I am back! Yes, after two years of extensive travel I am finally able to free up the time in becoming more regular in sharing my time and thoughts. What I have learned is that God in His greatness works in and through all those who will release the reigns of their lives to Him. During the weekly 12 hour commutes (round trips) to both Nashville, TN and West Des Moines, IA, I have been able to share my faith with many and across cultures. I have seen the Lord bring salvation to the lives of one family, expanded hope in many others, and the planting of the seeds of the gospel in others.
Phil 2:13 "for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure."
Times and Seasons
Since all believers have times and seasons, the question to ask is, how are we doing at being good stewards of that time with reference to the Lord's work? There is a term in the used in the Bible that I would be willing to say characterizes our use of time more than it should. It is the word languish. In the Bible we find it used fifteen times. It can be translated "waste away," "pines away," "withers away," "decays," "becomes feeble," and simply "languish." In each case the grammar conforms to the usage in the passage as best suits the English translation. In each case it represents a withering away of some thing or activity because of unkempt conditions or changing circumstance due to the encroachment of dire conditions. Have we allowed unkempt conditions to be the rule of our spiritual walk with God? Are weeds growing up where the "Fruit of the Spirit" should be thriving? (see Gal. 5:22, 23) It is not to late to redeem the time. Move away from the pining away of your precious time and resolve to allow the Lord to be the Master once again. Remember Jesus's words: "Do [My] business till I return."
1 John 1:8–9 "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."