DATELINE: JULY 26, 2008
CARY, NC - Russ Williams determines to be more consistent in posting to his blog. "Daily posts are my new goal", says Williams. "God is doing so much and showing me so much in my life, I have to get it out there!", Russ exclaims with determination. Russ Williams subsequently posts about "relevance".
DATELINE: AUGUST 13, 2008
CARY, NC - Eighteen days after Russ Williams promises daily blog posts, he finally updates his flippin' blog!
Do you want the excuses or should I just get to it?
That's what I thought.
God has been blowing things up in a big way through a lot of revelation. It seems as if a lot is coming to light (in such a powerful, great way) in a very short period of time. That can be deceiving, though. It's a little like an "overnight success". We see the breakthrough and the "suddenly". What we don't see are the years of faith, dedication, perseverance, sweat, and work leading up to the "suddenly".
Same thing for me now. My time in prayer seeking God desperately...reading His Word and seeking truth...following the promptings of the Holy Spirit (sometimes gentle nudges and sometimes big brutish shoves!)...through all of these and more, God is bringing progressive revelation to me.
I really got juiced when I read Craig Groeschel's latest book, "It". You must read this! The official release date is not for another 2 weeks, I believe. So much of the book hit me hard, and I have highlighted, marked up, and sweated all over this book!
I will tell you the one thing that probably was the most revolutionary for me. I won't expand the thought anymore than what Groeschel wrote, but think about how it could apply to what God may be doing in your very own life. Then get the book, and find out more!
page 95: GOD OFTEN GUIDES BY WHAT HE DOESN'T PROVIDE."
"Maybe God will guide you to see something that you couldn't have seen if he'd just removed the wall."
He then references Acts 3 and Peter, John, and the crippled beggar. Read this!
"The truth: you have what you need. Watch out for the excuses."