1.) Don't you know that everything you post on the internet will never REALLY be gone. This is SCARY for me because I know that every time I blog or post on the internet, someone can and will shape an opinion in their head. It's not always good. I wrote a book about the darkest time in my life, and I've read responses and reviews from others, and some were very emotional and PAINFUL for me to read. My book was even used to try to hurt someone's political campaign because someone tried to twist what someone endorsed my book for and tried to use it against them. That one confused me also. I get .45 cents for a copy of my book and I get about 1-3 checks a year. What I thought was going to be a HUGE financial blessing (so I thought as a young inexperienced writer) turned out to be much greater. It turned out to be a Depression killer, which is what God intended. All I needed to do was to come along side of ONE person and help them break depression, and they would find someone to walk along side, and they would find someone to walk along side, and so on and so on....
2.) Sometimes I need someone to talk to. Sometimes I go through things in my head that I can't work out by myself, but I can think it though and I can rely on the word of God to give me answers. It's really fun for me when you all interact, but most times, there is no interaction, because my name is not Joyce Meyer, or Joel Osteen, or P!nk, my name is "just Ang." Actually my name is Angela. It means Angelic Messenger of God. So what that means is that when I get into God's word, I believe there are times that God speaks with me. Now I am a gifted talker...just ask anyone that knows me, so a lot of my chatter, is just blah blah blah, but sometimes God does speak and when he does, I know because it overwhelms me and there is no confusion in my head about whether it is me, or him, or Satan...because he doesn't just bless me, he leave a carnage of chains on the ground from those that are affected by it.
3) But the BIGGEST SECRET to my blog is the very end... I used to put it at the very beginning because I wanted it to be the first thing you read. My friend told me very gently though that if I continued to set up my blog in that manner "no one would read it." Now this is the SECRET for my blog today... read that instruction again...if I put it at the beginning of my blog, "no one would read it." It's the word of God. The only thing in my blog that is truly worth reading, but if it was in the beginning, no one would read it. I've been like this.... so don't shut me out, for some reason the word of God seems to make us make mountains out of molehills...but in this case it's O.K. God wants to make something beautiful out of your life and my life...in order to do so, he has to be able to talk to us. If we are not willing, than how is God to remove the chains to set us free? You see, we think God is out to control us because we might have to stop doing somethings like going to the bar and getting drunk and leaving our families at home while we do inappropriate things. He might just want to help you become an amazing spouse that can help others with their marriages. God doesn't control, he sets free. But if you never read the word...you will never know how amazing he is...and what your story is.
So that's the biggest secret to my blog...there is no fame, no financial gain, there is nothing in it for me, except, if I'm lucky enough I might get a like on Facebook or if I'm really lucky a comment...or holy cow a SHARE!!! But when I know it's God, someone will say, "that changed my life for the better." and that's happened too...so keep on keeping on my friends...you are all potential world changers...no matter what your life looks like now.
Now here's the IMPORTANT STUFF.....
John 1New International Version (NIV)
The Word Became Flesh
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.