One thing that I rarely ever am, is short of words. Most often, I have way too much to say about any given topic at any given time. I make a conscious effort to keep my thoughts to myself a lot of the time…but sometimes I fail miserably at it. Perhaps, that’s why writing has become so therapeutic for me. I’ve always loved to write. Short stories, love notes, to-do-lists, reflections…prayers even. I never imagined I’d be sharing my most personal thoughts with the world. I never imagined that my healing would come through writing. And I especially never imagined that God would nudge me in THIS direction. But here I am…pouring my heart and soul out from behind a computer screen. Hoping to encourage someone. Help someone. Heal someone. The irony is that the more I pour out via written expressions, the more He fills me up. I feel closest to God when I write. I feel stronger. I feel empowered. I feel purposed.
This blog is for the broken. The misunderstood. The hurt. The lost. The forgotten. I have been…actually I AM all of those things if I were to listen to myself. However, I have decided that here…at smilingbyfaith.wordpress.com, we will acknowledge God in all things. That includes an acknowledgment of who God says that we are. Rebuilt for a purpose. Called. Forgiven. Redeemed. Loved. He knows our names.
Thank you for opening your mind and heart to me as I share with you reflections of my quest to find the God who has always dwelled within me. It is my sincere prayer that if you have not already found Him within you, that this blog may help guide you to that point.
Be blessed. 🙂