Hello! I’m glad to have you with me today! I’ve been MIA for a couple of weeks now, and I regret that. It’s so hard to get into a new habit, even when it’s something important that you really want to do.
I’ve spent a considerable amount of time writing the things that I want you to be able to read any time you come to this website. My table of contents, if you will. But I know it’s time to start posting regular entries, putting my daily life as a Christian out there so that you can get to know me. No time like the present, right?
I prayed today, asking God’s forgiveness for neglecting this blog. I have been gritting my teeth and getting through the days, instead of praying and reading my Bible regularly. I have a tendency to alternate between putting my nose to the grindstone and looking for an escape when I don’t feel well. The Holy Spirit tapped me on the shoulder today and said, “Remember me? Don’t try to do this without Me.” I knew that I had pulled away from God by trying to do my best on my own. When I put God on the sidelines, things just don’t work for me.
But the Holy Spirit had more to tell me. He prompted me to pray to ask forgiveness for distancing myself from God, and also reassured me that God would forgive me immediately. That is key–I had to confess my sin and accept that God wasn’t going to hold it against me. I know that God is faithful, and I know that He forgives completely and ungrudgingly. I have to nurture that part of my faith, because I feel bad about letting God down. But it’s so important not to let your sin keep you from coming back to God again. When God forgives me, it makes me feel healed inside, and then I know there are no barriers between us. I can start new and move forward. So that is what I’m doing now. Thanks for reading, friend!