If you still follow this blog, you may have noticed that I have not been active for some time now. There are several reasons for this. One of them was hurricane Michael. It damaged our home and severely damaged our community last October, and, as of yet, nothing in our lives around here has returned to anything resembling normal. I also allowed myself to become distracted by Face Book. I thought I could do better by reaching more people on that medium rather than with my blogging. I was wrong. But the real reason I stopped blogging is even more difficult to explain; mostly because I do not know how to explain it without sounding arrogant, self-centered or conceited. Still, if you are still out there, I owe it to you to try to explain.
I started blogging close to fifteen years ago. At that time, I thought I had something to say that others simply had to hear. I was wrong I was doing it because I liked the sound of my own voice, the attention it got me and the conflict it generated. In short, when I started blogging, I was part of the problem. Along the way, I started trying to actually live my faith. Looking back, I can see that, the better I got at walking according to Scripture, the more I drew back from expressing my thoughts and opinions. Until, now, I not only do not think I have anything of any great value to share, I have no desire to share it. Where blogging was once great fun to me, now, I count it nothing but drudgery. I simply do not want to do it — not anymore.
This brings me to the reason for this post. I have recently realized that I must stop with Face Book. In fact, I must pull back from a great many of the things most of us have come to consider as just being a normal part of our daily lives. Now, this is the part where I do not know how to explain what comes next without giving my readers the wrong impression — but I’ll try. I must draw back from these things because they are poison. At the same time, I must try to warn those who will listen. The only way I can warn anyone and have any certainty that I have some degree of control over maintaining my message is to go back to blogging. I own the domains — at least for the time being. This means, the information I post remains under my control — again, for the time being. This is quickly going to become absolutely crucial to anyone who seeks to learn or preserve the Truth. I see a great evil coming. In fact, I fear it is already upon us. And I am compelled to explain what I have been shown to anyone with ears to hear.
This is why I am not only going to return to all three of my blogs, but I am going to be more active and write with much more purpose than I ever have. But I am not doing so because I want to do so. In fact, I want to avoid this more than ever, because — if I am correct about what is coming — my blogging may well seal my fate, and that of the ones I love most. No, I am going to return to my blogs because it is what I know I am supposed to be doing and because, more than anything, I wish to be obedient to He Who matters most. At the same time, I wish my readers to know that I am no prophet, nor do I claim to be. I have been given no special revelation. In fact, I have no special gifts of any kind. I am just a person who said, “Here I am, send me,” and He — in His great wisdom — sent me. Now, I only pray I do not fail Him, or any of you who may read my words. This will be my prayer from this point forward: this, and that my words will somehow help whomever they are meant to find.
[NOTE: In the next few days, I will write a post explaining my plans for all three of my blogs. Please stay tuned. I won’t be long in putting up my next post.]
7 thoughts on “To Those Still Following This Blog”
So sorry for what you and your family have had to endure following the hurricanes. Didn’t know you were in that area and our prayers are with you and all affected. I for one, have missed your insight to matters important to our well being and look forward to your writings.
It is largely through your kind words of encouragement from people such as yourself that I know I am supposed to return to my blogs. You and others like you have affirmed the prompting I have been feeling for some time now. I will not tell you I look forward to returning, but I can say that I look forward to doing what I believe I have been asked to do. My most sincere desire is to obey. And having people such as yourself out there telling me that I am doing good will ease what will definitely be a burden. Thank you 🙂
I’m glad you’ve decided to blog again. I’m not on social media…by design, so it’s nice to hear of your return to a media I can partake in.
You’re blogging has prompted me to go deep into many important topics, and I welcome your perspective. Whose words would be spoken from a Scriptural perspective, if not yours? In times of declining morality, the clarion call to Scripture and analysis of current events in that light are rare delicacies indeed.
And yes, I feel what is coming too. After years of asking the Lord for guidance but hearing nothing, the floodgates have finally opened and my calling has been revealed. It’s daunting, but a burden I am uniquely capable of carrying in His service.
I applaud your courage to speak Truth and follow your calling.
I know what you mean about being uniquely equipped to perform a specific task for Him. He made me such that, when He is ready, He can dump massive amounts of information into me and I can sort wheat from chaff and assimilate everything into a coherent picture, then explain — in simple terms — things that others tell me are too complicated for them to grasp. I honestly do not understand why this is special, but I have heard it from enough people that I just accept it now: the Lord has provisioned me to do a specific task, and now, I must do it to the best of my understanding and ability — period. I’ll keep you in my prayers that he will help you accomplish your task, as well.
Thank you, your prayers mean a LOT to me, and are needed. You and yours are definitely in my prayers. Thank you for sharing about the hurricane, and hope recovery comes soon.
Glad you are back. Praying that things return to “normal” sooner than later. Of course, through these journeys we always come out stronger. Thank you for enlightening me on these subjects, that otherwise I would probably never be. I’m not on Facebook or any other form of social media. So, thank you!
You are most welcome. Just glad I could serve 🙂