I’m here! Don’t give up on me! I think I’m finally finding my rhythm for 2021. I don’t want to complain or anything but – spoiler alert – this might be a little whiny…
Oh my gosh!! You cannot imagine how hard it is to conduct a normal life and do a daily podcast reading the whole Bible! Especially when you’re trying to do episodes ahead of time so you can spend a week in Maui. (Okay…I’m not whining about that.) Every 15 minutes of podcast represents about three to four hours of recording, editing, uploading, social media posting and updating the website. It’s crazy! My flesh is screaming, “What was I thinking?!” But my spirit is compelled by God, totally motivated and standing on God’s Joshua 1:9 promise. (Yes, I’m going to make you look it up. 😊)
Okay…leaving whiny Joy in the dust. Praise to God is taking over for my precious, supportive, driven husband. I wish there was a Proverbs 31 for husbands because I would have that one memorized. Know this now…I could not do this podcast without him. He is Editor Extraordinaire. This is my whatever-it-takes guy. I thought I loved him before, but this past year has added a dimension to our marriage for which I just don’t think I ever dared dream. If you read this, Mitch, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Conversation between God and Abraham
Now why was I so compelled to write today? Oh, yeah, it was the thought I had when listening to today’s podcast. It was the conversation between God and Abraham that struck me. For the first time, it made me think of our world today. I mean, I don’t know about you, but to me, the world seems pretty crazy today. Like, end-times-you-better-know-Jesus crazy.
And then…I saw Abraham’s heart. I thought of the lost people in this world that don’t know Jesus. I’m worried about them, just like Abraham was for Lot. I felt a sadness and compassion, an urgency to tell them. And I saw our benevolent, loving God. If there is one righteous person on this planet, the end will not come until that person is safely in the family of God. That is a comfort to me. That makes me love and appreciate my God more. That drives me to tell others about Him.
How about you? I would love to know your thoughts and impressions in the comments below.