May 14, 2010

A Post to my Slog, er, Blog

Putting up blog posts in 2010 have been a challenge for me, just check my archive list to see just how challenging this year has been. I am making a major goal of 2010 to be still blogging in January 2011.

But every once in a while someone gives me encouragement that keeps me going. Unexpected encouragement coming from previously unknown directions. Yesterday I had two of those, so I just had to write about it to keep the blog moving along for at least another day. A new follower on twitter sent me a tweet telling me she will be following the blog. Someone from my church read a post of mine on my Facebook wall (made for the blog at the ministry I work at) and found it encouraging today. Not my blog, but it was my post, and I'll take it from whence it comes.

Just a line or two but a big boost to my determination to keep things going. Thank you both. I am always appreciative of the comments and encouragement any of my social media endeavors get. There is so much going on that it is nice to know that people notice your small voice in the thunderstorm raging all around you.

So, I will try to be faithful to the blog for the remainder of 2010. While I do not expect it to be easy, I am sure I will be glad if I keep it going. God has used it to bless me over these past two years, and I am glad I took that first step in this journey.

So my advice to any fellow bloggers, keep going, we do not slog alone. And actually, it is pretty good advice for life in general. Keep going,we are not alone. Reminds me of one of my favorite passages of Scripture, which I have used before:
For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
Philippians 1:6 (NASB)
I have to remember this every time I struggle through something in my life. So I will have to think of it daily, but no more than seven days a week. Max. If I am a work in progress, faith in Him requires I keep going until He says I am done.