Why did I choose “Hope Is Calling” for a title? Well… first I tried my name, then I tried my favorite Bible verse (Ephesians 1:17-19), then I tried my favorite song, phrases from the song, phrases that I call myself, bits of misc stuff…and everything was taken! Talk about feeling unoriginal! I even tried a line out of a song that I WROTE and it was taken, too! Of course… every time that it said it was taken, I went to see who had taken it and what they wrote. Some of them had precious little there, others were quite interesting… katiesthoughts.blogspot was extremely interesting to read… another Katie… also a Christian… and a bit like me! 🙂 Apparantly there are a lot of Christians blogging, judging by the numbers of Christian phrases and such that I tried, which were taken. *smile*
Anyway… so I came back to my favorite verse and what, to me, is the most intriguing part of it… “the hope of His calling.” When that verse became my favorite, it was for other parts of the verse, such as “open the eyes of your heart” and “spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him” (BTW… RevelationsOfHim isn’t taken on here yet) … and “riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.” But I didn’t get the “hope of His calling” part. I couldn’t figure out what it meant, exactly. But during the last two years, I have slowly come to think of the hope of God’s calling as summing up the fullness and richness and wonder of everything that we receive of God’s love when we respond to God’s calling in our life. And THAT is precisely what the world needs to see.
So what am I mostly likely to blog about? Probably things that I wish I could share with others… things that I love… things that make a difference in my life… just sharing my heart.
In the meantime, I’ll just post the link to my testimony, as written roughly two years ago, which is my website here: www.hopeiscalling.com/makeover. That says a bit about who I am… at least the part of me that’s most important.