I apologize for the lack of posts these past couple of days. To be honest, I was depleted. I just had nothing to write, nothing to say. Along with the travel, being with family and Thanksgiving preparations (all of this good), there were additional issues that sapped my soul: the death of my Grandma, the preaching of a sermon (not one of my regular duties), and some personal turmoil that my family is facing.
In the midst of this, God spoke in His still, small voice: “You can give the blog a break. You were beginning to put the cart in front of the horse, anyway.”
As usual, the Lord was right on. As much as I love writing this blog, I had become so consumed with the responsibility of putting it out every week day, feeling so “important” because others were counting on me, and somewhat prideful in the growing readership, that I lost track on why I’m doing this:
To pursue the depths of God’s transforming work in me and others through Whole Life Worship.
I had made the blog more important than the journey of transformation. The blog is nothing more than the sharing of this journey with other sojourners. I realized that the blog is not the journey, nor is it more important than the journey. So, out of obedience to God and respect for my soul, I took a “break.”
And I have to be honest with you, it felt good to take a break.
I’m back again, and my intention is to keep the weekday output. But I am considering some tweaks in the blog so that I don’t get caught putting the proverbial horse before the cart again. Let me run them by you:
1. I’m going to try to write shorter blogs. (Some of you are rejoicing, aren’t you!)
2. I might take a break now and then. I want inspiration and insight to take the lead on this blog, not some codependent feeling that I have to “get something out” for my constituency.
3. I want to leverage more input and inspiration from you (the reader). You might have questions or thoughts about Whole Life Worship that will help me in writing this blog.
Can I ask you to share them with me? I can’t promise that I will use every one, but they will definitely “kick start” my thinking. If you are subscribing, you can “reply” to this blog. If you are reading this on Facebook, you send me a message; my user name is “Douglas M. Lee”. Or you can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for your support! Let’s keep encouraging each other to live for, with and through Jesus 24/7 in Whole Life Worship.