It’s a little dusty here on the ol’ blog. Yet the urge to run my fingers over the keyboard to share my heart with you is growing stronger every day. Finally, this week is quieter, and I’ve discovered this moment–a pocket of peace in the midst of busyness. My review copy of Andrew Peterson’s upcoming album, Light For the Lost Boy is playing in the background (review forthcoming…for REAL!)
Something in me says, “You need this, too.” Maybe it’s the still small voice of God, maybe not. This may be the elusive thing I haven’t been able to grasp, despite all the amazing things God has allowed me to do. My gift is to write my soul’s thoughts to encourage the Church, to reach out to my fellow travelers as we meet heart to heart through words.
This blog is a solitary act of worship, an expression of my soul to connect with yours. Oh, how I’ve needed this! Oh, how I’ve neglected this.
I won’t make blanket promises to do better to keep you, my reader, captivated by Backseat Writer. Now that I’m out living life, something I so longed to do when I chose my word for 2011 (read post). Having achieved a “life” with meaningful activity for the glory of God, I feel it hard to “fit” in the things I love, like blogging. I’m still learning how to find balance between my weakness, my work, my worship and quiet times with my Creator, and this precious heart expression called a “blog.”
Now that I have an unhidden life, I have to be more careful with my words, for I do not seek to injure others, nor do I want to reveal too much. I must consider what I can share knowing that my friends at church, people I see face to face on a weekly basis (or more), may think of me. It’s a slippery slope, though sometimes I think that life is a slippery slope, which is why we must always God’s direction or we may fall.
As I navigate this new path laid out before me, I ask for your prayers. Like Solomon in 1 Kings 3, I like I’m very small and unable, but I am asking God for a discerning and wise heart, for I’ve no idea what I’m doing. (If you want to take a gander at what I’m working on, head over to http://www.bethanyumchurch.com/women.)
As always, dear friend, let me know how I can be praying for you and let me know what God is doing in your life…and what music you’re listening to on your iPod (or listening device.)