Blogging seems like a potentially narcissistic activity, as most social media is, and I didn’t think anyone really wanted to hear my story. I wanted my focus to be on God and His story.
I started this blog to help others grow more in love with Jesus, to inspire deeper spiritual growth. I haven't quite figured out how to do that. With the passing of the last of my grandparents this year, I have learned a bit more of their life stories and wondered about them even more. It is through their stories and how they are woven into God's story that I find some common ground.
We play a key role in His unfolding purpose. We each have our own joys and burdens to share and our own stories to tell. We find common threads and patterns as we interpret our stories through God’s truth. In fact, our stories are in a sense a reworking of His story in new ways for our day.
God is writing His story in us. Faith in Jesus is the bridge of my story turning into God's story. As we share our own stories of faith, we tell His Story as we weave ours into His. By sharing our story in His story, we can encourage and revive each other’s hearts and show the world the good that comes from those who put their trust in Jesus Christ, in good or bland or horrid circumstances.
Looking back over the topics of the last three years of my blog, I have only alluded to significant events, but I missed out on deeply sharing some awesome stories on how God was working in my life and those around me.
Beginning in 2014, this blog is going to include a little more of my story. Maybe as you hear mine and I hear yours, we can learn to interpret together how God is weaving our stories into His as He writes His story in us.