Philippians 2:12-14 – “Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do his good pleasure. Do all things without murmurings and disputings: that ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither labored in vain.”
Yes, my friend, I have been absent for some time. But I am grateful that you have taken time out of your busy day to read my musings, again.
I have been contemplating beginning this blog, yet again, for some time now. My mom had asked me about it a few weeks ago and then last night, a dear lady at church asked me. Between the messages I have heard about reaching out and participating in your purpose and the dear people in my life reminding me of the good things that God has in store for those who obey, I’m going to do my best to make the time to blog again.
You see, I could give you all kinds of excuses ranging from spiritual (reading through my Bible last year) to carnal (just don’t have the time). But if I’m honest with myself, I let the devil take away my joy in writing. Sad, I know.
Last night, my associate pastor reminded me of this amazing fact – “When we praise God in our current situation, God can release His power and work through us instead of around us.”
I have been in the way too much this last year. I have allowed all kinds of things, both spiritual and carnal, to get in the way of something that I know God uses to bless other people, including myself. Instead of praising God in my chaos through my blog, I just stopped and God had to work around me instead of through me. I was working on the inside but I wasn’t letting it come out on the outside.
So, let’s do this together. Let’s stop making excuses and start letting God. Let’s start working on the inside and letting it come out onto the outside. Let’s let God work through us instead of around us.