Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.
I love being a blogger!
Since beginning my daily devotions in May 2011, I am delighted by the changes, for the better, I see in myself. I'm more disciplined in my daily routines. I relish the time I spend in meditating upon scripture. Revel in the stories or lessons God places on my heart.
Rejoice in the writing, writing, and more writing. Which, I am the first to admit, has vastly improved in these past nine months.
This does not happen in a vacuum. It is not the practice alone that betters my technique.
It is my readers.
Friends and fellow bloggers from whom I gain invaluable inspiration and insight through the comments they leave and the blogs they share.
And, which I faithfully read. Noting their individual styles. Learning new life lessons. Gleaning fresh wisdom and perspective.
Making new friends. Wonderful friends! Many who live halfway across the globe.
Those precious ones whom I would never have met if it weren't for blogging.
Who are now an intricate part of my world, my life, my heart.
Through our stories, poems, and non-fiction writings, we come to know one another.
We laugh together. Cry together. Critique. Encourage.
Exchange cyber-hugs and blessings.
A caring, sharing community of persons who know all too well the inherent loneliness of the writing profession. The long hours glued to the keyboard. Entertained only by the ideas dancing around in their own heads.
Needing to know others who can empathize with what we go through in the creative process.
Other who reach out with their thoughts in words and photos.
To touch our lives. To cheer us on. To lift us up.
To love us.
Just as we are . . .
Will you tell your friends today how much you love them?
Will you pray with me?
We thank you, Father, for the gift of friendship, for the beautiful souls who come into our lives and stay in our hearts forever. Bless and keep them, now and always. We give thanks especially for Your precious Son, Jesus; the best friend any of us could ever have. Amen.
Psalms 63:1-8 (9-11), 98 or 103