Monday, November 15, 2010

Because I Forget...

“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.  Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”- Ephesians 5:15-17

I’m starting this blog to hold me accountable to live in a way that glorifies God and to encourage other young women and moms who are daily striving to seek Christ alone and make the most of every opportunity to know Him more and make Him known.

In my posts I’ll share ways our family looks for the “gospel reminders” in our daily lives and traditions. I need this because I forget. I wander daily away from the truth that I need Christ and I’m not self-sufficient. I forget how much He loves me and offers forgiveness and grace because of His love for me. This is about my journey to know Him more and how I see the gospel in fresh ways and teach it to my children through traditions and daily life.

Truly Christ is the center and central theme of the Bible, in my personal life, and of this blog. Christ: present in Creation, pointed to as the coming Messiah throughout the Old Testament, fulfilled by coming down from heaven to take on flesh, live a sinless life, choosing to suffer and die a horrid death on the cross, and then rising again defeating death and offering eternal life to those who are His. This is who I continually lose sight of yet long to treasure above all. This is who I’ll blog about.

I’m praying as I type, because I can see where I can easily slip into thinking highly of myself (ouch) or fearing what others may think and miss blogging about Christ, but I also see how it can be a great accountability for me to live out the gospel daily, to enjoy Christ daily, and to pray for others and be prayed for. I pray that as you read, you too are encouraged to see and remember Christ daily. So today, I’ve become a blogger.

7 comments:

Becky Rhodes said...

Excited to be a part of this adventure with you! :-)Though I'm not a mom, I hope I still count in the "young woman" category, lol.

Ginny said...

aw, thanks becky:) you sure do!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing and being so transparent Ginny! May we hold each other accountable as we walk together (although you are far away)! I am thankful for you and your faithfulness and your willingness to encourage others and hold us all to the standard of Christ! Happy to be a part of your journey as well! Love ya, Colleen

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your heart with us. Your words are wise,and your love for Jesus is always so evident. You will touch many a heart and life as your share your thoughts each day. Your honesty and transparency is alwsys refreshing,real and you are a blessing to many. miss ya at Mission point. Blessings Dee

Nicole said...

I love you Gin, and I love seeing you use media to further your walk with Jesus and your testimony to the world about Him! I look forward to reading your blog. :) miss you! -Nicole

mommyinlearning said...

Thanking God for loving us enough to give us friends that can encourage us and remind us the best way to live. I know I need it! Thanks Ginny... good stuff. Can't wait to see what else you have in store.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for taking the step of faith to starting a blog! I was encouraged through reading your post! Also, through looking at the blogs you read, I was encouraged to finally check out the GirlTalk blog. The post from Nov. 8th included a link to a sermon called "Be Humble, Be Alert". I found it really encouraging and helpful. Thanks for seeking to glorify God! -Lisa :-)