April 10, 2008

The Real In My Reality

I've had some inner struggles lately with just what kind of a voice I have on this here blog. It's been a huge blessing with so many wonderful perks, and maybe because of that I feel like I have to catch myself and wonder... am I seeking His kingdom first, or my own? I know for a fact that the Lord would never bless me with something that would take time away from Him. And even if some of you might not understand what I mean, maybe you can relate that in other areas of your life.

And this little post might just end up being only for me right now, and I promise in a little bit I'll be back to talking about my hair and posting pics as promised...

He is more refreshing than the glass of water I drink in the middle of the night. He is more exciting than the latest controversy in the blogosphere.

I've said before that I want to be able to use even my trip to Disney for His glory. Right now I think I see it as a big hug from Him, if that's all it is. If nothing comes of it other than I got to go have a fun time away, what a nice treat. And I am so thankful. But I do keep an open mind and am always ready for new opportunities and possibilities. Wherever it might take me, I'm ready to go, as long as I can keep
my relationship with Christ, my mothering, this career, and my hairstyles in the right order.


24 comments:

  1. Beautiful post...touched me. I recently posted about my relationship with God, too. I'm working hard to glorify the Lord in all that I do. The more I learn about the Lord and grow closer to him the easier it becomes.

    http://casualfridayeveryday.com/2008/04/08/im-his-baby/

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  2. I wanted to mention that I believe Christ shines through you ... in how generous and kind you are, how caring and concerned you are, how sweet and thoughtful you are...with your family, friends and via your blog. :--)

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  3. I agree, this is a beautiful post. :)

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  4. LOL. Can I totally quote you?? That's EXACTLY how I feel, but didn't know how to say it.

    And now let's see that hair!

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  5. I understand completely. Having a blog underpinned by your faith can be a blessing--and a burden.

    It is hard to strike the right balance, but I have always thought you do a wonderful job.

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  6. Can I share what I get out of your blog? That you are a "normal" Christian woman, wife, and mom, who deals with every day kind of stuff, yet is able to be "real" in the midst of all the yuck.

    I had someone criticize(sp?) my blog recently because something I wrote "wasn't godly." I disagreed with that opinion, but a lot of times I'm not godly. I don't want to put on a facade that I have super powers or am anything other than a child of God, seeking Him in all that I do. That doesn't mean that I have to separate myself from the world. I am called to live in it.

    Sorry for turning my comment into a blog post. But I wanted you to know that what you share helps me to know that I'm not the only one out there who deals with regular, worldly stuff.

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  7. I remember a while back I posted something VERY similar -- all about priorities and my own pride getting in the way of what really matters. Not that you had those intentions to begin with, but I felt kinda swept away with all of it. Am I making sense????

    Self examination. It's not only a good thing, but necessary.

    Lori

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  8. Very refreshing to hear from you. I know the Lord will guide you by seeking Him first!

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  9. One of my favorite verses is that one in addition to Matt 25:40 and James 1:27. It is a "Perspective Check" for sure. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. oh I hear you! A personal blog (that is as popular as yours) is a wonderful platform to share your relationship with him!

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  11. This is so important and sometimes so easy to lose track of!

    Blogs can be a great place to glorify God! Thanks for this post!

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  12. "Out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks." Matt. 12:34

    You ask good questions, Steph. And I think the answers are found when your heart is directed toward Him. When your heart is His, your voice will be His as well, regardless of the topic.

    And yes, the Bible also says that God cares about your hair (Matt. 10:30).

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  13. I was wondering if you'd enlarge your font size so us "elderly" can read you too!

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  14. I completely get what you are saying...what could possibly be more important, lovely or wonderful? Not a thing, not a thing.

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  15. I can't think of anythign else to say other than "well said."

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  16. The important part is that you keep seeking Him in everything you do. You are a wonderful Christian example for all those that know you and read your blog. That alone is serving Him.
    Great post!

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  17. Hmmm...so true...it's important to keep things in perspective.

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  18. It's SO important to make sure we're keeping the main thing the main thing!

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  19. I have missed this part of your blog, I must admit. I always loved how open, raw & honest you have been about your walk.
    Hugs~

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  20. Wow, David and I were seriously just talking about this last night!

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  21. Yes! Amen and Amen...what a great post, Steph! I love it, He is more refreshing than a glass of cold water and more exciting than the latest controversy...WELL said, sister! And isn't it awesome that He loves you SO much that He would do this special trip just to show you that wonderful LOVE?!! God is good. Hope you have a blessed day!!

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  22. Great post! Love your new hairstyle, too . . .

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  23. You have a HUGE voice for Christ, through this outlet...and I've hear you use it!

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