Monday, September 12, 2011

New Beginnings

Ok, so this is my very first post and on that note, I was thinking about new beginnings today. So I typed it in  my computer and a search for "Beginning Quotes" caught my eye. One in particular stood out to me. It is by Tom Krause and it reads, "If you only do what you know you can do, you never do very much."

This quote is perfect for me because I've been wanting to begin a blog for some time. However, I don't know a lot about computers and as I visited blog after blog and saw all the beautiful photographs and read all the eloquent words I felt... well, inadequate. But the truth is that my Lord has been speaking to me to begin sharing my faith in this way for a while now. Honestly, I have no idea what I'm doing but I'm doing it!

My Lord reminded me that He led Isreal to the promised land and they refused to act on what He had spoken to them. They made excuses why they couldn't do what God had set them free to do. Therefore, they ended up wandering in the wilderness until that generation died and the next one rose up. Well, my God has definately set me free and I choose to listen to His voice and obey. No more excuses!

When God gives us the spark of inspiration, that is the time to act. If we don't breathe on the spark it fades away and dies. The spark needs the breath blown into it to bring the fire. The spark is only good for igniting the fire, it is up to us to fan the flames. The fire will draw others. They will come for the light and the warmth and the fellowship. If we allow the spark to die then there is no light, only darkness in the area that God wanted us to bring the light. How many would lose their way in the darkness as a result of our disobedience? That's a terrible thought.

In Matt 5:14-16 Jesus tells us that we are the light of the world. You wouldn't light a candle and put it under a basket, the flame would not only be hidden but it would eventually go out for lack of oxygen. No, we are to let our light shine out in the open where it can dispel the darkness so that others can see their way, so that others can see the good works we do because of what Jesus did for us, and most importantly, that they would glorify our Father which is in heaven.

There will be some who will try to extinguish your fire. But allow me to encourage you to let your fire burn and light your corner of the world.

Dwelling In Him,


  1. YAY! So glad you are up and running!

    I know God has a plan for you and this blog, to be a light and an encouragement to others, as you have to me!

    And it's awesome that you mentioned the breath, and breathing on the spark. I was JUST about to do my next post about that, which is one I've been wanting to do for almost a week now, but God knew when I needed to do it!

    Love you and can't wait to see more!

  2. First I want to thank you. You have been such an encouragement to me. I know that my journey is taking me in a different direction, but to be honest I was a little apprehensive. You have been my beacon of light since I have met you and I did not know what I was going to do. With this blog I can still get that good advice and encouragement. I know I am ready to move on. I know this is how God works he knows how to keep people in your life. Know that I will be reading everyday and I am very proud of you for doing what the Lord has told you to do even if you are a little uncertain what this may bring. Just know that God's hand is on it and it will flourish just like you. I love you Ms Peggy and I thank you very much.

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