When I talk to God it usually has nothing to do with Social Media or blogging. It’s my intimate time with Him and, well to be perfectly honest, it’s usually me rambling on and on. He’s a good listener.
My prayers are usually big, praying for our country, our church, my family, my children, my husband, medical needs, our community, you know… things like that. Sometimes, okay a LOT of the times, I’m simply asking for direction. Lord, guide me, let Your will be done, and allow me to see it clearly, so that I can walk in it. Never have I, once, prayed for my blog. Seems too trivial, right? Well, this morning, I’m in the mindset that it’s not. A good blogging friend of mine mentioned to me it might be a good idea to pray for our blogs. Do you pray for yours?
It’s almost five years since I started blogging. To put it in perspective. My youngest child JUST turned 5-yrs-old. He’s been alive just a tad bit longer than my blog. Knowing that fact, might lead you to guess why I started blogging in the first place…
- Chaotic house of kids
- New baby at home
- Crazy preschoolers
- Baby Product research
- Looking for parenting support online
- Boredom at home
- Seeking fulfillment
- Looking for ways to express myself
You, probably, wouldn’t guess, that my blog actually started as a prayer journal and it wasn’t on this url, I can tell you that. It was a very real post to God about how broken I was, how confused I felt, and how I couldn’t faithfully come to Him when I needed Him most.
It was the beginning of an online prayer journal, a journal that I had NO idea would lead me here.
So much has happened since that very first blog post. We’ve moved, not once, not twice, but THREE times since then, one move taking us completely back to our hometown in Texas (where we dwell today). I’ve also grown into my blog. It’s a part of me, kind of like a baby. If I ever lost it, my heart would be broken.
Sounds crazy, huh?
But as I think of how my blog has taken me from different homes to different states and through milestones of living, I can’t help but be shocked that I have never prayed FOR my blog. So, today I’m starting to pray for this online space that God gave me back in 2007. I’m praying that Momma Findings will:
- Bring encouragement to parents
- Hope to marriages
- Inspiration to new bloggers
- Opportunity financially
- Charity to those in need
- And last, but not least, direction for God’s Will
I told my friend that day, that I pray for my husband’s employer and his career every day. I pray for prosperity in business so that my husband can successfully grow and lead this family in God’s will. Why shouldn’t I do the same for my blog? Why can’t I pray for prosperity and opportunity? Why can’t I pray that this blog touches ONE person? Whether that be winning a giveaway at Christmas or seeking advice on marriages, I want to be that platform. Why can’t MY blog be led by Him?
It can. I pray it does.
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