When I posted my last personal blog on August 9th I thought I would be just taking a few weeks off to rest and to hear from God on the next topic He wanted me to tackle. I never thought that I would be gone this long. Except for posting on the Jewish High Holy Days this fall, I have re-blogged posts from sites that I follow. In addition, I have been posting God’s Word for Today images that have had special meaning to me thanks to my YouVersion app.
I sure hope you have enjoyed those re-blogs and want to thank my friends for allowing me to share them with you.
During my absence from the blogosphere, my wife and I took a four-week 7,500+ road trip to visit three of our grandsons, my wife’s brother and sister and to attend my 50th High School reunion in Michigan. Although the trip was great, it was also very exhausting and took us two weeks just to recuperate.
Upon our return, I have been finalizing my portion of the curriculum for our church’s new Discipleship Pathways program. Based upon Yeshua’s model, we want to take new Believers through an organized process that will not only instill within them the basics of our faith, but will also prepare them to share the Gospel with and disciple other new believers in fulfillment of Matthew 28:18-20 (ESV): “And Jesus came and said to them [His disciples], “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Emphasis added.) We not only want to make disciples, we want to train-up disciplers.
Now, it’s time to get back into sharing what God has laid on my heart for my next series. Topics that I post are those that God wants to instill in my heart as He directs me on the path as I walk with Him. Then, He asks me to share that loaf of bread that He has given me with my readership.
As a reminder and instruction to any new readers, I default to the Complete Jewish Bible (CJB) for basic scripture quotations, except where specifically noted. Proper nouns are almost always in Hebrew. I maintain a Hebrew to English glossary at this page.
I will post the first blog on the topic of Meditation and Memorization early this Sunday.