So here's the deal, this week I discovered that I had been nominated for KCRA's A-List: Best Local Blogger. In disbelief, I laughed and could not help but say "No Way!?!" Not only was it not a joke, I had already gotten a couple of votes.
I'm such a little blog, I love being here, I love when you and I connect, but I'm such a little blog. I try to post things that are from the heart, personal. I post things I'm learning about myself and parenting and life.
Now here is another part of the story. I discovered a little later that I was nominated by my dad. I won't lie...I had a teenage girl moment and in my heart I thought, "oh Dad, that's so embarrassing!" He is one of my biggest fans! Then I thought some more about it. He genuinely thinks that I am the Best Blogger. I know my dad, this is the same man who would not drive me to American Idol Auditions because he was afraid I'd end up on the blooper reel. The same man who pulled me out of gymnastics because my chubby little thighs could not climb the rope. He genuinely thinks, I'm the Best Local Blogger.
I realize that I would do the same for any of my children and even more I think that is a fraction of what God, our heavenly father would do. You see, sometimes we don't feel like we are even close to the best, but God, he is nominating us. He is saying "YOU are the best!" because we are his. He does not need the biggest, he does not need the most popular or the well versed. He see us and knows us, and still as a father would, says to us "YOU are the best!"
I am reminded of Moses, who only God could have nominated to lead the Israelites out of Egypt.
"But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”
Or David, who was not who others would have nominated, but he was exactly who God had!
" But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”"
-1 Samuel 16:7
And lastly Gideon, who even to his disbelief was nominated.
"The angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.”"
God has a plan for you, a nomination, that even you might not believe.
I am grateful for my dad's nomination, I am grateful for the example of a father's love and the reminder of God's love.
There is a good chance I will not win, let's face it, the two current leaders are giving away a pair of Jordan's and movie tickets. I will keep doing what I do, sharing my heart and the loveliness God shares with me....
As a "Thank You" to everyone who has voted for me, I'm doing a giveaway. One of you will win one of my favorites, its a Devotional from one of my favorites, Jen Hatmaker!
I'll admit, it's kind of a "mom" prize, but I'm sure you all know a mom who could be blessed with this! And don't worry, although my copy is pretty worn and well loved, I will be sending the winner a new copy!
All you have to do is have voted for me and use the entry form below.
Please don't see this as a bribe, it is sincerely a "Thank You" the best I know how!a Rafflecopter giveaway