Okay. I have taken enough time off. It’s time to get back to writing consistently. I have used the video blog as an excuse to ignore this one but they’re really supposed to go hand-in-hand with one another. I am not going to attempt to go back and recreate a written post for every video I’ve done. That would be time consuming and confusing on my end. With that in mind, I am cleaning the slate here. I am currently working through the Sermon on the Mount with the videos. However, I have decided to do other things with the videos and I will not be recording and posting one every single day. My goal is three a week for the time being and I would like one of those to be geared towards reviewing books, movies, and music. I have also started writing daily devotions that I am posting on the church Facebook account. That takes planning because my Walmart schedule is getting weird now that the holiday season is upon us. I also want to start using Twitter more so I’ve got to start planning this stuff. We’ll see how well I do. I do want to keep this particular passage in mind while doing all this planning because ultimately I don’t know what tomorrow brings. I think it is perfectly fine to plot out a course (I kind of believe God expects us to) with the knowledge that ultimately we’re not in control.
13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will travel to such and such a city and spend a year there and do business and make a profit.” 14 Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring—what your life will be! For you are like vapor that appears for a little while, then vanishes.
15 Instead, you should say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” 16 But as it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. 17 So it is sin to know the good and yet not do it.
James 4:13-17 (CSB)
What I do want to do is take advantage of every opportunity God has given me to use my talents to point people to Him. While I would honestly love it if thousands of people followed this and shared all the things I write I don’t know that I could handle it. I can definitely see myself getting conceited about it. I will just concentrate on using all of these things to influence the little circle of folks I walk with. I think that is all God wants me to do.
May God our Father give you grace and peace.