I had remembered something that my friend Amy wrote on her blog recently that I knew would be encouraging to me and when I went to look for it, I found this instead, which was actually much more encouraging to me than what I thought I was looking for:
I try to be intentional with what I post on the blog because I never know who is going to read it. I do believe in providence. I do believe that I could be writing a blog post for just 1 person to read. And I’m OK with that. We all need encouragement. If in some small way a blog post is an answer to prayer for insight, then it’s served it’s purpose. From "The Makings of a Blog Post" on Grace for Jean.
And then when I finished reading that, I saw that someone had commented on a previous post of mine here. In my homily/message/sermonette/devotional/whatever-you-want-to-call-it from the beginning of October, I had spoken about fear. This part of Robert's comment made me smile and I felt encouraged that I had helped even just one person, as Amy had written about. He said: "This post touched me so strongly kelly!!! ... A light turned on for me."
I have often thought there are no coincidences in this world, and in the last few months have seen glimpses of God working in things that perhaps we don't normally attribute to Him, and this is no exception.
So what will I write about today? Well, this. There are a lot of people and websites out there who will give advice on how to have a successful blog (and I am sure I will be reading them and taking some of the suggestions to heart), but if success is defined only in numbers, and if it leads to blogging pressure, then I don't think I want it. I am happy to know that it is successful if even one person benefits from it, somehow.
So thank you, Amy and Robert, for your encouragement to me today.