Well, we are back! Did you miss us? Did you even know we had left? 😀
Kathy and I closed the ministry behind this website two years ago. At the time, I didn’t think about keeping this site up and didn’t really have the time or desire to maintain it. But a recent conversation with a mentor of mine got me think along the lines of the letter to the church in Ephesus in Revelation 2: 2-5 and “returning to my first love” – I had been frustrated with a lot of things in my life and this talk was a wake call for me.
So, I’ve spent the last week getting the domain registered again, rebuilding the website and making sure all the posts were cleaned up and working (some links had broken and there were far too many spelling errors that we had not caught before!) This is the first post and I pray that we won’t get into the ruts that we had before of not being consistent – right now we already have posts for about the next month if we post weekly (some that had been in the wings when we shut down the site).
Does that mean we are starting up our ministry again? Maybe; God hasn’t given us clear direction for that but it’s a possibility. All I know is that God had given us words for us to share and they needed to be accessible again. Reading through all of the old posts as I did the cleanup was good – there were some words I needed to hear again! That alone was confirmation of what I felt the Spirit telling me. This is just a first step.
There will still be some tweaking as we continue to listen and wait on God to guide our steps. It has been several years since we laid out the purpose of the site and it has probably changed – looking at many of the posts, I’m sure that was part of the problem in trying to continue to write – our purpose had changed but we were trying to write to fit what we thought it was, not what God was telling us it was.
Over the last couple of years, it is safe to say that we have grown some. God has been working in us and we have been under some great teaching that has helped us understand who God is and who were are in Him – our identity as believers and followers of Jesus, and how we are to walk in His power and authority. This has been sometimes painful but it has been good.
Well, look for a “real” post in the next few days. Probably one that Kathy has ready to go. In the meantime, let me pray for us:
Abba, You are faithful. Your promises are true – even when we hide them from our sight. Thank You, Abba, that you give us insights and bring to mind all the things that You have told us – things about Yourself and things about ourselves. You call us sons and daughters, You call us Redeemed. Abba, let us not trust our way or thoughts or be deceived by the enemy, but let us hold fast to Your Word – both the Written Word and the Living Word, Jesus, in Whose Name I pray, Amen!