Thursday, February 14, 2008

Starting Out

Ahhh...so it's official. I am now a blogger. I'm not really sure if this is a good or bad thing. All I do know is that I have a lot of thoughts and it's nice to have somewhere to put them. So, the title of my blog is "Like a Mockingbird". What on earth does that mean?? Well, it comes from a song that I feel kind of says what I'd like this blog to be about. I want to dedicate this blog to the Lord just like I do all other areas of my life. The Bible tells us "whatever you do work as though you are working for the Lord" (my paraphrase). Here are the lyrics:

There are days I don't believe the words I say.
Like a life that I'm not living; a song that I'm not singing but to You.
There are times that I believe I'm satisfied.
Like an intimate connection despite this bad reception with You.
Cause I can't afford to pay for most of what I say
So it's a lucky thing that the Truth's public domain

And I am like a mockingbird
I got no new song to sing
And I am like an amplifier
I just tell you what I've heard
Like a mockingbird

So, yes, it's true that I need this more than You.
Like One whose name is many, have mercy please don't send me away.
And I'll do all I can to be a better woman
I'll clean up this act and be worse than when we started.

And I am like a mockingbird
I got no new song to sing
I am like an amplifier
I just tell you what I've heard
Like a mockingbird
(repeat)

Like a mockingbird

The Word hasn't changed. It's still touching people's hearts and changing lives. I am one who has been swept into this relationship with God. And, to this day, it is still the best choice of my life. My hope for this blog is not to ramble on about things that in twenty, fifty years won't matter. (Although, I'm sure I'll have my days) But, to have a place where I can say what God is challenging with and what He has challenged me with. To ask questions I don't understand. To post my convictions and maybe, just maybe, someone will be challenged. I don't claim to be a writer. I ramble and at times I'm confusing. But it all makes sense in my head, I promise! Thanks for reading.

Running the race,
~A

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