Well this is my 225th post and I felt like I needed to eddy out today and take a breather. The passages from Ezra and Nehemiah have not been particularly challenging, like a series of class II rapids with no breaks. There have been a few hidden wells, but I have not felt like the water passages were particularly enlightening or inspiring. My favorite passage from Ezra and Nehemiah so far has been this one.
I was praying the other morning about this blog and something crystallized in my understanding. My walk with God to explore water references in the bible is a deeply personal journey. I wonder sometimes why God has directed me to share this journey in this most public of ways…on the internet for all to see.
As I was praying about this God reminded me that our relationship with Him through Jesus is also a deeply personal journey, and one that we are to share with others in a very public way…ah there’s the rub…there is a tension between my desire to hide and protect my relationship with God and God’s desire that I share the Good News (God News) with others.
Prayer: God thank You for helping me to balance my desire to know You intimately with my desire to share You with others.