Just in case you didn’t know, writing is hardwork and blogging is even harder.
In this age of information overload, it’s not enough to just string a bunch of words together and throw them into the Internet in the name of a blog post.
Your content must not only be relevant to readers, but also creative enough to make you stand apart from the millions of other bloggers around the globe.
Deep within I know I don’t always meet both criteria.
In fact, judging by the huge disparity in my month by month blog stats, I rarely do.
It’s not every time I meet my readers’ expectations, and it’s not every blogpost that every follower can relate to.
Some blogposts are easier to write than others.
They develop minds of their own and on such rare occasions I just flow along with the inspiration.
I didn’t mean to rant…I guess I just want you to know how grateful I am that you take time to read this blog (whether as a first-timer or a returnee, whether regularly or not).
Blogging is a platform for me to share my thoughts and convictions authentically without the fear of embarrassment.
That is why I do my best to be sincere about the things I share. And it means a lot to me that someone will be interested in reading what I have to say.
Of what use is a writer with no readers? And of what use is a blogger without followers?
If I were to give a hug for every time someone visits my blog, a thousand hugs will not be sufficient.
Can I just take a few moments to gush about God’s love for me?
There are times I feel frustrated by the situations around me,
or become disappointed by my many plans that fail,
or I’m simply depressed about how I mess up again and again…
But in the last couple of days, God has reminded me in several ways that I’m loved by him.
And that’s what truly matters.
Not too long ago, I was going about minding my business when God whispered this thought into my heart:
“Dear Daughter, I have loved you with an everlasting love.”
That thought literally blew my mind.
Not that I ever doubted his love for me. But the thought was reassuring.
What really caught my attention was the word EVERLASTING.
I had to search the scriptures for this particular verse, and fish out different translations:
Jeremiah 31:3b GNB
“…I have always loved you, so I continue to show you my constant love.”
Jeremiah 31:3b AMP
“I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you and continued My faithfulness to you.”
Jeremiah 31:3b NLT: I have loved you, (my daughter), with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.”
Jeremiah 31:3b MSG : I’ve never quit loving you and never will. Expect love, love and more love.
And here are some reasons why I know God really, really, deeply loves me:
- He is patient with me when I’m being irrational
- He is kind to me even when I don’t deserve it
- He forgives me when I sin
- He instructs me when I need counsel
- He protects me when I’m in danger
- He chastises me when I err
- He provides for me when I’m in need
- He comforts me when I’m hurting
- He strengthens me when I’m weak
- He heals me when I’m ill
And the list goes on and on…
God’s love is amazing and unconditional.
The invitation is open, will you accept his love today?
Song on replay: You’re always there (Dr. Paul Eneche)
– The Purpose Driven Life (Rick Warren)
– What is your excuse? (John P. Foppe)
– Friends, Partners and Lovers (Kevin A. Thompson)
Meet Sophia, my new muse:
So buying a camera was one of my top goals for this year and I finally got one.
I wanted something handy, colorful (my initial choice was pink but didn’t get the one I liked) and not too pricey.
Looking forward to: My next leave (which is in about 6 weeks). Can’t wait to take some time off work and possibly visit another city. Lokoja haf tire me!
Struggling with: My Fitness goals. I’m
not actually here to whine. But I’m really struggling in this area. I want to stay physically healthy and build up more stamina.
I was motivated to start early morning jogging a few weeks back.
Then one weekend, I went on a trip to the mountain top (with my flatmate) that left my feet sore for days…since then I lost the ginger. I hope to resume jogging soon or maybe try something different, dancing perhaps? 😉
Paying more attention to: my personal care…as in good hair, pedicure, manicure etc etc Simple DIY beauty tips will be of help.
Anyway that’s all for now.
Have a great month y’all.