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Find comfort, give comfort, repeat

30 Mar

I’ve been a believer my entire life, but I won’t lie to you: I’ve never read the bible cover to cover.

But I’m on my way, and I’m currently moving my way through the New Testament, just drinking it in as I discover how little I’ve known about scriptures and how much there is still to learn. And I am SO excited about it!

Today I started the book of 2 Corinthians, and I came across a few verses that were an encouragement to me. It reminded me of how we are to be selfless, even when we are tempted to be consumed with our own problems.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

This is incredible.

If you’re struggling today–if you have an ill family member, if you’re stressed about your job, if you and your friend are having a dispute, if someone you love has wronged you, etc–remember that you’re not the only one. Remember that God is the one who can bring you comfort, and as you learn that, remember to share it with others!

That’s the primary reason I blog. I don’t spend my time writing because I want compliments and I want to be recognized in the blogging community.

Actually, I just want to share my journey with other believers who fight the same battles I do. Because I’m not alone. I face affliction. I have found comfort in God because of the love of other believers around me who have encouraged me to seek the Lord during any trial. And now it’s my job to comfort others. It’s a chain reaction that I want to be a part of!

Thank you so much for reading, whoever you are out there. I consider it a blessing that God has chosen to use me through my writing. It’s all because of him that I’m able to do this.

Jen

Thoughts on humility in blogging

17 Mar

Well…I’m back!

After telling myself I wanted to start blogging daily and successfully posting four days in a row, I realized maybe God had different plans for me.

This past week has been a little off, to say the least. I got really sick with a nasty throat infection and I spilled water all over my precious MacBook. It won’t turn on (I’m currently using my mother’s PC). How am I supposed to blog if my computer is broken!?

I originally started this blog for writing about topics that I felt God lay on my heart. Only, my love for writing got in the way and I started to feel like I was writing just for the sake of writing. And for the sake of being heard. But I don’t think that’s pleasing to God. In fact, it sounds kind of empty and purposeless!

You know, it’s so easy to get excited when your daily views multiply by 10 and your average amount of comments triples. But it’s not about numbers and it’s not about me at all. What I desire to do is to further God’s purposes and reach people who need to hear the lessons I’m learning and the things God lays on my heart to share with them. If I stop hearing from God and starting writing for my own self, it’s like a preacher who preaches just because he wants to be famous and not because he wants to see kingdom growth. It’s like a pastor who is only concerned with numbers and not with individals or with what God wants for his ministry. And I don’t want to be a numbers person!

Anyway, I just wanted to share these things with my readers. I appreciate all of you and your encouragement as you walk with me and become better followers of Christ with me! I hope you will all continue to be a part of this blog. And some of you are even good at keeping me in check! I appreciate that.

So long story short, if you don’t see me posting daily, don’t think I’ve disappeared. I’m just waiting to hear from God and praying he lays something on my heart to share with my readers. After all, I do love writing oh so very much!

Have a great Saturday everyone!

Jen