Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The New Me......

So what do you think?! I love it!! I don't know how many of you know it, but back in May Lisa had a 500th post party, and I won a free Bloggy makeover! I was also on a bloggy break, so I didn't make any fast decisions about what this blog makeover would look like. I felt my blog needed to take a new direction. I wanted it to be less about me and more about God; bringing glory to Him actually. So I prayed, and had others pray for God to show me what he wanted me to do with this blog thing that I had so innocently gotten involved in. A little history may be needed here.



Back in October of 2007 I timidly stepped into the blogging world after reading Mari's, Cheri's, Jen's and The Livesay's blogs. I thought why not - it could be fun! Here is my 2nd post explaining the name of my blog and what I saw it being about at that time. I have so enjoyed this experience! Meeting all of you and growing in the Lord through posts that you all have written. You have become part of my journey in the Lord, and I am thankful for the experience.


Fast forward to 2009. I am currently at 437 posts, marching toward 500! It's funny looking back on that 2nd post, I see that I desired even then to dig into the Word of God. That desire has grown, and I have learned much! But I have so much to learn, and I desire to come alongside anyone who desires the same thing! The verse in Proverbs 27:17 "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another", is a verse that I desire to emulate. As I am sharpened by one's post, I hope to sharpen someone else.


My key verse has changed too! This is one thing I was praying for, that God would give me a verse that states the purpose of this blog, that is how I came up with 1 Peter 2:5 "you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ." This is what we are becoming! This is who we are in Christ! The whole passage from verses 1-12 are so good! Christ is The Living Stone, and we are becoming living stones! It is a journey of discipleship, but what does that mean?! I looked up the definition of Disciple and Discipleship and this is what I came up with:

Disciple - (from Biblegateway) - a scholar, sometimes applied to the followers of John the Baptist (Matt. 9:14), and of the Pharisees (22:16), but principally to the followers of Christ. A disciple of Christ is one who (1) believes his doctrine, (2) rests on his sacrifice, (3) imbibes his spirit, and (4) imitates his example (Matt. 10:24; Luke 14:26, 27, 33; John 6:69).

Every definition of Discipleship brings me back to Disciple, so discipleship is just continuing to do the above.

That is what I am hoping to unwrap as we continue to journey together, and I am hoping to help you in your individual journey with encouragement and tools that will help you to feel more confident in your study of God's word.

I am hoping to have a side bar with different helps I have found, and alot of other things that God shows me that may be beneficial to you in your walk with Him!

Oh I love my new signature!!!! Sola Dei Gloria - For God's glory alone!!!! That is what this blog will be about! Oh I love that!!!!

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10 comments:

Beth in NC said...

I love it!!!! I love the color, the new scripture, and the FONT! The font is awesome!

Yay for you!

Diane said...

I LOVE THIS!!!!!! How awesome it is that God gets all the glory and your main purpose is to raise Him up before us in such a way! I'm so glad to be one of those scattered stones! He continues to shape me with bumps and curves in my journey to Him! It hurts at times but it makes me more into His image! :)

Mari said...

I love your new look, the new signature and your key verse. It's all so you, but more than that it's a reminder of your purpose and I think that is great!

Mocha with Linda said...

I love it! It's beautiful!

Cheri said...

Kim- it's great! You did a great job of designing it and I think it portrays exactly what you wanted!!
Love it!

Jennifer said...

Love everything about the new look - including your verse...and your new "vision"!!

Denise said...

Very beautiful.

Hope @ Monkey Giggles said...

Love the new look

Marsha said...

Wow! This looks AWESOME!!! Love it Kimberly!

e-Mom said...

Awesome! This is outrageous. Really love it. Thanks for a little of your background story too. :~D