Well, here I am with my first post on this site. I've decided that I want to be a blogger instead of a xanga user. I will not shut my xanga down yet. In fact, I'm not posting that I've switched yet. SO, when you finally get the notification that I'm switching to blogspot and you come on here and see several posts...don't be offended. I'm going to try this out a bit before telling people that I'm switching. Why am I switching? Well, for starters, I could never figure out how to do this: on xanga. I could never figure out how to get pictures to be added. Also, I have many blogs that I read daily and I wanted to be a part of the main action attraction with blogspot. I'm just being a follower, I guess. So, I will mainly use this and facebook now. Look me up on their if you have a page. I'm 'Devon "Dopps" Vickers.'
I really want this to be a journal-type blog. I have many thoughts/feelings/urges/promptings that I need to follow...I need to get out...I need be encouraged on. I need someone (or many someones) to keep me accountable. You see...I'm a procrastinator. I'm a procrastinator when it comes to my home. I'm a procrastinator when it comes to my God. I need someone to ask me how I'm doing along the way in both areas. I need people to challenge me to do better. I need people to say, "Dev...you're not keeping up with that so well..." I need to start a routine. I need to get God into my routine as more than just a subtle acknowledgement and more as a driving force in my everyday life. I need to get my house in a routine that I follow every week and do not waver from. When I keep things going smoothly, I have such a feeling of accomplishment. I know with all of my heart that if I could (would) get my lazy butt up and start with time with God in the morning, my day would be more productive...more focused...more powerful. SO, I am going to do my best...my absolute best...to make this happen.
Even now, I'm sitting here thinking to myself, "that's not really practical right now, though...we'll start out slow...eventually we'll get to a morning devotional-type thing...who am I kidding? We all know that I'll say all of this and it will never happen..." As a fellow blogger out their in bloggity land recently blogged, "SATAN IS A LIAR!!!" He is sooooooo good at keeping me down. He is sooooo good at getting me to screw around rather than pray/read/sing/praise. He is good at what he does... HOWEVER, God is BETTER and STRONGER and much, much more faithful and I am going to call upon His name to give me the strength to focus...to be still...to listen...to commune with Him.
I'm still sitting here saying things to myself like, "I'm not going to be successful at this at the beginning, but I'll get better and hopefully someday I'll be good at it." SHEESH!
I'm going to get me a devotional book of some sort and start going at it. In fact, I'm going over to Amanda's blog right now to ask her the name of the book that has put her in such a great spirit.
Wish me luck girls (and guys if any guys read this)...I'm GOING FOR IT!!!
(OR, pray for me...that'd be even better....)