To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 I remember the day I started this blog, April 3, 2011. A friend of mine had started a blog and I was so empowered by it, I knew it was something I needed to do. Initially, to a great extent it’s purpose was for self preservation as I struggled to find my “place.” I felt alone, bitter, and in desperate need of healing. Much like the woman who reached in faith, breaking through the wilderness of the crowd to touch a piece of Jesus’ cloak (Matthew 9:18-26), this outlet was my reach in faith towards Christ, in order that my own “hemorrhaging” would be healed. I’d like to say that all of my anxiety went away immediately the day I wrote my first post, but as we know healing is a process. What I can say is that the achievement of that first post was the manifestation of the spirit within me that desired to reach and refused to give up. In return, Six hundred fifty posts later, not only has God’s grace preserved my life, he has allowed me the joy of sharing his Word with a community larger than I could have imagined. Truly, faith in God is meant to be shared. I praise, bless and thank God, for you all for sharing it with me.
I finally sit to write a thought for the day and all I can say is that I’ve had quite an interesting one. Some days you just can’t think and other days you can’t think enough. I am actually remembering something one of my professors shared concerning the self. He told the class that the mark of a good mentor is always willing to put the self aside to allow someone else to be brought forward. Our WordPress blogs are our stage. It is where we put forth our talents. Although I am not a mentor per se, I do like to share what I believe to be good things with others. So today I share my space and I would like to draw your attention to a blog that I came across earlier today. It is the poetry of a young writer. The blog can be found at justbenswords.wordpress.com. I think you will like the site and become a follower. I certainly did. Good job Ben!