Sunday, August 26, 2012

Farewell My Friends

 I want to personally thank each person who took the time out to say a prayer for me on my time off this week. It has been a hard decision and I've been thinking about it for some time now. During my days off from posting blogs I thought about how much I do and how I get so busy doing things that I have neglected where I am needed the most. 

And so I had this spirit of heaviness that was weighing me down so much that I wasn't been productive in the area of Ministry where the Lord has called me. And so this decision does not come easy because I have been blogging on this site for almost four years and been faithful to it. But how many of you know that while doing things that are good is not always where the Lord would have you to be?

Over the years I have meet some wonderful friends we shared stories some of you have even contacted me personally and had me pray for you, some of you we talked on the phone without even meeting face to face.  I will never forget any of you. 

To my faithful readers and those who comment all the time I feel as though I know you guys so very well, and though we never met in person I know your hearts and you know mine. So you know this is hard for me to do. But I must be obedient to God and do more of what He has called me to do and that is to Evangelize.And do it with everything that is within me. But see I could not do that at first because I was spreading myself so thin. 

But I want you to know today that you can still connect with me over at "The Devotion Cafe' 
love and empowerment is the foundation. http://desirayl.wordpress.com

To me this is not the end of our friendship but just another chapter in our relationship. And so I pray that you would follow me over to The Devotion Cafe' each day and receive your freshly brewed cup of the word. During those days where I took of from writing I had many thoughts come into my mind and than I even thought of how Mary and Martha both loved Jesus but when Jesus came to visit Mary sat at His feet to learn more of Him while Martha stayed in the back cooking, cleaning and being busy of the world. And so it had me thinking, have I become so busy in doing other things that I have neglected what is really important? And the answer was "YES" I have neglected what was really important and though I love blogging on this site and it has helped many people I had to learn this lesson that the Lord showed me.  Desiray are you doing it for (God) or are you doing it for yourself? 

The Lord has been speaking to me about leaving this site many times before and each time I disobeyed all because I viewed it as what I am writing I am helping but God was saying it was for a season and your season is now over. 
I need you to be working more in your calling I have called you to.

I will miss you all so very much thank you for the friendship and sisterhood, but most of all for accepting me as your sister in Christ. I look forward to seeing your lovely faces at The Devotion Cafe.

8 comments:

Jean Wise said...

I know how time consuming and spirit draining keep a blog active can be and have wondered about you doing two of them. So bless you on your decision and of course I will continue to follow you at the other site. God smiles because you are obedient

Desiray said...

Thank you Jean it was really draining me...I look forward to seeing you at the other website...

kelita said...

I came on your blog today to find out the news! I'm so glad that I came on here and Im a bit sad to hear your are moving on. We all have things the we have to do. So as you go I hope that you will be enriched and fulfilled with all that God has planned for you. Be Blessed sister. Thank you for all your that you have written and the encouragement of your blog. :) blessings ps. I dont write on my blog right now. here is my email kemarias@yahoo.com

Desiray said...

Thank you Kelita for that wonderful send off. Yes God has been moving me and it has been a struggle for me because I really did not want to give this site up but God has been speaking to me for months about this and so I finally listen and now I am trying to do my best to be 100% devoted to the calling He has placed on my life. Thanks for the email and I will email you by the way so you know it's mine, mine is scent4roses@yahoo.com Again thanks so much I will miss everyone but hey you can always visit the Ministry website I have up. Okay

Reese said...

I was thinking about you today and decided to check out your blog. I am sorry to hear that you are saying farewell on this blog, but I certainly understand when God calls you to something else. You know what, THANK YOU for being hones and obeying Him! I pray God will continue to use you.

Desiray said...

Good day Reese thank you for having me on your mind. Yes it was hard to say goodbye to this site but God is calling me so something much more which is taking allot of my time. But please don't be a stranger come over my daily devotion this is where God has me now ministering to people and so much more. I would love to have you visit me there..Thank you for your friendship.

Yvette said...

I know exactly how you feel! I will be sure to "visit" you at the devotion cafe. Blessings!

Susan Marlene Kinney said...

Hi Desiray, you had stopped at my blog a while ago. I want to say thank you for your focus on doing God's will and doing it His way! That is awesome and such an example. I know that I have many times spread myself too thin also. I want to say that I just prayed for you also. Take care and be blessed! :)