I’ve tossed around the idea of this blog for some time and couldn’t get clarity on what it was to be. Until today. Honestly, the depth of my clarity is just to move forward and see where it goes. I don’t really have a plan except to write. I have words that need to get out. I’m not sure anyone wants to hear/read my words and that’s ok with me. I realize there are a million other people out there with good stuff to say and most of them can write their stuff better than I could but when I write stuff, it’s my stuff.
I’m going to write here. If you want to read it, then that’s cool. I may write a lot or I may write little but this will be the place where my heart finds a home. And maybe I can talk a few friends into sharing some of their hearts here too.
I had a wonderful visit with a new friend this morning. She was an acquaintance at 9:30am but by 1pm, she had become a friend. We enjoyed a latte and a banana nut muffin and in the course of emptying our plates and sharing our stories, my heart (and my tummy) was filled. As I began cleaning up after she left I was compelled to take the picture of our empty plates.
I thought of Hebrews 10:22-25 and read it in The Message and that sealed the deal. Really it was the “so let’s do it” part. That’s all I needed to cross the starting line but then I read the “worshipping together” part and I honestly felt like that’s what my morning had been about. My new friend and I worshiped together even as we chatted about randomness, shared stories and exchanged scriptures. We spurred each other on just a little bit closer to the cross. Our plates are a little bit emptier. Our burdens are a little bit lighter. Our hearts are a little bit fuller.
So let’s do it—full of belief, confident that we’re presentable inside and out. Let’s keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going. He always keeps his word. Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other on, especially as we see the big day approaching. Hebrews 10:22-25 The Message
So let’s do it!
Emptying is a prerequisite to filling.
P.S. Thank you for letting me share my heart with you.