The Summer Vacation from school has come and gone. As I have mentioned before, I have four sons. This summer has been a busy one with them. Many things have changed, and now that they are back in school, I am back to my regularly scheduled program. And before I begin with another coffee session, I have to say this: I am so very grateful to the teachers and others involved in the care of my guys when they are not in my care. And I praise God and ask God to keep them safe from all hurt, harm, and danger. In Jesus’ name!
Today, my goal is to set up for success in this endeavor of getting God’s Word out there in a clear way. My goal is to help others to see the truth in His Word and apply it to their own lives bringing them closer and closer to the Father. Relationship with God through Christ is our ultimate mission. Our calling is what we do to get closer to God while bringing others along with us. And our goals lend to our calling. This is what God has purposed for me to do.
So for the foreseeable future, I will continue to relay to you all what I have been hearing God teach me in His Word. His Spirit overflows in me on to these pages. And my prayer is that this helps guide you to Him and grow in Him. That is true peace.
Currently, I have been physically writing out passages of Scripture with a pen and a giant notebook. It really is cathartic for me, and the act of writing out each word causes me to slow down and soak them in. When I read, it is more hurried, and I miss out on some key point that God wants me to see. He will prompt me to reread a passage a couple of times. However, there are times that I push away that prompting because I think that I am too busy to reread it and I feel that I need to push on and get the passage done. I don’t know if I am the only one or if there are some of you that can relate to this feeling. But I try not to do it, and yet I still do it. Paul said this, “For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. [Romans 7:15]” I hate rushing through His Word. However, somehow I do it anyway at times. This is why I am bringing my flesh under submission with writing it out. The act itself causes me to read it slowly, see it with my eyes, feel it with my hands, and hear it as I say it out loud. It is difficult to bring our flesh in submission, but it has to be done.
If it helps you to do so, try it. I found myself writing more than I had intended for the day, and I get so many pearls of wisdom out of it that I can actively apply to the situations that I face that day/week/month/year.
Gotta go fill up my cup…..