I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. Pressing on Toward the Goal. Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
I have spent quite a bit of time over the past few months thinking about what direction I want my writings to go. When I first started this blog, my heart was heavy with so many things, I wanted a place that I could come and share my heart. I still need that, but somewhere along the way that has changed somewhat. I so love writing about my daughter and our life with her- but I also want to focus on my walk with Christ, my daily struggles and joys. I want to focus on my realness in His presence. I need this place for me.
At first I thought the title sounded a bit self absorbed. I then started thinking about what the title meant to me- Especially Heather- I want God to work especially in me… I want to be His tool, directly planted behind the cross.
My hope for this space is that Christ opens many more doors for me to minister and touch peoples lives- not just through Emma’s story, but also through what Christ has done and is doing in me. Through the good and the bad- open and poured out before my savior.
I hope that I have been a blessing to you, that you feel Christs presence when you visit here…because that is my greatest desire.
To share more of Him.
Because we know that this extraordinary day is just ahead, we pray for you all the time—pray that our God will make you fit for what he’s called you to be, pray that he’ll fill your good ideas and acts of faith with his own energy so that it all amounts to something.
If your life honors the name of Jesus, he will honor you. Grace is behind and through all of this, our God giving himself freely, the Master, Jesus Christ, giving himself freely.
-2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 (The Message)
That is my prayer for you, as my readers. That He would make you fit for what He has called you to be, and that you would know the grace and love of Christ firsthand.
But most of all, I pray that He would use me and my story to bring you to a closer relationship with Him.