“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed. Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.”-1 Corinthians 15:10-30
50. Fifty. 25+25.
I am so blessed to be writing my 50th blog post on Forth As Gold.
I never wanted to start this blog. It began as a friend getting me interested in writing for her own blog, but then it fell through. I had already pre-written quite a few posts for the first blog, but really did not feel like creating my own blog. It sounded like a lot of work, and responsibility. I was going to let them be until my boyfriend, Lee, talked me into just doing it. He convinced me to create the blog and to start posting.
So I went onto #Wordpress and did just that. & you know what? It was a lot of work and responsibility (and still is). It was confusing and kind of weird to navigate, but I have grown to love how perfectly imperfect this page has become.
I never wanted it to get big, I never wanted it to be a “follow for follow” blog, I never wanted it to be just me griping about life. All I ever truly wanted was for God to use my life stories to reach others through this blog.
5 months later, I am realizing that He has done just that in the most beautiful and secretive way possible. I am vulnerable in my writing, because God has given me the courage to do so. My posts are called powerful only because He has given me the correct words to say. I am a new person because He has given me a new life found in His name. God has shown His love and Grace to others through the use of this blog.
& that is all I could have ever asked for.
If this blog has touched you in anyway, I praise God for that. When you send me private messages and texts or pull me aside and tell me that this blog is changing you and your walk with Christ it brings me to tears. I thank YOU for your continued support and encouragement by reading and responding to the words I put out there for the world to see.
I used to believe that my life struggles were nothing but painful memories that I wanted to forget about. But God has completely changed my mindset on this.
Thank you for loving me. I cannot express in words what it means.
Love you times 50,