Wednesday, October 08, 2008

I Can't Always Blog

Sometimes the spans between posts go long.

I am glad that there are folks who want to read what I want to write, and are patient even though disappointed when they come upon a post that has grown several days stale.

But sometimes I can't write what I want to write.

You see, I've made a commitment to say A Prayer Before Blogging, and some of the things that I want to write before saying that prayer cannot be written after.

It isn't always a lack of ideas, or writer's block, or a deficit of inspiration that stops the posts from igniting the pixels on your monitor. From time to time, it's compliance in the face of inspiration from the very Spirit I have asked to receive that prevents a post from being written.

To write it anyway would be defiant and selfish -much like Saul, unwilling to wait longer for Samuel, burning the pre-battle sacrifice himself to please God even though he knew it was against what God had commanded.

There was a time, I remember, when the instruction to John of Patmos was to seal, and another time it was to reveal.

I need the discernment to know what time it is.

Bear with me.

Pray for me.

And I will bend the knee as well.

5 comments:

mmlace said...

Excellent post, Keith.

"...patient even though disappointed..."
I'll admit that's been me, sometimes.

But I respect your effort to write only what He would have you to, when He would have you to. And it will be my privilege to join you in prayer that you may have a better understanding of what that is and when that is.

Much love.

Royce Ogle said...

Very wise words.

John Piper suggests that we should question our motives for blogging. I have been giving that question some serious consideraton and then your post just now.... I think God is up to something.

In my view, much of what is said in blogs would be better left unsaid, mine included. At a minimum I purpose to be a more intentional blogger.

Thanks bro'

Royce

preacherman said...

Wonderful post.
I want you to know though that your blog has been such a blessing to my life. It has built me up when I have been down. It has given me strength when I needed it. It has challenged and stretched my faith. You have allowed me to think outside the box. I want to thank you so much for all you have done and continue to do. You have made a difference in my life.

David U said...

You are a wise man, and this post was humbling.

DU

Lara said...

I think if I'd say that prayer more often before blogging I'd be much wiser. I've gotten myself into some sticky situations over the last few years. Thanks for sharing your journey with us, Keith.