I wanted to let everyone know that since last November, 2018 when I had my kidney surgery, during and after recovery and over the time since then I have found inspiration and encouragement in several other blogs on WordPress. I say this because in the past, within a week or so of following I would usually put a link to the new (at least for me) site on the page, “Blogs Followed” and inform the site owner of that fact.
Needless to say, many months have went by and I have added MANY new sites that I have found inspiration, encouragement and instructive. Yet, I have neglected (or forgotten) to add them to my “Blogs Followed” page, at least until the last few days. I have spent the last three days separating the new sites from the ones I have already followed so that I may inform site owners. I’m am happy to say it is finished and up to date.
The reason I do this is explained on the “Blogs Followed” page, but to recap, I believe it is important to encourage others within the Body of Christ to utilize their gifts no matter whether they feel it is a pastime, a hobby or just maybe practice. Every one is a gift from the Lord through His Holy Spirit if it lifts up (edifies) a believer, whether it be writing, poetry, art, photos or even highlighting Scriptures to remind us of the LIFE found within the Word of God!
I am passionate about this and the avenue and the medium in which is available to everyone today. That is why I try to do my best to encourage others to share what they have learned or what they have been gifted in! The Body of Christ is rich in inspiration of ALL types and that is why even with sites that are no longer being updated, yet still active online, there are wonderful treasures to find. I just hope my small part can help others to maybe see some inspiration where they might not have ventured!
IF you are one of the new site owners that I have listed and have been following the last several months, I will be coming to your site to notify you of the fact there is a link on my site page pointing to yours. I expect not a thing in return. This is part of my ministry (service) to you and to others in the Lord! I am blessed to be able to contribute even in a small way.
As with all things relating to others, the choice is yours to let the link remain. If for whatever reason, you wish not to allow a link on my site (no matter the reason) feel free to ask me to remove it, no questions asked and I will do it immediately!
To others who are always interested in sites they may not have visited, besides those who visit YOUR pages (which you can follow up with), there are others who post links as well. It is a wealth of information and if you enjoy reading or looking for inspiration elsewhere, God’s resources are unlimited!
I pray for the ministries of each site and it’s owners. I pray that God continues to bless their creativity and their heart for service with both abundant and very rich blessings! The Kingdom of God is not far off and because of that, we need each other and we need to spread the Word of Christ’s love in any way He has gifted us to do that!
God bless you all so very much in Jesus’ Precious Name! Amen and AMEN!! – Pastor Roland