Okay, wow. The past 24 hours I have felt so many emotions since publishing this blog.
I definitely felt nervous and I went back and edited some posts that may have been misunderstood as insensitive or too personal, I don't know. My reaction to that was similar to how I felt Day Two.
But mostly I felt really amazed at how encouraged I felt, how easy it was to tell people "hey I've got a blog." All my life I've wanted to blog and all my life I've been terrified to do it and for the past 60 I was petrified of sharing this project. Thanks to my best friend, Sarah, though, who told me "Lydia, make it public, day 60."
God is so faithful.
I'm grateful for the positive response I've already received and I hope this project serves you.
In the midst of this roller coaster of emotions I looked forward to reading the allotted Bible passage for today...I looked forward to focusing on the Word and getting my mind off the emotions and back onto what this whole thing is about anyway. And opening up to Ezekiel and reading about a mysterious being measuring gates was not exactly suiting my purpose in that.
But James caught my attention, like always. James 3:17 "The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere."
Seeking wisdom has been a theme in my life recently, because of this blog and because of my life in general. I want to be wise about what I say and do with this project, like I said above. I want to be considerate, merciful, and sincere. This is not something I can do apart from God.
In my relationships, friends and family, in my workplace, at my church, in my interactions, in my ministry I pray for wisdom.
Gratitude: for the awesome things happening at my church right now.