The Journey...

As I sit and reflect on this past year of blogging, never did I think I would make such wonderful friends on this journey. I started this blog to keep up with friends in Georgia (all but one [Dianne] have stopped blogging) and also to post pictures and things for family. I never dreamed that my circle of blogging friends would grow as much as it has, which has caused my "cup to run over"! So many of you have grown to mean so much to me. I look forward to checking in on you, seeing how your day went, what's going on in your life, things I can pray with you and for you about, and some to even meet face-to-face beyond this computer screen and the images we share.

We've passed around blogging awards between our circle of friends which reminds me to thank Dianne for the Reflection award, Lynne for the Creative and Thoughtful award, and Melodye for the Thinking award. The thing is, I would give each of these girls these awards right back, cause they mean so much to me!

But what's been on my heart and in my thoughts and prayers so much lately is the award (gift) that is the most important in life. If there is one thing I would hope to accomplish through this blog is that I somehow reflect the love of God and the immeasurable gift He gave each one of us by sending His only Son to die on the cross for our sins, which paved the way for us to have eternal life with Him in heaven.

My heart has been so burdened lately by all those that cross my path each and every day that are lost. Here is something I read recently that has remained as a big lump in my throat and a burden on my heart...

"If you saw a blind man walking straight toward the edge of a cliff, what would you do?"

Well, my answer was that I would immediately run and try to stop him from walking off the edge.

Yet, each and every day, I wave to my neighbors and never wonder if a tragedy will occur in their lives that day and they won't return home...and I have failed to share the Good News of the Gospel with them. And I think of my blogging friends, and how I'm sure I've failed to communicate the grace and mercy of our Lord and this precious gift He has given to any and all out there that might be reading this.

So now, I want to pass on to you the greatest "award" you can ever receive and that is to be welcomed into the family as a child of God and to have a firm and assured hope of spending eternity with Him. Please go here to read how you can say a simple sinner's prayer and receive Christ into your heart and life. There is also a wonderful web site here with more information on receiving Christ or for those who are Christians that want to learn how to share their faith more effectively.

I love you my friends, and I plead with you, if you have never heard the Good News and/or have never accepted Christ into your heart, please don't wait another moment...for we have not been promised tomorrow.

14 sweet friends had to say...:

Penless Thoughts said...

Tracey - Wonderful post and needed to remind all of us who know this wonderful Lord and His forgiveness to constantly be proclaiming it from the house tops!!!!

I join you in prayer that this post will touch and reach many.
Susan

Musicaljean said...

Wow, Tracey, what is up? I have been having exactly the same heaviness in my heart lately. And I was pondering how to express it on my blog. Every tragedy I hear or read about in the news that involves the death of one or many causes me to wonder where that soul went. I'm afraid I content myself with the idea that my ministry is to all the children God has put into my life, when I have neighbors for the past two years that I have never once shared my faith with. I feel very convicted. Thanks for this post, Tracey. I love your heart most of all.

Jungle Mom said...

I could see you heart in this one. true missionary through and through!! I am glad to have met you here in blogworld!!

Cherdecor said...

GREAT POST, Tracey! Can I copy the URL of the way to receive Christ and post it on my blog?

Dianne said...

Great post Tracey. Clear message, clear direction...great word. I miss you and these kind of chats and I hope to get to talk to you soon.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Tracey, that is great! You sure do let your light shine...a whole bunch. I'm not really outspoken that much on my blog about my faith, but I hope it shows too. We who are Christians have so much to be thankful for & need to remember that not everyone has heard.

Thanks for that reminder!

justabeachkat said...

Tracey

I'm not saying this to make you cry, I'm just saying it because it's the truth...Your Dad would be so proud of you. (Darn, I've made myself cry!)

There is no way I could have expressed it the way you did although your message is one that I ponder too. Great message! Beautifully written.

Love you and your sweet loving heart.

Hugs!
Kat

(Congrats on the awards...you deserve every single one!)

NspiredByFaith said...

Amen Tracey! I often forget that the reason we are here is to worship Him. And to minister to those who don't know Him...thank you so much for this reminder!

Deedra

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Tracey~ you do have a kind christian heart. I'm always glad when I have the chance to stop by.

Southern Heart said...

What a beautiful post and profession of faith, Tracey!

Rising Rainbow said...

Yes, blogging sure does open up more of a world than expected.

Melody said...

Beautiful post, as usual. Such a great reminder to us all.

Lyndy said...

Tracey, Wonderful post. I too, had know idea that I would be so blessed by my blogging buddies when I first began to blog.

You have such a loving sweet heart and I am so glad we met.

Hugs, Lyndy

Shelly said...

Precious and powerful post sister. Amen

 
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