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One Flew Over the Blogosphere

December 20, 2007

Philippians 4:11  “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”

To be content always; rejoicing in the Lord Jesus when the bank account is hefty and rejoicing in the Lord Jesus when we don’t know where our next slice of bread will come from.  It sounds extreme, but the joy of the Lord should be a constant in the life of every saint.  I bring this up, because, if I were to describe 2008 with one word, it would be “change.”  Drastic change.  (Ok two words)  As a result, I’m not sure how much longer I’ll be blogging as other things are in the works.  Something that Susan said one night has been sticking with me ever since.  As mentioned many times in the past, I really like to blog.  Susan stated that when it comes time to let it go, we’ll be in such a different place spiritually that letting go will be as nothing to us. 

The changes on a global scale, one can read about anytime a and from several sources.  Steve Quayle does an excellent job of monitoring events along with World Net Daily, David Meyer, and a host of others.  As always, discernment is a necessity; not a luxury.  So I’m focusing here, on our immediate situation. 

One thing that’s bringing about change regardless of its outcome, is work.  Our plant is currently in contract negotiations and it appears that plans are in the works to idle it in the future.  My group of hirees will probably be done by the end of next year and even after February, our income will be lower.  In other words, I’ll not be able to “trust the chariots of Egypt” and it will should bring our household closer to Jesus.  WE NEED THIS and it’s one reason why all of the discouraging reports from AAM don’t rattle me.  They should, but they just don’t.  Change is definately in the wind, however, when that change brings people closer to Jesus, “Change is Good!” 

Another thing that’s taking place at work is an awakening.  Certain saints, some of whom I didn’t even know were saints, are coming around.   An awakening as things are about to get crazy.  This is very encouraging and I’m believing that the uncertainty in the ambience will cause many to realize the temporal nature of this world and their need for a Savior.  Many don’t listen when things are running smooth, but when the rug is yanked out from under them, it’s a new day.  Once again, if change brings people to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ, “Change is Good!” 

Another change that’s in the works is a burden to get back on the streets again.  (If the plant closes, we may just be there)  The last three years have been years of growing and involvement in the blogger realm has been an important aspect.  It started at just the right time and will conclude at just the right time.  Every blogger has something to offer and brings points to ponder.  It’s a lot of fun and has been quite a journey.  I do think however, that this journey may not continue too far into the next year as taking the gospel to the streets and involvement in Elkhart is really on my heart.  (Susan is right)  I’m excited by the new year as I know that the Lord is doing a work before our eyes and when it all comes together, we’re going to proclaim “WOW!” 

It’s so awesome!  When we love Jesus, and our only desire is to be with him and serve him, nothing can get us down.  Not the economy, not the geopolitical wranglings, not the weather, and not the scoffers.  We grieve over the sin that’s in the land and over the lost who don’t see the giant cliff that they’re about to walk over, but this should only admonish us to “rescue the perishing” with greater fervor.  To work diligently for the furtherance of the kingdon until the day turns to twilight and finally, a darkness that can be felt.  When we truly “love not our lives in this world” it’s an incredible deliverance.  “To live is Christ and to die is gain.” 

Concerning the upcomming year, I don’t see how it’s all going to come together nor the unexpected twists that may come about.  But I know that The Lord knows them who place their trust in him completely and are prepared to be strong and do exploits.  Their affections are on things above and are not swayed by appearances in the physical realm.  A bad report will cause them to draw closer to Jesus and a good report will cause them to draw closer to Jesus.  They will be atuned to him at all times and ready to go when instructed to go.  May we all arrive in a place where our single desire is to serve Jesus and be a faithful ambassador in a world that desperately needs faithful ambassadors. 

Matthew 9:37-38  “Then he saith unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few.  Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth larourers into his harvest.” 

Well, I’ll close for now.  I wish to all a most blessed time in Jesus as we remember the time when God became flesh and dwelt among us.  He left the glory of heaven to save a people who weren’t even looking for him.  May we all have our lamps filled with oil as his return is at hand.  “Even so, come Lord Jesus.”

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7 comments

  1. Timbob, while none of us know exactly what will happen and when; we can safely trust the Lord to see us through whatever life brings our way.

    “May we all arrive in a place where our single desire is to serve Jesus and be a faithful ambassador in a world that desperately needs faithful ambassadors.”

    Yes and amen!
    Ready to go, ready to stay; ready to lay down our lives if need be. This needs to be our reality and heart right Now, today!
    For while we know not what tomorrow may bring, we know that the Lord is faithful and every morning dawns full of hope and opportunities to be a light for Jesus Christ!
    Let us lift our eyes and see the fields white and ready to harvest today!

    Matthew 9:37-38 “Then he saith unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest.”

    Jesus love and grace to you always, and a safe trip south with your family for Christmas! Be blessed and kept in His amazing grace and peace.

    Susan


  2. The Lord is ever so faithful, in all things and at all times. So be so very blessed in the rest that is our Lord Jesus Christ and rooted in the reality of His faithfulness, now and forevermore!

    May you and yours have a genuine Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Years Brother!

    Every Blessing in the Lord Jesus Christ!


  3. TimBob,

    Change is good, especially when it is the Spirit drawing us closer to Him through suffering and hardship. Many times God allows us to suffer to remind us what is really important. I recently went through a trial that reminded that the most important things I possess are my joy, peace and salvation. The “Chariots of Egypt” cannot give us these things. This morning I was walking and just to breath clean fresh air and have another day of life was enough blessing for me to praise God. May you and your family have a wonderful and blessed Christmas and New Years.

    God Bless,
    Daniel


  4. Hi Timbob,

    Just stopping by to wish you and your family a very blessed Christmas!

    Carol


  5. Just stoppped in to say, A Very Merry Christmas to You and Yours, in the Lord Jesus Christ!

    And… Every Blessing in the Lord Jesus Christ!


  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SUSAN. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SUSAN… HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SUSAN…. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HER!!! AND MANY MANY MANY MANY MORE…. 🙂


  7. Thank you for this message, Timbob, yes indeed. My spirit resonates. And many blessings to you over this Christmas season!



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