Hello wonderful world,
It is with some excitement and some fear as well that I write today’s post. You see, God has asked me to put this up for a while and I’ve been putting it off because I know that once I do, there’s no going back.
It’s been easy for me to put up posts here and forget that there are people who read this blog apart from my close friends and I have no problems being honest and open here because as far as my brain is concerned, people that read this blog are far removed from me. However, something happened last week that ended up being a wake up call of sorts. A colleague of mine in the office asked me how my boyfriend was and I was surprised that she knew I was in a relationship. I thought my friend had told her but it turns out that my colleague reads my blog. Now although part of me was happy about that, the other part of me was scared.
Let me let you all in on a little truth; sometimes my posts here minister to me as much as they minister to you. There are times when I don’t live up to the standards of the things I preach; I get mad at silly drivers that scratch my car and have been known to get out of the car and rant a time or two, I can be very impatient with people and with God, I don’t always spend as much time with my family as I should and I have things I’m struggling with that God is working on in my heart (and these aren’t the worst things I’ve done). It’s because of this that I have been hesitant to share any more about myself than the lessons I have learned so far from God.
BUT that season has come to an end. No I’m not perfect but that does mean that I should not preach a standard that is perfect; the standard of Jesus. We are increasingly hesitant to stand for what we know is right because we know that if people look hard enough, they will know that we have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. I know I have but I know that when I do I have to go back to my Father and ask for forgiveness and, by His grace, close the door to the sin. End of story.
There are many things about myself that I want to share here; I love clothes and fashion and looking good. And YES you can absolutely love Jesus and fashion. I know that sounds hard to believe but even the Proverbs 31 woman was a fahionista (Yes!! I said it). It worries me when I see ladies dressing in a manner that leaves very little to the imagination (it’s a pet peeve of mine actually, the boyfriend can attest to that) and I hope that by putting up photos of outfits I love and fashion ideas I have that ladies who come across this blog can know that you can be a spiritual fashionista. It also follows that I love make up as well and I will share things that have worked for me and things that haven’t. I love to read and I love to eat as well so I’ll probably share some of that on here too. Basically this blog will become a platform for me to share myself and the ways God colors my view of life.
This bit will be very hard but I will also share things that I struggle with and don’t be surprised if you see me put up a post asking y’all to pray for me. If there’s one thing I want people to take away from this blog from now on, it’s the fact that the writer is not some extraordinarily religious person who spends hours praying each day (I wish I did though, I’m work in progress). I’m just a girl like many of you . The only thing that sets me apart is the fact that my life is hid in God. And although I may fall twenty billion times, I have nowhere else to go but Jesus. What I’m trying to say here is that is if I can do it, then you absolutely can.
That’s it from me today people. I hope this ministers to someone. You don’t have to be perfect for God to use you, you just have to be available.
Peace and Love,
P.S..In the spirit of the post, I thought it made sense to put up a few photos just so you could put a picture to this mysterious person called “Grace’s daughter”….Enjoy!