Come Up Here! (An Invitation)
I want to thank you again for being here through my silent season. I’m not sure of much right now, but one thing I am sure of: God is drawing me closer. As I’ve been seeking the Lord for what is next for the blog, I believe He wants me to continue to share my journey with you. Sometimes when God is silent it helps me to read, because I can identify so much with the words on a page laced with His truth. I’ve been praying and asking God which of the too-many-books-on-my-shelf I should be reading next. The answer came, about a week ago, but it wasn’t a book on my shelf. It was a book I had tucked away in a drawer. I read it before, when I was a new Christian, and I don’t think I was prepared for the onslaught of emotions I would feel as God revealed His heart and love for me in a depth I had never known before. I remember weeping through most of the book, but not sure how much I had processed at the time.
I purchased the devotional of this same book about two years ago thinking I would read it and blog about my journey. However, God had other plans and after reading just a chapter or two, I put the book down. I wasn’t ready. About a week ago God brought this book to my memory and gave me the desire to read it again, this time inviting all of you into the journey. At first, I argued with God. I’m supposed to be on a blogging break. I’ve been careful not to overcommit, just in case I couldn’t follow through. But I believe that God has a deeper work to do in my heart, and this book, together with His Word, will be used to bring me up higher, a place I’ve been reluctant to go, perhaps due to fear.
How you can join.
We are all busy, and I certainly don’t want to add one more thing to your plate. But, I want you to be able to follow along and share your own journey as God takes you through the valley to the high places. Here are a few ways you can join in:
- Purchase the book. It is available on Amazon in both soft copy and for Kindle. While a soft copy is nice to keep thoughts recorded in, you can purchase a notebook for this purpose and read electronically.
- Follow My Freshly Brewed Life on Facebook. I will be posting quotes and thoughts from my reading throughout the week. I would love to have you there so that we can engage together. At this time, I do not plan to create a separate group page. But, if there is enough interest, and I can find a co-mananger to assist me with posting, I might consider it.
- Interact through blog comments. Consider subscribing to receive The Daily Brew (whenever I post) in your email box. Or, simply add me to your reader and visit here each Monday and leave your thoughts in the comments.
- Post on your own blog. If you are a blogger and would like to also write your thoughts down on your own blog, feel free. I’ll send you the graphic you can use in your post, or you can grab it from the blog. *I’m not considering a link up at this time. Too much to tackle. 🙂
I want to make this as simple as possible. And, if you decide you’d just like to come read and be blessed, that is wonderful.
I am not sure how deep the Lord will take me once I begin. I reserve the right to extend the posting schedule to every two weeks if it becomes overwhelming 🙂
I hope you will join me on this journey, in whatever way the Lord will release you too.
Look for an introductory post from me on Monday, July 7th. The first post in the study will be on Monday, July 14th.