A year ago today, this blog was created, my first work was posted, and a dream was launched.
Throughout this year, there have been words of affirmation that God is real and present, and ones of pain and suffering followed by comforting and encouragement.
I have learned a lot about myself through the starting of this blog, and I hope you as a reader learned a little bit more about me too. But more importantly, I hope you received a little hope from time to time, some insight, and a whole lot more love for our awesome God through the reading of this blog.
Just for old times’ sake, here is a flashback to my very first blog post:
One Strength: The Inspiration behind the Title
Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
“There is no way I will be able to pass this final exam.”
“I don’t think I can get through a full day of work today.”
“I have so much to do, and so little time.”
“I don’t have the will and the patience to deal with this right now.”
“I am not strong enough to stand up to them.”
“I am too afraid to share and defend my faith.”
“This is too much for me to handle.”
I am sure all of you have told yourself something along these lines multiple times in your lifetime, I know I have. Situations in life can sometimes knock you down, and allow your strength, power, and confidence to dwindle.
But just when you think you can’t get back up again, God is right there saying: “Yes you can, because you got me.” During rough times, times when you feel you are lacking the strength to just get through the day, or even do what is right, we need to remember who is our ultimate strength; God. God is our One Strength.
Today’s post is dedicated to remembering where this blog started, with this one simple post explaining the meaning and importance of the title One Strength, and the 55 posts that have followed it. Through this blog, God has worked in and through me, changing me from the inside-out. I am eternally grateful for this ability to share what God has pressed on my heart throughout the year through One Strength.
But I cannot talk about how wonderful a year it has been without mentioning those very important people I wish to thank. First of all, thank you Lord, for being faithful and giving me the ability to write. Thank you to each member of my family, for reading my posts, always supporting me and sharing my blog with others. To Zach, for helping me get this blog idea off the ground, and encouraging me ever since. And to all my friends and readers, thank you for supporting One Strength by reading, commenting and sharing my blog for the purpose spreading the love of Christ.
I am once again excited for a second year of blog writing, and have dreams to do with my writing something powerful for the ministry of Jesus Christ. As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any comments you have, and what you would like to see from One Strength in this next year.