Why did I want to start a blog?
Have you ever had one of those nagging thoughts at the back of your mind for a long time, yet never seem to have the time to put it into reality? Blogging for me was one of those. In the age of immediate contact, social media and the extent that the internet reaches into, a blog is a tiny portion of that, yet I feel as if there’s a personal connection, and an individual creative space.
I’ve spent the last two years studying for my A levels, which I took in History, Music and Maths. As you may be able to imagine, this didn’t leave me very much time to pick up new hobbies, and learn skills such as basic coding. I’m now in the position where I have that opportunity, and am looking forward to exploring the blogging world as a new creative outlet: through words, photographs and artwork.
I’m not blogging for a specific audience – I want to blog for me. If that upsets you, I apologise; however it’s unlikely that I will make any changes. My plans for this year have been turned on their head, and as a result I’m learning how to rest, how to pause and take time for myself. Having planned to be involved in a 10-month gap year programme, and now being faced with ‘nothing’, this is daunting, but also exciting to see God’s plans.
I’m constantly reminded of the verse Jeremiah 29:11:
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Although I may have no idea what His plans are, He knows, and I trust that in time, He will reveal them.
The blog name was inspired by the song written by Leeland called ‘Lion and the Lamb’. The lyrics in this emphasise the characters of Jesus, both as the Lion of Judah, and the Lamb of God. For me, this epitomises the power and might of our God, while also showing the relationship available with Him. I want to use this year to draw nearer to him.
I’m excited about the year ahead, and what it may have in store, and I plan on taking the time to blog throughout.