Friday, July 9, 2010

Goodbye...for now

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. ~ Hebrews 12:1-2

If you're a regular reader to my blog, you know my posts have been very sporadic as of late.  I'm not sure how to transition into something like this except to say after much thought and prayer in these last few weeks, I've come to the decision to suspend my blog.  I say suspend because I'm not entirely sure I'll never be back.  However, for now I'm certain it's the right choice.

"My Cup Runneth Over" represents a significant investment of my heart and God has clearly used it for much good in my life -- not the least of which has been connecting me with you.  I've said before but it bears repeating here...I set out to create a place in Blogworld to share blessings and encourage others, but God turned that blessing around tenfold as YOU shared blessings and encouraged ME!  Truly I can say this experience (and many of you) have changed my life in many wonderful ways.

So, why the departure?  Well, speaking for me personally, blogging became too much of a good thing.  A few weeks back I realized (or perhaps finally listened to that still small voice that had been trying to tell me) blogging was taking too big a place in my life.  It was crowding out other things...important things.

Interestingly enough, this realization came simultaneously (or perhaps because of) a season I currently find myself in.  Beth Moore calls it "Further Still."  I can't think of any other (or any better) way to say it.  She explains there are times God has us walk our faith journey shoulder to shoulder with other believers, but then there are times when he wants to take us to a place of "further still," where no one else can go with us.  He and I have already started down this road and I can tell you, the closer I draw to Him, the more real and precious He becomes.  I don't want to waste a moment of this journey, walking alongside the One who calls my name, so I'll humbly narrow my gaze toward Him and press forward to the place of further still.

And so, for now...this is Good-bye.  Thank you for your kindness, friendship, encouragement and love.  You will forever have a place in my heart.  I pray God's sweetest and most abundant blessings for you.


P.S. I'd welcome the opportunity to stay in contact via e-mail, should you so desire.