What does this number represent?
*my age. not quite.
*the age my aunt will be next August. yes. wow, huh?!!
*the number of times I have missed my boys. yes. and then thousands more.
*the temperature today. NO! (it’s lovely, finally!)
*how many hits my blog gets a day. ha! um, no.
*how many children I wish I had. sometimes.
*the amount of shoes I own. not hardly.
*the miles it would take to get to my first and second born sons. I wish.
*the number of students in my Sunday school class. whew! no!
*what I weigh. not gonna tell you that – are you kidding?!
*this blog entry! yes!!! Good guess! Unbelievably, I have now posted 100 entries on this blog. Interestingly, a short while ago, I seriously considered suspending my blog indefinitely. yes, I did. I am quite sure you would have lived a full, productive life without it. pretty dern sure you wouldn’t have even missed it. I’m confident of that. However, I didn’t (God continues to stretch me, and ask me to live outside my comfort zone), and now find that I have written way more than I ever planned. 100 x more. I’ve learned: Never underestimate God’s movement in your life. Never say never. (that’s for sure). And realize God’s goal is not that you remain in your comfort zone. He does indeed ask us to leave that “safe place”, and to be vulnerable if only so you can serve Him more fervently.
I am so thankful I have been here – even if just for a short season. I have some new dear friends, I probably wouldn’t have met and loved had it not been for this blog. I have learned more of the cost of serving Him. I have risked my desire for privacy. And I’ve released my need to compare with others.
So, thank you. for stopping by, even if you have never commented. Thank you for listening. Thank you for considering pursuing God, or pursuing Him even harder than ever before. That would be my ultimate goal – to know that each of you who have stopped by one time or another, have longed for a relationship with God. And done something to make it happen. To God be the glory, great things He has done.
I think this celebration calls for cake…….