The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
A Big Congratulation to all our contributors, readers and helpers! This is a great year in review. Let’s start 2014 out with a renewed Hope! Happy New Year!
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,500 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
9 thoughts on “2013 in review”
Congratulations Bloggers! Well done for 2013!
Congratulations Blogmaster for a a “masterful” guidance, direction and delivery on a beautiful presentation of life, love & Hope to a thirsty world. More to come!!!
Hoping for more sold out performances for next year.
It is thrilling to see in the stats that readers came from 57 different countries!
Rick Warren gives us 7 Ways God Evaluates Our Faithfulness. I think No 7 seems so appropriate for us as we rejoice in our progress for 2013. 7. Do you pass on what you learn?
“The Bible talks a lot about the transferring process of multiplication. You’re to give what you learn to faithful men and those faithful men are to give it to others, and so on. None of us would be here today if there hadn’t been faithful men and women in the last 2000 years of the church. We’re leading today because some faithful men and women took time to write down the Scriptures, and others preserved the Scriptures, and others translated the Scriptures. We’re here because of the testimony of faithful people.
If God teaches you a spiritual truth and you’re learning a spiritual truth, it’s your duty to pass it on to others.
How do I become faithful? Galatians 5:22-23 says, “The fruit of the Spirit is faithfulness.” It’s one of the nine fruits. When the Holy Spirit lives in my life, I will demonstrate faithfulness. How do you know when you’re filled with the Spirit? What is the test? Some kind of emotional experience? Not necessarily. You can have an emotional experience and not be filled with the Spirit. What is the test? The fruit is the test. How do I demonstrate that I’m filled with the Spirit? I demonstrate it when I’m faithful to the responsibilities that God has given me.”
One of the highest commendations that I feel we could hear Jesus say to us is ‘well done good and faithful servant’ so faithfulness is surely a fruit we want growing on our tree.
Looking at the way Jesus lived His life is an example of faithfulness. One of His names according to Revelation is “Faithful”.
When I pause and think on the POWER in faithful(ness) it gives me an appreciation of how Moses might have felt with words, “Take off your shoes Moses. You are standing on Holy Ground.” I have felt that way recently when experiencing the power of His Faithfulness when seeing Jesus show His Face as Faithful. I, surely removed my shoes.