian Momma’s Meditations today. A little background for those who don’t know me, then I’ll get right to what is on my heart.
I’ve always loved to write. I asked for a Thesaurus for Christmas one year in high school (geek, I know). For years I would think, “One day I’ll write. One day I’ll write a blog, a book, or something that people will read.”
“One day” came at the end of last year. As I was drinking my coffee and reading my Bible I distinctly heard the Holy Spirit say to me, “I want you to write. For me. On Facebook.”
Uuhhhh, hold up there, Jesus. I mean, putting MY thoughts on Facebook wasn’t exactly what I had in mind when I was asking Him for direction for my writing. But guess what? “‘My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the Lord.” (Isaiah 55:8). So with a humble and obedient heart I began to write most every day whatever the Lord told me to share. He guides my thoughts and my words. He has put godly women in my life to encourage, strengthen and yes – gently correct me at times. I’m grateful for them all.
So what you will find on my blog is whatever God puts on my heart. And I’m new to blogging, so excuse my blogging ignorance – I’ll get better at it and my site will be prettier soon. But God told me to get a blog going and this time I didn’t argue. I write most every day about most anything. Sometimes funny, sometimes gut wrenching – you just never know. But I know this – God has been glorified in what I’ve posted and that’s really all that matters.
So today the Holy Spirit led me to the above scripture from Isaiah. We think we know what we are doing, we make plans, we try to figure out the future. We walk around the corner of tomorrow never knowing really what is waiting for us. But God does. And when we stop trying to figure everything out and we submit to His authority, the anxiety over not knowing and the worry over what will happen evaporate and the blessings start rolling in.
I could have ignored God’s calling. I could have said, “Nope. Not this momma. I’m not putting myself, my thoughts and words out on Facebook. I’m not opening myself up to criticism.” Thankfully I couldn’t get away from it. It was like a Vine video playing in my head. And it didn’t stop until I started.
So my point is this: listen to God. Be obedient. He would never call you to do something you can’t do. He will equip you. Yes, you may be criticized. So what? Wouldn’t you rather be criticized because you were doing what Jesus commanded rather than what the world desires? Submit to God’s authority and calling on your life. You’ll never regret it.