I have a small, green journal that I keep near me at all times. In fact, this journal and my Bible are constant roommates, as one is never apart from the other. Within the pages of this little book are random musings on every day life, answers to prayers, recognitions of blessings I've been given, notes such as, "Buy Susan's birthday present," and lists of people I'm praying for. And a lot of these people are you. Yes, dear reader...you!
A quick glance through my journal reveals specific times when many of my bloggy pals have been on my heart. Some of these entries would seem cryptic, were anyone else to read them, but God and I know the deets. Such as:
*May 21, 2008
Sissy--job situation and the desires of her heart
*August 24, 2008
Melissa--strength, comfort, peace, healing
Kristen--website, personal blog, writing Bible study
*October 19, 2008
"Life on life discipleship" and blessings of friends--Melissa & Caroline.
*November 30, 2008
The McCulley Family--"God, I need You to be all over this!"
*January 18, 2009
Heather--cold toes, cold lungs, hot Arizona!!!
I could continue on and mention even more of you whose names are written between the pages of this little book. This little green book which houses a portion of my heart. But you get the point.
Or do you?
This journal is all part of my system. Oswald Chambers once described prayer as "the ministry of the interior." My interior is a constant work in progress, and prayer is definitely the biggest aspect of it. Talking to God--better yet, listening to God--makes me who I am. And praying for my family, my friends, and even blog pals I do not know "in real life," is a privilege for me.
"I thank my God every time I remember you."~Philippians 1:3
And that, my dears, is exactly the point.