And it feels great. I spent the last three weeks seeking God to see if He wanted me to continue with this blog; I only want to do it if it's the Lord's will. It takes a significant amount of time to research all the information I post, and my family has to come first. At one point during my break, I felt led to quit. But, then I read two key verses in the Bible that tugged at my heart.
Ezekiel 22:30 says:
"And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none."
Esther 4:14 says:
"For if you altogether hold your peace at this time, then shall relief and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but you and your father's house shall be destroyed: and who knows whether you are come to the kingdom for such a time as this?"
I don't for a minute mean to imply that my voice is of such importance as those mentioned in these verses, but nevertheless, I believe the Lord has called me to speak out on these issues which are so all-consuming to me.
During this three-week period, I also listened to a John Hagee sermon in which he said the following:
"God's going to hold you accountable if you see evil and look the other way. If you see evil and don't call it evil, that is evil. You can't change what you won't confront."
Yesterday, my pastor preached on serving God and doing what we feel called to do. He asked,
"What is the one thing that is your passion and that you just can't get away from?"
For me that is standing against a certain religion, defending Israel, and fighting for my country's very survival. It was like God was speaking to me alone in that service. Plus, He reminded me that He gave me the ability to write passionately and effectively and of what a poor writer I was in high school and college. So, I think I have my answer. As is so often the case, He waited until the last moment to reveal it to me.
That being said, I am eager to get back to work. Hopefully, I haven't lost too many followers to this blog.