When we set out....we don't know exactly where or why...!
When we, I set out we don't what will befall us. We pray that everything is well. We make our plan carefully. But we can't help but get cold feet when we are ready to embark. When we wrote our "Matrix" blog, we did not know it was going to be so lenghty! But Paul says to work our your salvation with fear and trebling because it is God who works out to his will and pleasure. Our blogs seem to be half-lit and mysterious. And I do notice that. But later I ask the Lord what the Lord means and he never is shy in telling me what it means even in my own life...
But when we set out, our aim is to please the Lord and outline his nuggets of truth. Some blogs bring nil returns and some abound. But we turn to 1Thessalonians 2:1-6, where it says,
["... 1For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain:
2But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention.
3For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:
4But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.
5For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness:
6Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ...]
And how can we have guile if sometime we don't know what we are going to say next? The Lord is not shy in blessing us for our trivial efforts to write this down. And like we said sometimes we wonder if we have accomplished anything? At this point we have to pray for God to finish this blog. And Paul says something perhaps a little frustrated with all his sacrifices. 1Corithians 15:30-33, it says,
["... 30And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?
31I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
32If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.
33Be not deceived...]
And there are time when think only God know what is really going on! But thank Jesus God that he knows all things. And we really don't where we are going sometimes when we set out...