Hi fellow bloggers!
Not only will this be another place to share your stories and wisdom, but I will also be using it as a way to share great blogging tips and products I’ve discovered. I know many of you ladies (and gentlemen!) are into blogging for the long haul, so I hope the information I provide becomes helpful. That being said, some recommended products may contain affiliate links, or come directly from my own web design business, Risen Upon Thee.
Also, if you have a blogging tip or product you’d love to feature in this linkup, please contact me! I would love to share your knowledge with everyone else, so we can all grow and help one another. I’ll also share a bit about your blog, testimony and mission online if you would like! Applicable to both contributors and non-contributors.
Please share only Christian related or homemaking posts here. Any links not in line with these topics will be removed. You are welcome to engage with the posts of other bloggers, but it is not required. If you would like to feature this linkup on your blog, use the button below! 🙂
Please link the button to: https://blessedtransgressions.org/category/thankful-grateful-linkup
Or, you can use this code for the button:
<center><a href="https://blessedtransgressions.org/category/thankful-grateful-linkup/"><img src="https://blessedtransgressions.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/blessedtransgressions_linkup_button.png"></a></center>
Now, without further delay… one of my top blogging tips!
I hope each of you visiting today get to have a wonderful time with family eating great food. I’m looking forward to seeing not only my mom’s side of the family, but my dad’s side too, and I know it will be a great day (and I won’t forget to give blueberry crisp a mention, one of my fav deserts!).
But for those who may have a little or a lot of sadness in this time of joy, my heart is with you ♥ I am dealing with some unwanted circumstances, as well as some others I know who I love dearly. Sorrow has not experienced a shortage, and maybe you’re feeling it too.
One thing that has brought me a lot of comfort and made my suffering a tad easier is this verse:
And being in agony [Jesus] was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground. Luke 22:43-44
I’ve experienced some fear lately that has left me feeling as though I could also cry or sweat tears of blood! And it’s been great to know that Jesus has also felt those feelings, yet, was still willing to go through with what the Father was asking of him.
If such suffering is necessary for Jesus to endure, and I’m striving to be like him, I need to just embrace it (even while admitting I don’t want too) and not try to find a rescue. Sometimes, situations simply need to be what they are before God lifts us up. Sometimes, there is not always going to be a way out that we can find until God makes it known.
Another gem that I have long found helpful and intriguing is this verse:
Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish. Isaiah 38:17
Today, I will be thankful for the lessons I have reaped through anguish, sorrow and discomfort, for most of them have changed me (positively) forever. I will be thankful God cares enough about me to open my eyes just long enough with an unpleasant situation so I can move forward toward wholeness and healing.
I encourage you on this thankful-spirited day to embrace the pain you feel like Jesus did, and allow God to use it to mold you, and then to take it when he’s done. God had a purpose and reward for Jesus’s great agony–just as he does for us!
Check out my Blogging Resources page for free and paid services I always recommend. Also, if you need more help organizing the tasks and posting schedule for your blog, check out the Ultimate Blogging Binder.