Do you recycle or upcycle? When I think of recycling, I think of placing my paper and plastic in a container on the curb for someone else to pick up and make suitable to use it again. When I think of upcycling, I think of taking something and making it into something else. Upcycling is using something in a way that is better than the original. It’s like being repurposed.
I’m at a point where I have decided to change some things in my life. I love my husband, children, and grandchildren, so I’m keeping them. But I have decided to recycle my weight by throwing it out (down 19 pounds so far). In this case, I don’t want to see it again. Someone else can have it.
More important I’ve decided to upcycle or repurpose my blog.
At a conference this past weekend, God spoke to me about practicing what I preach or what I believe.
Every Sunday, our Connect Group (newfangled term for Sunday School) has a time for prayer requests. There are also praise reports of answered prayer, but by far, the prayer requests outweigh the praise. I have long thought that our praise should take more time than our requests, but we tend to take our blessings for granted sometimes.
We also have fellowship time. I believe this is important for Christian friendships and encouragement, not to mention the great food each week. But some days our conversations don’t amount to more than a passing, “How has your week been?” “Oh, fine, and yours?” “Fine.” Shouldn’t our lives as Christians have more to show than a passing, “Fine”? Why not ask, “What has God done in your life this week?” If we don’t have an answer, why not? If asked this question each week, we would either come prepared with God stories or attendance would diminish.
With this in mind, I am repurposing my blog to share what God has done in my life each week and to ask about yours. If I have nothing to say, something is wrong. I may share a scripture that came to life for me, how God showed up in a situation, or what God showed or taught me from His word. It will be what God has placed in my spiritual jewelry box that week.
You are my accountability partners and Christian life partners. Hopefully my stories will inspire you and cause you to look for how God is working in your life each week. If you don’t see Him, why not?
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