I read so many blogs.
Maybe I follow too many.
That bothers me. Why? I can't say for sure.
In my head it makes me appear that I have nothing else to do all day but blog hop.
Not everyone posts every day.
In fact nobody does except those 31 Dayers in October.
I tried it once. 31 days of prayer.
It was harder than I thought it would be.
Come to find out I didn't have much to say about prayer.
I just want something to read on a daily basis.
Ha! Like I'm not reading every day already.
I read Courage to Change everyday.
I read Jesus Calling by Sarah Young daily.
I read The Shack: Reflections for everyday
I also read Daily Guideposts Spirit Lifting Thoughts for Everyday.
Once a week I read 7 chapters from The Awakening by Mark Nepo.
I have a stack of books from the library sitting next to me- 5 to be exact.
And I have all of those blogs.
But like I said, not everyone posts all the time.
Some of my favorites only post once a month.
But still I check everyday to make sure I'm not missing a post.
You never know where your inspiration for the day is going to come from.
Occasionally what I read and what happens to me coincide.
Like my last post- The one where I purged my closet and got rid of my work clothes.
(Thank you Birdie for commenting. I loved what you said about throwing out the lie.)
The day after my post, I saw the reading for the day in Daily Guideposts.
It was about a woman (Roberta Messner) who had lost 50 pounds and
had to give away her work wardrobe. (I am the opposite)
In the beginning of the article she quoted scripture-
"Behold, I will do a new thing..." ~ Isaiah 43:19(NKJV)
She went on to say that each of the outfits held special meaning and memories for her.
She described the joy at the time she wore them of putting each outfit together
including the matching jewelry. (Same here)
She knew where she had bought them and what her life was like at the time. (Yep)
And she hated to let them go. (Sounds so eerily familiar)
She then goes on to say that recently at church her pastor spoke about how the Lord is doing a brand-new thing in each of our lives and how it should fill our hearts to overflowing.
She finds an organization that provides work clothes for women who are job searching and can't afford to buy new. She ends her story with these words-
"Suddenly, the thought of someone wearing my clothes to have a better life
fills me with amazing joy. Everything I have, God, really belongs to You.
Help me to release it today with a heart full of joy."
I want to do that too; Give my clothes to a woman who so desperately needs them.
I don't know of an organization like the one she found so I will be taking mine
to the local Goodwill store.
I have given some of the nicer pieces to my daughter, and I cried then too.
Why are clothes making me cry?
Why does it still feel like a loss?
Why am I still believing the lie?
Everything I have, God, really belongs to You.
Help me to release it today with a heart full of joy.