A poster on the wall in front of one of the running machines had the following words written on it, "When you feel like giving up remember why you started". A few people have kindly contacted me regarding my blog, "The other side of the pulpit". They had encouraged me to start writing again but I was struggling to believe or accept that what I was writing was actually of any benefit to anyone. Perhaps it was an attack from the enemy because it came from feelings of low self worth and a lack of ability.
So why start writing again now. The simple truth is that a few people have still encouraged me to start writing again but for another reason as well. Two weeks ago I received an email through our church web site from a student in a Nazarene bible college in America who said that he had been following my sermons on line for three months and that he had been blessed by them. So my thinking for 2017 has hopefully changed. The thinking is this. If what I write or say what I believe God would want me to and as a result just one person is blessed or helped in any way then it will have been worth while. So friends I have finally taken my own advice and remembered the reason why I started writing and with the help of God I will keep on writing until he tells me to stop.
May you have a God blessed and peaceful and prosperous new year through Jesus our Lord and saviour.