Thank you for taking time out of your day, or evening, to read my blog. I’m encouraged and inspired by the way God is working in our lives. If you haven’t checked out my podcast, Keeping it Real: One Sister’s Journey, I hope you will. There is a direct link to the side of this blog. This past June I made a prayerful decision to change up my podcast format. At first I thought, ugh, my listenership dropped, and I prayed about going back to my original formatting, but I didn’t. In my heart I knew God called me to spend a week on one topic to encourage, uplift, and inspire others.
I’m so thankful for my listeners: past, present, and future yet my thankfulness to God for the way He works through me is such a blessing. I share this to encourage all of you. If I gave up then I would have missed the blessing. God has increased my listeners. God is using little ol’ me and a country girl’s podcast to share His love with others. It is a humbling feeling to know God cares so much for His people, and even a woman like myself, that He will bless us because we obey. God loves us, you, and me, enough to use people like me, and you, to encourage, uplift, and inspire others. How cool is that!?
God is using you, like He uses me. Do we always say yes and allow God to use us as His ambassador to grow His Kingdom, share His love, hope, and peace? I can’t answer yes to this question, wish I could, but I can’t. As a human, I often give in to the world’s leading instead of God’s. I share this so you can see a real-life example of something that might be small to someone else but to me, is HUGE. I enjoy podcasting, blogging, writing, speaking, and now to share healthier eating options. I give all the glory to God. If I weren’t following His lead, I wouldn’t see the benefits.
The benefits aren’t in dollar bills. The best things in life don’t have price tags and are not measured by the amount of money in one’s bank account. While it would be nice to have a 30, or 60-day reserve in our bank account, we hold something far greater. I’ve been blessed to hear from listeners, readers, and customers who are encouraged, uplifted, and have hope because God used me to be a little nugget in their life. I’m overwhelmed by the number of people listening to my podcast, reading this blog, following my cooking page, and then taking the time to reach out and say thank you.
It is I that should thank you! Thank you for reaching out to let me know God has touched your heart, that some little nugget I shared brought you the encouragement you needed, at the moment you needed it. Often in life, we are used by God and may never know. The Bible asks us to lead, share, and model His love and provision and to never expect recognition, and possibly to know if we made a difference. Some of the things that brought me the most joy are the things no one knew were me yet to know God can use a small-town girl like me to encourage someone else is motivating and encouraging.
Thank you for being God’s angels and encouragers in my life! I hope you have a great day, week, and month. Your time is precious, and I appreciate you making time to learn and experience life with me.
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Lisa M Buske
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