A journal or diary can seem like a confidant or best friend to those who use it regularly. The art of pouring out heart on paper is therapeutic and cleansing for the mind and emotions. So to neglect a journal can often bring loneliness to the writer. A sense of longing to reconnect even though intellectually we realize it is an inanimate object to which we are connected.
For several months, I have neglected my blog. Purposefully at the onset of this sabbatical; I was trying to figure out which direction the Lord wanted me to take this platform of blogging. I don’t want it to simply be a place to vent or to collect useless information. I long for my writings to be Holy Spirit filled and blessed and used to touch the lives of people in need.
However, being a person of many interests and passions left me confused as to which direction to take. In the same time frame that I was seeking the Lord about my writing, I developed some health problems and recently faced two surgeries for hernia repairs: one umbilical and one ventricle. It has been a season of being still and quiet and listening for the voice of the Lord.
Now that I am physically feeling somewhat back to normal, my heart is filled with things I wish to get written down in my journal and blog. God is doing some amazing things in my heart and filling me a stirring to be more effective in ministering to other people, primarily my family.
So to my blog, “Hear My Heartbeat”, I say…it’s good to see you old friend. It’s been too long.
Blessings to you my readers as you share the journey of my musings.