First off: I have been so incredibly blessed by the outpouring of encouragement from people reading this blog. Wow. I am blown away by the love you guys are showing me – thank you! Glory be to God for anything good that comes from this!
“Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” Colossians 2:7
For any young women reading this – it was important to me that we start this blog journey in building a consistent, healthy routine in the Bible and in prayer. This is the way we grow closer to him, deeper in him. I can’t stress this enough – if I am not planted in the Word, if I am not rooted in His grace, His Scripture, I cannot be the cause for joy that He created me to be. Christ must be the center of everything.
As you become more like Him, you become more of the person He designed you to be. Fruit-bearing. Helpful. Organized. Generous. Compassionate. Meek. Analytical. Motivated. Bold. Problem Solving. Artistic. Self-less. Honest. Serving. Humble. Joyful. Educated. Enthusiastic. Your hopes, dreams and talents are magnified by His grace, for His glory.
Life is never perfect, and here in our earthly bodies we will never reach all of our goals – but we continue to grow into them when they are grounded in “the confident hope that springs up from the truth of the gospel” (Colossians 1)
This why Cause For Joy started with devotions and prayer. If we begin at the right place, we can confidently launch into so many different areas. I hope to explore many of those areas, with lots of help from you and from wise friends and mentors. May this be a tool to help you become more of the person you are in Christ!
So before we conclude this section and dive into other areas – any questions or comments on devotions, memorization & prayer?
- How does this work out everyday in your life?
- How would you like to grow in this area?
Please share, even if it is small. We are all different parts of one body. This makes us each unique with special things to contribute.
Lord willing, we will be discussing the world of organization in the next few days. As soon as I get my things organized enough to share about it with you… which means I should probably go clean my closet!