Friday, January 10, 2014

A Little Spark

Today I'm going to be a little bit more transparent.  In my blog that's how I have mostly been because I believe that is what the Lord has always wanted from me.  So even though it is hard to tell the truth about how things are going in my relationship with the Lord....that's what I'm about to do.  He gives me the things to write but He doesn't continue to do that unless I am willing. So it seems to me that it's like an old journey starting fresh again.  Is that a good thing? Not on my own but if God is in will be okay.

Today I did something I haven't done in a long time....I bought a new Bible.  This particular Bible came out just a couple of months ago.  When I first saw it advertised I was intrigued by the name....The Wayfinding Bible.  It's an NLT and that's what I like to read.  I tend to understand it so much better than most of the others....but I do read out of other versions as well.  This Bible has a lot of different "helps" in it with different information....sometimes I need the "helps" to get me to think about things on a different level.  So I bought it and I'm writing about this because why?....

I have been having a hard time just getting into reading the Word for awhile now.  Do I think you have to have something new to get back into reading the Word or get closer to God?  No.  But I believe that God let me see this Bible and sparked the interest in me to want to get it.  In the past I bought Bibles a lot but for a very long time now I haven't even cared....or had the desire to read the ones I have.  I have been talking to God  about helping me to get the desire back I use to have....the excitement I use to feel....the wanting to talk about and write about the Lord like I use too.  It has been lacking in my life and when that is lacking it means just one thing?  My relationship with Him is lacking.  I have been very aware of that for a long time now.  I'm sure that is why the "one word" He gave me this year is Refocus.  Refocus on the Lord and my relationship with Him.  I want my relationship with Him to be a deeper more meaningful one and I know He does too.  I'm tired of having the staleness....the deadness....the lack of zeal when it comes to the things of God in my life.  How did I allow myself to get this way....what happened....I don't know.  I do know that when I get away from doing what I know I should....I lose my way.  But....I believe with the Lords help I will make it.  So....

Here's to the start of a fresh journey....a new beginning....a time to refocus!

Isaiah 55:6
Seek the Lord while you can find Him.
Call on Him now while He is near.

"until we see JESUS....face to face"


  1. Hi Chelle,
    It is amazing how He directs us isn't it. He knows exactly how we react to things in our lives and how to bring us to focus on Him.
    God bless

  2. Good for you Chelle. :) I too know this kind of struggle and what helps for me is to receive a daily online Scripture reading. For the past two years I have used YouVersion and am doing this again this year. There are many different reading plans to do and there is also encouragement from other readers if you so choose to make your reading public, that kind of makes you accountable. You can also share your notes online and others can comment on them and your on theirs. If you haven't already, check it out.

    Hugs friend,

  3. I know what you mean about sometimes needing help in this area. Ever since I got these stupid bi-focal glasses two years ago, I have not been able to read my Bible (or any book) very comfortably, or for very long...I almost always read scriptures online now. Sometimes when I feel guilty about that (don't know why that happens, but it does)..I will just pick up my Bible with its soft leather cover, and hug it for awhile while I talk to God and thank Him for His it written in a Bible, or type written into the computer, or cut & pasted from the internet! It does not matter, it is still the Word of God, and it is Holy.
    We all need these little sparks sometimes...It is a good thing.
    Blessings and love~ Lisa