With so many blogs out there (lifestyle, training, fitness, finance, food, DIYs, to name a few) it really took me a while to determine what kind of blog this was going to be.
So why an Inspirational Blog?
I’m so glad you asked!
My hope is that every time someone finishes reading one of my posts, they feel encouraged. With so much negativity and turmoil in the world, I feel this is my little spot to speak life. That doesn’t mean that I will necessarily shy away from talking about hard things, but my hope is that I can bring a different perspective.
I love reading – the Bible, I read a fair bit of fiction (when time allows), I enjoy devotionals, and teaching books (John & Lisa Bevere are some of my favourite teachers/authors, along with Joyce Meyer and others). I find a lot of the Christian fiction I read is labeled “inspirational fiction”, but the most inspiring thing I have ever read is the Bible.
2 Timothy 3:16 Amplified Version
All Scripture is God-breathed [given by divine inspiration] and is profitable for instruction, for conviction [of sin], for correction [of error and restoration to obedience], for training in righteousness [learning to live in conformity to God’s will, both publicly and privately—behaving honorably with personal integrity and moral courage];
Nothing is more important than the Word of God.
There is nothing I can write, and in fact nothing ever written more important than the Word of God – the Bible. People sometimes talk about wanting a manual for life. But there actually is one. It takes studying – not just reading it flippantly. It takes prayer, asking the Holy Spirit to reveal to you the God’s mysteries (1 Corinthians 4:1-3).
2 Corinthians 3:18 NKJV
Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Maybe you’re wondering where the fiction comes into play… well, as a young teenager, I didn’t read my Bible much. I certainly wasn’t reading teaching books, and I barely listened in Church. But I did read Christian [inspirational] fiction. In fact, it’s through one of Lori Wick’s books (one of my favourite’s of hers is The Princess) that I got the revelation that worry & fear are sin. Why? Well, the why I came to know more about in Bible College. Because without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). And fear is the opposite of faith. I’ll write more about this soon, so if you’re interested, be sure to subscribe by email (scroll way down on your phone/tablet or it should be on the right on your computer).
But long before I was in Bible College, I was in a season as a young teenager where my heart was heavy, and I really was filled with worry and fear. It was fiction in that season that showed me how I needed to not worry, to give it over to the Lord. And eventually someone showed me Psalm 91.
So, yes there’s a bit of a variety in the package it comes in here at Not Without My Morning Coffee, but no matter what it is, I hope it’s inspirational, encouraging, life giving, and most importantly points back to the Lord.
What about the recipes, you ask? Well they’re just for fun. Gotta eat, right?