Monday, October 17, 2011

Grace Imparted

As I've written these posts on spiritual formation, I've joked with myself that I could have called this series "How to Fail at Blogging" or "31 Days of How to Kill Your Blog."

After all, just because I want to talk about spiritual formation doesn't mean that anyone wants to listen to it. I know this. I've always known that my posts about faith don't generate as much traffic as my posts about homemaking or decorating. Still, I felt called to write this series, so I forged ahead.

Until last week, when I was just about ready to give up. I was just about to tweet something like "Anyone else wish they hadn't done a 31-day series?" when I received a letter.




A reader wrote to say "I've been following your blog for awhile now, and am especially blessed by your 31 Days of Spiritual Formation." She went on to explain that she's going through a really tough time right now, and these posts have been very helpful to her.

Whoa! Did God know that I needed a bit of encouragement right then?

Of course he did. Just as he always knows what we need, and he always provides. It's his grace imparted to us.

My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:19

I'm glad that this series on Spiritual Formation is punctuated each week by a time to stop and celebrate God's gifts. Do you have a story to share? Big or small, every good gift comes from his hand. I'd love to hear about it!

Imparting Grace







9 comments:

kendal said...

love this story! i have been so impressed with everyone's 31 days. i could. not. do. it.

At The Picket Fence said...

Hi friend! I just want you to know that I too have been so encouraged by your Spiritual Formation posts. I haven't been able to comment each day, but they are so challenging, thought provoking and moving me to pray for God to take me to new levels in my relationship with Him. We never get as many comments on our "spiritual" posts either, but we, like you, believe we are called to share His love through our blog and so we just simply obey. :-) You are a blessing and an encouragement to so many and probably quite a few you will never know about! Just keep doing what you are doing!
Vanessa

Shelly @ Life on the Wild Side said...

Isn't God good to do that for you?! I love it!

Finally! I have something worth linking up. Hope you enjoy my story. :)

Heathahlee said...

I love how God does simple things that to anyone else would seem insignificant, but to us mean so much! I felt the same way about my 31 days, but I know God told me to write about worship, so I keep plugging. :) I don't get many comments, but when I do get one, it ALWAYS blesses me.

Stacey said...

Even if you are only writing it for that one sweet friend...it is worth it! Isn't it?

I think too, in the writing, we gain our own understanding as well. We learn, we grow, and we are better for just writing it down.

Anyway, I am thrilled that 31 days has brought us together! That is the blessing I'm adding here today.

Bonita said...

I always enjoy hearing about how God encourages in unexpected ways.

Haven Conner said...

You are doing what is most important. Its helping me, too.
Blessings, Haven

BARBIE said...

That's so wonderful! I've been reading here, but not cmomenting too much. I apologize for that. I want to be a reader who encourages!

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

I think it shows exactly what kind of woman that you are: that you aren't creating this blog for fame or money, but to quietly help others see the divine. I struggle to get my posts up each week...I can't imagine every day. Think of how it will feel on Halloween when you can say: I did it! love you. :)

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