I can imagine this blog disappearing, it’s a daily staple for me, almost like a devotional. It keeps me out of myself and I really hope you continue to keep it going. You have a real talent for writing, expressing the needs of others and showing God in everything you write. Maybe you could have your teams take turns updating it and sharing their stories on a rotating basis. Just a thought and a prayer. Good Luck Seth, and God Bless you and your ministry.
Facebook does better than anything else. I’ll bet you 10% of the
comments on FB are people remembering each other’s birthdays and
anniversaries). All our lives we strive for significance and well-celebrated birthdays help put enough gas in the tank to drive a little longer.
Many of you were kind and perceptive in what you shared. I honestly want this blog to be not about me, but through it, somehow to ignite hope, to at least hint at a better world, to lead us to a place where it’s not just about us and our needs. And you reciprocated – you noticed that I’ve been slogging away in the salt mines of this blog for four years and you gave me permission to seek God for a fresh word. Good friends always do that for one another.
Many of you have large reservoirs of untapped greatness in you. And I think God wants us as a community to call that out and create a place of amplified ministry. We all need people calling us out. Pray on it. Perhaps some of you may get some revelation as to how we can better minister together.
Amen! Unfortunately for some of us the only true community we can find is in forums like Facebook and blogs. I’m not too sure if this is good or bad.
I’m not sure that online communities are a bad thing; this one anyway. I know I wouldn’t be here without them, my life was so empty and meaningless before I came across Seth’s blog. I was hurting and reached out to him and he reached back as busy as he was and I was just blown away that someone who was responsible for 10,000+ people actually took the time to give me a call. He took the time to introduce me to Christians in the area and recommended books to read to help me deal with the pain and grief of my old life. He was the only one who reached out to me and although it was my decision to be born-again, Seth was the stepping stone that got me there. Thank you Seth, I’m not sure I ever told you what and influence you’ve been. (I’ll stop writing now lol)
amen, one thing I am come to see through your blog and all the comments that the body of Christ needs those who can build up, encourage , and challenge us in our walk with God and in serving Him. And I know for sure God never wants to give us less and take us to a certain point to just leave us so as I continue to pray for you and this ministry so I also have a excitement and enthusiam to see what God will do next!! blessings to all!
Seth – I just posted this on the “God, I am Sorry Blog” and thought it fit here as well…
Seth, This is great. When I wrote that first blog back in 2006…
I had no idea that I would be a full time missionary with such a heart for
prayer and for the lost, seeing captives set free – just a few years later.
Thank you for who you are and for all your support and for helping my to
figure out who I am and was made to be and do, IN HIM.
As I read these confessions and prayer requests to our Lord Jesus… I found
myself praying on behalf of each one of these that have brought the sacrifice
of a broken and contrite heart to God’s alter.
He is well pleased.
I think you have about 300 subscribers Seth – that’s a pretty nice size prayer
tent in my opinion!!!
I would love to see 300 radical Jesus followers partner together and pray for
not only these that have responded here – but for the many strategic prayer
points that are discussed on your blogs daily!
Let’s form a PIT crew – “personal intercession team” here…
As a relatively new reader to your blog, i enjoy it and appreciate your insights, Seth. I liked one of the comments from yesterday to just do it as you feel the Lord lay something on your heart. Who says blogs have to be every day, every week, every month? His yoke is easy – meaning when we slip our heads into the harness next to Jesus’ – we’re connected. He does the leading and heavy work, we’re just along for the ride! Burn-out doesn’t happen if we stay plugged into the Power Source … but as someone who has been in church and Christian ministries all my life, i know it sure is easy to let ourselves get unplugged especially trying to meet the demands of our often self-imposed expectations. Anyway, be encouraged that you are blessing and helping others – and know that the Lord will lead you well.
As is often the case “a writer says it best”….I agree with Jodi’s comments here.
Your insights Seth are helpful, your chiding genuine, your prose not self absorbed or promoting a book/product and your authenticity refreshing.
But then again…I love you friend. I’m not objective. It’s been a thirty year journey.
you may not stop writing this blog.
Your ponderings sound good so far. I don’t have anything to add from God, but I am watching this space to see where He takes you in this. Turnings in the road are wonderful things. Turn right instead of left and you could end up somewhere great you never anticipated when you started the journey. The only way to find out is to try it. My thoughts always end up with Robert Frost at such moments:
TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference
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