Thursday, December 8, 2011

It's Nice to Meet You....

"Go into all the world 
and preach the good news
 to all creation."
Mark 16:15 

I have been writing this blog for a little over two years. At first, I wondered if anyone would even know I was here and who would be interested enough to read my thoughts and ramblings. I started it just for me; a place to journal what God was teaching me and where He was leading me. I was amazed when people I know began to comment to me that they were blessed by my writing. Wow! That meant people were actually reading it!

At the bottom of my blog page is a map of the world. If you look at it, you will see little white hearts that mark the locations of the people who visit my blog site. I am amazed again! Some of the locations are places I have never visited...actually most of them are places I have never visited; not do I know people who live there.

I am humbled....

Debbi, 'Lena, Margie, Annette
I was chatting with my sister the other day; she has recently begun writing, also. She mentioned that someone in Russia had visited her page. We do not know anyone in Russia! Debbi has always had a heart for missions and would have been a wonderful missionary. But after marrying and raising eight children, she has not had the opportunity to go on many mission trips to spread the gospel to all the world. But suddenly, as we were talking I realized....

That is exactly what we are doing!

With our writing and in this age of advanced technology, we are "going into all the world" spreading the message of Jesus and sharing the love of the Father. I tell you, it has changed the way I think about the things I share. When I began this blog, I did it for me, but realizing that others are reading brings an awareness of a great responsibility. What I write should be encouraging, uplifting, biblically accurate and always point others to God. I pray that I am doing that very thing.

Again, I am humbled that you visit me and thrilled that you come back again and again. It is my prayer that each time you visit you are blessed and encouraged. 

I have created a Guest Book page which you can find at the top of this blog site. I would be honored if you would sign in and tell me a bit about yourself. Since I can't see you face to face, I would love to know...

Who you are...
Where do you live?
How did you find this site?
What is God doing in your life?
What is God doing through  your life?
How can I and the others visiting pray for you?

I have several "blog-sisters". These are women I have never met, but we know each other through our blogs. It is a bit like having a pen-pal and God has knit our hearts together through our writing. I love that I can be struggling with something in my heart and just by opening up a web page, I can connect with someone on the other side of the country or the world and find encouragement and love from another follower of Christ. Isn't that amazing?

"I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, 
because your faith is being reported all over the world."
Romans 1:8

God bless you all!

1 comment:

~Stephanie Wafer said...

Such an encouragement, Lena! I have really only considered my 'local' friends that stop by my page every once in a while and read. I pray God would bless them through me. I will now pray that others- all over the world- might be blessed by God in what He has me share. Thanks so much for sharing this!