“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” Isaiah 26:3
One reason I “put off” starting work on any spiritual writing is that I was aware of the concept that when you say “yes” to something God is asking you to do, forces will come against you.
These forces include bringing you face-to-face with your complete lack of qualification to say anything spiritual because of your own weakness or immaturity. So the temptation arises to simply cease the work.
As I began the series of blog posts about “peace,” forces were working to undermine that in my life. Nothing all that unusual or out-of-the-ordinary, but some opportunities for testing were presented and I perceived lack in my own capacity to be a peacemaker. And, truth be told, I perceived lack in my DESIRE to be a peacemaker in certain situations.
So it’s easy to simply put off more writing.
But then I looked at the counter on this blog.
I have over 20,000 hits on this blog.
I know it has helped some people.
And I know it has helped me to write it and explore the fruits.
So I am going to continue and re-commit.
There is power in consistency in working towards a goal.
There is power in refusing to buy into the messages that seek to throw you off-course.
So fixing back onto the goal to provide fruit cultivation for myself and all who read.
Today my mind is fixed back on God’s peace.
“Oh God, my heart is fixed…” (Psalm 108:1)
All the Best in 2013,