Actually this is only a partial list of the countries...I'm not sure how they tally this, but each day I see lists of statistics from many different parts of the world...and I am so intrigued by this. How do you find my blog? What key words are you using that directed you here? I have just recently compiled the index of keywords, which serves as a topical index to help you find whatever subject matter or scripture verse you are seeking. I have noticed that this has actually increased the volume of traffic on my blog. And I have found these daily statistics almost addictive! Everytime I see that someone is online reading my blog from somewhere in the world I get really excited!! I just wish I knew who you were and where you are reading from...and if you are finding some measure of hope, encouragement and inspiration from what you are reading. If so, then I have done my job...and God has done His job as well!!!!
Thank you, dear friends, wherever you are! In the old south we have a saying when we say good-bye to friends... "Y'all come back now, you hear?" Pure southern colloquialism...but it says exactly what I want to say...Please do come back and stay a while. I also have a needlepoint picture from my grandmother hanging in my kitchen that says it even better:
Dear Lord, Today I lift up these dear friends from around the world to You, and I ask that You would bless them with Your peace, Your presence, and Your comfort in whatever circumstances they may be currently enduring. Lord, where there is pain, I pray You would bring relief. Where there is sickness, please reach down and bring healing. If there is strife or hurt, or sin or distress, help them to find rest and restoration and forgiveness in You, Oh Lord. Thank you for bringing them to my Open Window. I pray that all of their "closed doors" would lead to new opportunities and adventures within Your plan for their lives. I thank You and give You all the praise, glory and honor today.
In Jesus' Name I pray,