I have so missed blogging. Two weeks ago my boys had Spring Break and I couldn’t justify sitting at the computer when we were experiencing some of the world’s most beautiful weather. And then last week, I just had an incredibly busy week with many responsibilities at school, a book club function, seeing Ravi Zacharias speak in Bethesda, and the kick of soccer season. In short, the six practices, two games, two interviews, and two meetings left me a bit drained. Plus, Sammy had just about had it with being carted to and fro. Any residual energy I was able to muster had to be dedicated to him.
But I really love writing this blog. It’s probably like shopping for some women, or even chocolate, because blogging is my favorite indulgence! And so it seems appropriate, after somewhat of a hiatus, that the vision verse of this blog just happens to be in this chapter of Hebrews.
Hebrews 10:23-24 say: “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”
So the question is how do we do this? How do we hold unswervingly to the hope we profess? And how do we spur one another on toward love and good deeds?
I think one of the primary ways we do this is by sharing our stories — when we examine our lives we see how He who promised is indeed faithful. And I love hearing personal stories of God’s faithfulness. Nothing encourages me more than hearing from friends about what God is teaching them and where God is leading them. And I am so grateful for friends like this, who seeking the heart of God, are willing to share pieces of their lives and lessons that they’ve learned.
So how are you doing? Have you thought about the unique, once-in-Creation story that God is writing through your life? Do you see the threads of grace and redemption that are present throughout your years? Where do you see His direction in your life? Where do you see evidence of road blocks and stop signs?
Do you hold unswervingly to the promise that you are a work in progress? Are you willing to share the subplots of your story that illustrate God’s justice and mercy?
This week may we heed the call here in Hebrews and spur one another on through the stories of our lives.