“But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you wholeheartedly obeyed the form of teaching to which you were entrusted. You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness. I put this in human terms because you are weak in your natural selves. Just as you used to offer the parts of your body in slavery to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer them in slavery to righteousness leading to holiness. When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.” Romans 6:17-22
In writing this, you the reader must know that I have stepped over the ledge. For years I have wrestled with the idea of starting a blog. For the past several years my husband has brought it up at least once every 3 or 4 months. And two years ago I actually started one. I also abandoned that same blog after only a couple of weeks.
There are several arguments I can give for not writing a blog before. The argument I use most often is that I am not an expert at anything. I’ve tossed several ideas back and forth in my mind only to realize I know hardly anything about anything! I think my biggest and truest argument, though is that I fear I will find out that I lack commitment.
As I begin 2012 I am ready to squash both of these hindrances. I want to view this blog as a relationship; my relationship with you. Whoever you are and however many of you there are, I will be committed to you. As far as being an expert, I have one area of expertise: my own personal journey with the living God and how it has been the bedrock of my life and everything it entails. If you’re interested in revelation on life and God as received by a Lover of Jesus, Wife, Mommy, Daughter, Sister, Friend, Zealot, Disciple, Slave, Advocate, Pilgrim, Stranger, Alien, Pastor, Preacher, Teacher, Writer, someone who is Forgiven and Healed, then join me.
The great love of my life, my husband, informs me that I tend to be long-winded. I do not intend to change this. I will however, only post once a week. I hope you’ll stick with me. And I hope we’ll become good enough friends that you will introduce me to your closest friends.
Here we go, let’s take this leap together.
Your new friend and a Slave to Righteousness,