Happy Saturday!! The first day of Spring is just around the corner!! Yay! It officially begins on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. So many of us can’t wait for warmer, sunny days because this Winter has been down right hard! And cold. And snowy. And dark. And did I say snowy?!
Today is such a beautiful day to be outside, taking our German Shepherd, Sasha, for a walk, but first I want to spend some time in my writing room with you. My family, my friends, and the new friends I have met while on my blogging journey.
I am very grateful to each of you. Thank you for taking the time to be a part of the first year of my blog!!
One year ago today, this journey began!! Woo-hoo!!!
Praise God for the year He has given me! It has not been easy! I still don’t know what I am doing most of the time, BUT He is still present and having me proceed on what He is calling in my life.
Isn’t the not knowing sometimes the hardest part?! I know it is for me. I’m such a planner and I love a schedule. Routines are my friend. God doesn’t work that way. In fact, He usually starts small and gradually allows growth to happen as we prove we are capable of handling it.
This journey is small and it’s His. It is between me and God and all He invites to read the blog I call Heaven Sent Sentiments. I love what He has started with me and I will continue as long as He allows.
One of my favorite things to do and I try really hard to remember to do it, is to journal. Especially at times when God Is or Has moved mightily in my life.
So today, I reflected on what I wrote in my journal around this time one year ago. Several confirmations were given to me, through others, about moving forward with my writing journey. I’d like to share one with you.
First, a little background on the entry. I had asked a friend of mine from church to read a twenty page memoir I had written for my Advanced Creative Writing class. She thought my story was wonderful and asked if she could pass it on to a friend that was a published author. Of course, I am open to any and all critiques!
This is the message I received through my friend from her friend. I’m keeping the names private to protect the innocent. 🙂 Also keep in mind, this will not necessarily be grammatically correct, I write fast when I journal!:
“She really felt like she was a part of your story and told me to tell you to keep writing in the Spirit.
Also, here are the two passages of scripture that she really wants you to focus on. Isaiah 46: 9-11 and Jeremiah 33:3. She told me to tell you not to get discouraged. God knows the end from the beginning, and He may seem slow or not available at times, but be ready. He will come upon you when it is time and finish what He has started. Let Him use you to write whatever His heart wants to say to encourage His people.”
I am so glad I reviewed my journal today because I have experienced times that seemed slow, and at times it did seem as though God was not available. I have made mistakes, gotten viruses in my computer, and had many problems with people not getting my blog emails. It’s been an adventure for sure and you now what?
God’s presence has never left. This dream He started in me is still there. And Christ in me is stronger today than this time last year because of the work He has done in me.
Continue to work in me, Heavenly Father. Your will be done not mine. Amen!!
All the Glory to God!!
Image of Isaiah:46 9-11 by Pinterest.
Image of Jeremiah 33:3 by abstractdesktopnexus.com verseof theday