What dwelling looks like

When I began this blog journey last fall, I had an idea God had placed on my heart but I wasn’t sure what that looked like and to be honest there have been many times I have wanted to quit. Thankfully, I have some wonderful and supportive people in my life who pray for me, ask hard questions and encourage me.

I haven’t been as active as I anticipated I would be and to be honest I have been a bit discouraged because you, dear reader, have not been as active as I thought you might be either. However, the goals I wrote with my accountability group in January included remembering my audience of one and share from the overflow.20180418_071735

I study and share because I believe this is what God had called me to do. He has NOT called me to measure your response not to seek approval from the World.

In our fast paced world I am attempting to slow down and really do what I saw by dwelling with God, in His Word and with His people. I am adding prayer to my daily task list. I am asking others to pray when I need more guidance. I am not rushing through time in His Word. This time looks different every day and let’s be honest some days it just doesn’t happen but oh the days I make this a priority are such good days! Part of this time in God’s Word has been spent in the book of Jonah. 4 chapters. I started on 03/17/2018. I haven’t made it to chapter 4 yet. I think this is the meaning of dwelling. Reading, rereading, underlining, writing notes in the margins. That’s it…and while I don’t visit Jonah every day, I see something new when I reread it everytime!!20180418_072453

My journey with Jonah isn’t a race. It’s a marathon. I appreciate the encouragement from my cheerleaders! Those who pray, those who offer me a drink when I am tired and thirsty and those who won’t let me quit. I do not know how long this marathon will last but I do know that God wants me to share with you what I am learning on the journey and I believe I need to do this in a better way than what I had been doing on the Facebook page.

So please, stick with me. Share your own Jonah stories if you have them. Join me in slowly reading and re-reading these words and pray for what is to be shared that it will not be rushed but put together and shared in God’s perfect timing.

“Those who cherish worthless idols abandon their faithful love, but as for me, I will sacrifice to you with a voice of Thanksgiving. I will fulfill what I have vowed. Salvation belongs to the Lord.” Jonah 2:8-9

Be well. Dwell with God, in His Word and with His People.

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