This blogging world is amazing. Your responses to my actually blogging and not just commenting has overwhelmed me. Thank you all.
Yesterday our pastor's message was on "Not Running the Race Alone". In speaking of running this Christian race that believers are in, sometimes we can tend to run alone. Some of us have the tendency to so focus on the road before us that we don't make time for others to draw along side of us.
Jesus never meant for us to be loners. Even if in ministry, we should not be just in the frame of mind "to minister" and not have time to build relationships. We need others in the body of Christ to come run along side of us. I don't know about anybody else but I tend to stumble and sometimes outright fall down. And let me tell you, I am not a graceful faller! I need someone running with me to put out a steadying hand, to cheer me on, to tell me to keep going and sometimes to tell me that I turned down a wrong street that was not on the race map.
And not just in my Christian walk, but as a mom. And because I am a child care provider, I tend to hole myself up at home with not much adult communication. You know something is lost in translation when you say something 'profound' and 6 pairs of little eyes are staring at you and finally one lone voice will respond with: "Can I have more juice, please!"or the ever wise: "I need to go potty!"
I look at my pastor's message yesterday as a confirmation from the Lord, that I have found a good thing in blogworld. I have found a community of Christian ladies that I have drawn much encouragement from in the last 6 months. I have laughed with, cried with, related with and learned from the blogs that I have regularly read. And even though I have started this with much nervousness, I am so honored that you have all welcomed me so warmly.
I am not running this race alone!