To be Fully Known and Loved (even the NOT so good parts of me) by God is hard for me to wrap my human mind around. In all honesty, God knows ME better than I know myself.
But if anyone loves God, he is known by God.
First of all, I want to apologize for not having a new post up for a while. It’s been way too long and God knows ME better than I know myself for sure yet he still showers me with his mercy and grace.
That being said I’ve not been slack or anything of the sort. I have been Super Busy working on getting my Bible Studies live and a bigger selection of FREEBIES for you.
However, have you found yourself trying to do ALL the things you thought were the most important tasks you should be doing when you suddenly realize it shouldn’t be about those “things” in the first place?
How can God possibly know me better than I do when I can see my reflection staring back at me?
I’m so Thankful that God knows ME better than I know myself and the ways to get HIS Beloved daughter back on track.
Let me Explain how God knows ME better
When I first started my Resounding His Love Blog I had absolutely NO IDEA of ALL the things that were supposed to be done “behind the scenes” to get your content shown in a bigger capacity.
Let me tell ya now that I obviously have been living under a rock and as clueless as they come.
I have learned that it’s much more than writing a post on your website and share it on social media to get your content out there.
Boy, do I feel like I’m NOT the sharpest tool in the shed! Lol
Allow me to give you a few examples:
Yoast SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
Flesch Reading Ease
I ONLY graduated High School and I sure don’t have a degree in English Literature so you can call me an Old Fogie. Lol
Now the bigger question is (at least for me) is what and how do I place ALL this stuff?
Trust me when I say this list is nowhere near everything but it’s a start.
Next is my dilemma.
Angie did NOT “get it” that all of the above fits together.
If I want my content shown (since I refuse to go against my convictions) I should have been doing this massive list from the beginning!
Ask me if I did this?
That would be a BIG NO!! I did NOT!
As you’re reading this you are probably thinking and want to say to me…Well Duh! Everyone knows to do this.
Well, guess what my friend I sure didn’t until my eyes were opened.
As with most things in life you live and learn the hard way more often than not!
Take a wild guess what I’ve been trying to do with any spare time I have on my hands?
If you came up with working on older content you’d be correct.
Sadly I’ve been so busy trying to correct the things that I thought are more important to fix that I’ve been neglecting what’s supposed to be first.
- Putting God first and foremost above anyone or anything.
- Haven’t placed aside one on one time with just Me and God in Prayer.
- Neglecting to study God’s word.
- Share the never-ending unfailing love and grace of Jesus Christ with you.
My last Blog post was on April 1st so that means I’ve been hard at it trying to fix all my mistakes for an entire month.
The sad part is I haven’t given it much thought on it being that long until God in his infinite grace convicted me by it.
Please forgive me, God!
Friends, it’s not the fact what I was doing wasn’t important to do because it most definitely is in the greater scheme of things.
If I want to reach more people on becoming more Christ-like and possibly reaching those who do NOT him as their personal Lord and Savior I must not get distracted with my main goal.
Where I failed was allowing these issues to consume every spare moment of my time, therefore, neglected where my priorities are supposed to be.
Something that’s hard for me to do is asking others for help and I know that is nothing but MY PRIDE!
I actually reached out to a few other Christian Bloggers and got help!
We’ve put together two Landing Pages for my Bible Studies that way the content will be available for you whenever you want to go back and refresh.
One of the main reasons I created it is so YOU will have less email hitting your inbox.
You can probably tell how much work has been into each not to mention linking everything together.
WHEW! See I told ya I’ve been hard at it.
Something else you may not realize is the behind work on everything.
My Posts for example on how God knows me better
I have around 85 posts I’ve written so far. Can you guess how many posts had to be fixed that I didn’t do correctly?
ALL of them!
Not the words I wrote necessarily but the backend of those posts which is what I referred to with the massive list at the beginning of this post.
Until God halted ME in MY tracks!
In his loving kindness, the Holy Spirit made it clear to me that I was NOT focusing on the MOST crucial part…GOD!
I don’t know about you but trust me when I say I need those reminders!
If God’s gentle nudge wasn’t enough of a reminder I had a dream that was an affirmation.
I rarely EVER dream anymore and if I do I usually can’t remember what the dream was about.
However, this dream was so vividly real it woke me up and shook me to my core!
Oh, Friends, this dream put ALL things in perspective for ME that I had my “EYES” on the wrong thing (not that it was a bad thing) but NOT THE IMPORTANT THING!
What I saw in my dream that God knew I needed reminding of!
I visited the Holy Land of Israel, walked where Jesus walked, seen the Red Sea, the Garden of Gethsemane, and more.
Now the one place that “got me” was when I walked the path Jesus took carrying the Cross on his back.
Talking about being transfixed was seeing the Cross where Jesus bled and died for ME!!
What I remember from my dream was seeing the blood running down the length of the Cross and pools of blood covering the ground still there.
Thank You, Lord, for your grace you freely give me when I do NOT deserve it. YOU knowing me better than I know myself is a great comfort.
So I’m gonna put my focus back where it belongs and that is having one on one time with God.
I will be studying God’s word and having Prayer before I touch anything else.
I can still work on my other “things” but God MUST be first above ANYTHING or ANYONE ELSE!
To understand that God knows be better is a scary thing but it’s also a comforting thing!
Take it from me, Friend, if you are placing God on the backburner and NOT letting him come first, then like me, your focus will be on NOT the most important person in your life…God
You don’t want that and you may receive a very vivid dream of the reminder on what Jesus Christ endured for YOU to put things back in perspective.
The best thing is this…God knows ME better than I know myself, God knew this reminder would place conviction within my heart, and God also knew what it would take to place me back on track.
Through it All…God still LOVES ME unconditionally faults and all.
Thank You, God, for the 180* turn-around YOU knew I needed!
PS…I want to tell you about a very SPECIAL Woman. She’s been helping me with my posts and teaching me much more than I thought were possible. She’s also been upgrading my Pinterest for me so that is one less thing I have to worry about.
There’s just not enough time in my day and I want to dedicate my time on content. By the way, I didn’t have Pinterest set right either…Imagine that!
If you have NOT checked her out her name is Jessie over at One Lost Coin
My name is Angie and I’m all “about” sharing the unconditional Love, Hope, Restoration, and Salvation, that is found in my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I write about where my life was before accepting Christ Jesus as my Savior and my journey now as I walk with Him daily. Thank You so much for taking time out of your day to spend a few moments in mine. If you found this post encouraging can I ask you to Please share it with someone else who may need to read it as well? You can share via the buttons below.