Today marks exactly one year since this website launched. My gracious friends at Moody Publishers had a vision to put together this site as a place where women could connect, communicate, and share stories of God’s faithfulness. I view this spot as a community of women who are pressing into the Word together and encouraging one another in their pursuit of Christ.
Last week a dear friend left these precious words on a blog comment:
“When I read your stuff, I always walk away wanting to love Him more. Thank you for that, Kim.”
No more precious thing could anyone say to me about their experience on this blog than this.
The goal of every blog post is to ignite women with a greater passion to glorify God.
By God’s grace (and COMPLETELY His grace!) He’s supplied blog content every week, Monday through Friday, for the past year. Sometimes I wondered if it would even be possible to fill the site with a full year’s worth of content without a break, but He did it!
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Today, in light of this 1-year marker, I want to revisit and share with you this site’s first blog post. It really explains my heart and the reason behind my desire to write. If this site has encouraged you in your walk with Christ, would you leave a comment below? I think that would bless my friends at Moody Publishers, and also your comments are a powerful source of encouragement to me on days when I wonder if anyone is reading . . .
Fire in My Bones
The reason I write is that I have to. This driving impulse to communicate God’s reality and goodness to others is like a burning fire. Because of who He is, the desire for others to know and love Him consumes me. He is my passion and I don’t want to waste a moment but live all out for His glory—and I want others to join me in this pursuit. I long for the day when all will know that He alone is God.
I think it’s kind of like what the prophet Jeremiah said:
If I say, “I will not mention him, or speak any more in his name,” there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with holding it in, and I cannot (Jeremiah 20:9).
That burning fire is what I felt when I couldn’t keep quiet about Him, so I stood up in front of my fourth-grade-public-school class to tell them about Jesus dying on the cross, and why I hoped to spend my life as a missionary in Chad, Africa.
That same fire burns when I’m sitting beside a young woman who’s grappling with the purpose for her existence. Or when I’m counseling a woman who is ready to leave her husband. It’s the burning fire of God’s glory; the burning desire to let them know—
And He is at work.
Tasting God is so incredibly good, and His reality so intimate yet profound, that it is impossible to be silent about Him. I’m still amazed He would choose us to display His gospel, to be light in the darkness, to sound out truth in the cacophony.
I never planned to grow up and be a blogger. But I can see how it fits with the desire to spend my life in Chad, Africa. Writing blogs allows me to disciple more women than I would ever have opportunity to actually meet. In this small corner of the blogger world, women from across the globe can experience the adventure of growing together in Christ.
My purpose for this blog is to encourage women to live ALL out for God’s glory.
I hope this site will serve as iron sharpening iron as we encourage one another. I desire for this to be a community where He is exalted; where we can share stories of His transforming power. I want us to shout His Name and works here but also to sit quietly at His feet and learn from His Word.
His desire is to fill the earth with His glory and I’m inviting you to join me in this grand pursuit.
Is a fire burning in your bones?
Do you want to shout His goodness?
Please feel free to share His glorious works here.
Blessed be his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory! Amen and Amen! (Psalm 72:19)