Several years ago I had a blog that I used for posting about my love of scrapbooking, my family and my faith. However, over the last 3 or 4 years I haven’t really done anything with it since I only scrapbook about once or twice a year now. During that same time, I began feeling a call to write and speak about my faith so I created a private Facebook page called “Wrapped in Mercy & Grace” where I would do live video devotions and messages as well as other posts regarding my faith.
But during the last year I have only posted a few times on that page and every time I would think about doing a new video, I would hear God whisper to me, “Why are you trying to keep your faith private?” and then I would go blank and not have anything to post. (I was also writing my first full Bible-study at that time – more about that in another post!)
Then a couple of weekends ago, I had the opportunity to participate in a online live streaming of the She Speaks Conference hosted by Proverbs 31 Ministries. This is a conference specifically for women who have a desire to write, teach and speak about their faith in Jesus. I began praying hard for God to give me confirmation about this so called desire I had. I wanted to know this desire was from Him and not just something Tonya wanted to do. Well let me just tell you….God showed up and spoke loudly to me. He reassured me that this desire is from HIM. He has given me this desire and I have not been faithful in following it. But no longer!!!!
So I surrendered it all to Him on July 27 and committed to share publicly what He puts on my heart. I prayed “Give me the words Lord and I will give you my voice.” This voice is both spoken and written words which leads to this new blog! This will be one of the places I share what God puts on my heart. Some of my posts will be written and some will be video. I am hoping to have some guest bloggers who have the same call on their lives as I do as well. In addition, I will be creating a public Facebook page where this blog will be connected for those who would rather use social media.
I ask that you please be in prayer for me and share this blog with your friends. We live in a world with hurting people and their only solution is JESUS! My prayer is that God will use my voice for His glory and honor so that the broken, hurting and lost can see Jesus. I am also praying for each person that visits this blog and am praying it will help you become more Rooted in Jesus!
With Much Love, Tonya