My reason for blogging was brought about by a change in circumstances relating to health and finances. I was seventy-nine and I had worked for years in ministry to older people or to children. I do not believe one retires from the Lord’s work. What to do when I can no longer walk across parking lots and down nursing home halls? What to do when I can no longer pick up a child? What to do with no income to support my taking someone to dinner, or providing transportation to hospital? What to do?
These scripture phrases were important to me: “What’s that in your hand?” “She has done what she could” “Whatever your hand finds to do?” So. what could I do?
The associate pastor with whom I had worked for several years often urged us older folks to begin a blogging ministry. I decided to give it a try. So my venture into WordPress began.
First off I had to have a name. Oneta Hayes was not sufficient. I knew I wanted a name that gave me a wide range of subjects and I wanted them all to be something I could offer to God to give him pleasure as he gives me and my readers pleasure. I guess at that point he directed me to “Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God…2 Corinthians 2:15.” A Christ-like fragrance! That is what I want, so began “sweetaroma.”
Some might inquire about how I can also get on a rant, write humor, make up stories, accept challenges of all sorts as a sweet fragrance to God. Well, I even tell God funny jokes sometimes! Jesus was Master Teacher as he used common objects to teach a moral lesson. Most of my blogs have a moral lesson of some kind – even if it is a lesson like “that was a dumb thing to do.” I value the time my readers give to me, so I try to hit with a punch and get out fast, hopefully leaving you with a pay off for your time with me.
So I’ll use this post to check myself. Can I offer it to God? Will He like it? Is it short and worth my readers time? Did I teach any kind of lesson? My answers are (hopefully) Yes, Yes, and I think so. My lesson is: God has a reason for you being on earth. His reason does not end until he takes you home. Everyone must be willing to let go of past achievements and try out new glories. Yes, he moves us from glory to glory.
Written for a challenge by VJ