I last posted on this blog on January 9th, over a month ago. Since then, I’ve been in the process of tranferring everything from WordPress.com (hosted free on WordPress) to WordPress.org (self-hosted). The only change YOU may notice as a result of all these changes behind the scenes is that I was using a retired theme and had to change to a more current one. For me, it’s a whole new, intimidating and scary world.
Instead of using someone else’s hosting, where they resolve problems that may arise, I am now on my own. I have a web host, and they have been very helpful, but if something doesn’t work right, I need to figure it out and fix it. The software has many capabilities, and if I choose certain options, will everything still work right? I don’t know. That possibility never really existed before.
Most of my spiritual epiphanies or transformations are similar to this blog transfer process: not very noticeable or dramatic to outside observers. Sometimes people notice a difference; sometimes they don’t even realize anything has changed. Furthermore, the spiritual change within me has a ripple effect on the rest of my world. Maybe it will cause new problems that I didn’t have before. Maybe I will have to take new steps that will leave me more vulnerable or exposed than I was before.
Ultimately, though, I believe that following where God’s Spirit leads me is the best course of action that I can take. Like my web host’s technical support division, the Spirit and the Word offer guidance and assistance in figuring out what’s happening to me and in the world around me. I have a lot of help in figuring out how to put my faith into action. With confidence, I can rest on the promise that “in all things God works for the good of those who love Him” (Romans 8:28).
On my blog, I’m still figuring out how to customize everything, how to add in my own plug-ins, and how to sort through all the options before me. I have a lot to learn. Spiritually, I know that God will never stop showing me new things about Himself and about our relationship as long as my heart is open to receive them.
Now that the blog transfer is complete, I plan to get back to posting at least twice a week, as well as making some other changes and adding more non-blog content to this site. Thanks for your patience! [contact-form][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Website’ type=’url’/][contact-field label=’Comment’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form]