For the past week and a half, God has been speaking to me and my husband in such powerful ways. We witnessed a new friend share his testimony of Jesus's saving grace & get baptized last Sunday and it was so encouraging and refreshing to meet someone whose life was absorbed completely in Jesus. His zeal for Jesus was just what we needed, I believe, to focus back on who and what we are living for.
So much time and effort goes into this blog of mine. So many people click, read, and then close out the app. I don't want this to be a place of vanity. There are millions of blogs out there and I don't need to waste my time creating just another blog. I believe that God called me to start this blog two years ago for one purpose: His glory. I don't want to shy away from that calling. I want people to hear the Gospel in every post, to see Jesus in my words and photos, and to at least be faced with a choice...
We all have a choice. We all have a choice to live for ourselves or to live for Jesus Christ.
I choose living for Christ and if that means less followers, less likes, less subscriptions, less comments, then glory to God! We aren't called to make followers, anyway. We are called to be one... to be a follower of one person, one God, and that is a follower of JESUS alone!
My life, including this blog, is meaningless if I don't live and breath and speak and think and talk and act and bathe myself in Jesus. Some of you may not understand and that's okay but I want you to know that there is one God and His name is Jesus Christ. That one living God loves you and sacrificed His life FOR YOU so that you may have eternal life.. forever.. with Him in perfection.
If Hot Tea and the Empty Seat is solely my life, my style, my desires, & my thoughts, then I don't want to blog anymore.
That's pointless to me.
Jesus calls His children to pick up our cross and follow Him. And if I'm being completely honest, I don't see how spending five hours on a post encouraging anyone how to do anything other than live for Him is anywhere in that command.
I'm not saying these things to condemn you. I'm saying these things to remind myself that my life isn't about me. It's all about Jesus. And if I really believe that, then this blog- another part of my life- should and will be all about Him.
Jesus has saved me and rescued me from the sin that I was dying in. He deserves my all. He is everything to me simply because everything I am is.. Him.