My favorite TV show is Full House. All-time. Not gonna change. And since the name of the first episode of Full House is “Our Very First Show”, I thought the name of this blog would be fitting for My Very First Blog.
Cute name: check.
I like the idea of blogging. I like the idea of sharing our lives with each other: the fun times, the hard times. The important times. And I decided that since I’m gonna be a wife (not really sure what that actually had to do with it), now would be a great time to start. So Trigg bought me my own domain! (If you don’t know who he is, check out my About Me section.)
Cute website/blogging platform: check.
So now there’s not much left to do but write. Which is hilarious because everyone I know thinks I hate writing. I’m a math major. I tested out of the only two college English classes I was going to have to take, while I was still in high school, in like, three different ways. Dual Enrollment, AP tests, ACT scores, boom. I was NOT taking any more English after high school. No way.
…but I like to write.
I also like to read. Not in English class…but I like to read. Maybe some day I’ll write a blog about my favorite books. Books are so good…I have a lot!
But reading books inspires me to write. I’m so excited to be able to write about my life. And I hope that I can be a lovesome writer, like the name of my website. Lovesome. Inspiring love. Lovely. Lovable. It amazes me that the word lovesome has three definitions in one. And I want to be all three!
I want to inspire love in others! Two Bible verses came to mind with this portion of the definition. One pretty well known, and one that has been at the front of my mind lately. First, from the gospels:
Matthew 7:12 (NIV) So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
The golden rule, as it’s known. Treat others the way you want to be treated. Not the way you think they deserve. Inspire love by loving others.
My next verse is from 1 Peter. I first heard this verse when I was looking to the Bible for verses about women and modesty. But this one hit me hard. Especially because it is specifically speaking to wives…and I’m going to be a wife. I’ll post the whole passage, but I just want to talk about verse 1.
1 Peter 3:1-4 (NIV) 1 Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, 2 when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. 3 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.
First of all, wow. Just wow. What a tall order. I pray that the Holy Spirit will lead me to be this wife for Trigg.
Like I said, though, verse 1 is the one I really want to look at. That “they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives”. I think a lot of inspiring love happens not with words, but behavior.
God let my behavior inspire love.
I have a few different lines of thought with this one.
First, the obvious, I want to be a lovely woman and a lovely writer. I want to be charmingly beautiful. And God says that I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14)! That’s a lovely thought 🙂
When I think about the definition of the word lovely as it applies to spiritual things, I think of praise songs about Jesus and Philippians 4:8. The worship song “Here I am to Worship” says to God, You’re altogether lovely, altogether worthy, altogether wonderful to me. I love the truth of those words. I also think about Philippians 4:8:
Philippians 4:8 (NIV) Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.
Just as the Bible commands us to think on lovely things, I want to write about lovely things, that my words will please God in everything.
The last portion of the definition of lovesome is lovable. In all of my sin and shame, God says I’m lovable. His Son suffered on the cross because of me…but God says I’m lovable. In fact, Jesus died for me BECAUSE he loves me so much.
John 3:16 (NIV) For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Praise God. And I hope my blog can be lovable, too!
So, like I said, I’m so excited to open this new door in my life and become a blogger. I’m thankful for the platform I’m blessed to have. And I’m thankful that God gives me countless blessings and teaches me more about Himself every day…so I’ll have a lot to write about! And at that I’ll sign off of this Very First Blog. But there will be more, and I hope you’ll be here to read them!