One step forward, two steps backward!! That is what I have been doing as I tried to keep up with blogging the past week!! Family is so important that there are times, like last week, when blogging must take a backseat!!
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Today, as I cleaned my living room, did laundry, and blessed my home and family, I would sit down and read one post every few hours. Alas!! I was slowly trying to catch up with my 'blogged' inbox!! Every time I would sit down again...I had one or two more posts arrive!! One step forward, and two steps backward!!
Taking one step forward, and two steps backward, is much like our progress spiritually. Too often we grow in the Lord, making 'forward' progress only to slip backwards soon afterwards. Growing closer to the Lord is much like learning to play the trombone. I learn a new song and learn to play it fairly well, only to slip backwards in skill once I miss practicing for a few days.
Being a Believer means abiding in Christ moment by moment. It is talking to Him as we go through our day. Praying without ceasing over the little things we face and the big things. Interceding for others both those of the faith and those who do not know Him.
Missing your Quiet Time with the Lord is taking 'two steps backward!! Don't neglect your time with your precious Lord Jesus because you put your online communication before your intimate relationship with Christ. That is two steps backwards. Two steps backward everyday instead of taking one step forward everyday eventually results in spiritual dryness and decay.
Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
Suffice it to say, I love all you ladies, and hope you know that I missed you!! You have all been a blessing in my life and I hope to bless you all this week by taking the time to bless you with a visit.
In Christ Alone,