2020 - the beginning of a new decade and the beginning of a new venture...blogging! It's with a little bit of trepidation that I step out to share more of what goes on in this little old head of mine. The formula is pretty simple for me. I love Jesus. I believe He is the King of kings and Lord of lords. I believe He still speaks today. And I believe that the prayer He shared with His disciples is one that we still need to pray today...may God's Kingdom come and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
I've named this blog 'Lightning Valley' for a couple of reasons. Firstly, my name broken into it's two syllables is Lyn and dal. In Danish, lyn is 'lightning' and dal is 'valley' (I discovered this when I became friends with a very intelligent and wonderful Danish girl at Bible School in Canada many years ago). Secondly, I think it encapsulates a little of who I am as a person and God's purpose for my life. Lightning is electricity produced in storms and if it escapes the clouds, will strike the earth. It is extremely hot and extremely bright and powerful. It's brilliance gets people talking. When we allow the power of the Holy Spirit to work through us, we can be like a lightning strike bringing God's fire, light and transformational power to people's lives here on earth...people who are often walking in 'valley' experiences. Plus, I think it sounds kinda cool!
So what can you expect from this blog? Honesty (I don't know how to be any other way), vulnerability (just starting this is a big step for me) and insight into the Kingdom of God. Prayer is one of my passions, so you'll probably be hearing a lot about that! I just wrote a 31 day devotional last year about prayer so stay tuned for what's happening with that this year! I also have a passion to see the Church all that she's meant to be - the beautiful, radiant bride of Christ that displays His character to the world. I love to see people from all different backgrounds coming together to worship the King. And I love travel and bringing the encouragement of Christ to the nations of the world. I've been to lots of countries (21 in fact, but who's counting?) and have lived in Wodonga (where I was born), Melbourne, Darwin and now Brisbane...not to mention extended stints in Canada. Oh, and I may have a slight obsession with tennis, watching the big guns slug it out on the worlds stage. Everyone needs a little light entertainment from time to time, right?
I'm looking forward to seeing what the new year brings as I start life in a new city. How about you? What are you looking forward to this year?