I don’t know about you, but change is not my favorite thing.
I prefer worn and comfy to crisp and shiny.
I like that comfortable kind of feeling that accompanies knowing what to expect.
As a result, I can tend to shy away from new things.
But I can’t deny the biblical truth that our God is One who delights in newness.
New things. (Isaiah 43:18-19; Revelation 21:5)
New creations. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
New songs. (Psalm 96:1; 98:1; Isaiah 42:10)
A new name. (Revelation 2:17)
A new covenant. (Hallelujah…Hebrews 9:15)
New birth. (I Peter 1:3)
Not to mention a brand spanking new me. (Ephesians 4:22-24)
As a preferrer of comfortable and familiar, one of the scariest things about writing in this format is also surprisingly becoming my most favorite:
It presents lots of new.
Learning new skills, partnering with new people, facing new challenges, and practicing stewardship in new and exciting ways. And best of all, seeing God work in fantastically new and amazing ways.
It’s with great joy that I’d like to introduce something new at A Divine Encounter. Beginning today, you’ll be able to drop by every Friday and be blessed by the Grace and Truth Linkup.
To be quite upfront, one year ago, I didn’t even know what a linkup was. Perhaps some of you don’t either; and before you decide that you’d rather opt out of something new, especially if you don’t have a clue what in the world I’m talking about, let me urge you just to give this something new a try.
Because the Grace and Truth Linkup will simply be a place where Christian bloggers can come on Fridays and leave links to some of their best faith-based posts. That means you’ll be able to drop in like always, but instead of finding just me, you’ll find other great Christian writers, too.
To check out the posts, you can simply scroll down past the rules and other gobbledygook we’ve provided for the bloggers linking their posts, and look for the rows of post titles and images. Peruse the titles at your leisure; read what appeals to you, and pass over what doesn’t.
I’ve spent a lot of time praying over this something new. Praying that it will spread God’s glory. Praying that it will be a source of blessing in your walk with Him. Asking Him to use this endeavor to help you encounter Him.
In all the best familiar ways.
And just maybe in new ways, too.
Grace & Truth exists to point people to Jesus! We hope this link-up will be a source of encouragement each and every week. If you’re a blogger our hope is that you’ll use this space as a way to meet new friends within the Christian blogging community. If you’re a reader our hope is that you’ll meet new bloggers that love Jesus just as much as you do! Most of all, we hope you’ll meet Jesus here.
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1.) Follow your hosts via their blog and/or social media channels.
2.) Leave 1-2 of your most recent CHRISTIAN LIVING posts. Please do not link DIY, Crafts, Recipes, etc. Links of this kind will be deleted.
3.) Grab a button or link back to encourage new linkers. This is not mandatory to participate, but is required to be featured next week.
4.) Visit 2-3 other links and leave a meaningful comment! We want to encourage community, so please don’t link and run!
5.) Each host will choose one link to feature and promote via their social media channels next week. See requirements above to be featured.
6.) All links are randomly sorted – feel free to link as early or as late as you’d like. The playing field is even!
7.) By linking up you agree to allow the hosts to use your featured post image if you are chosen as a feature for next week.
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