t is always great to go on vacation, to get some rest and relaxation, leaving your life as is and enjoying a week of fun in the sun… But I always look forward to coming back home too. Then immediately you’re right back into the swing of things, your daily routines and the things life brings you and the things you left before you went on vacation are still there. The rejection and persecution you face as a Christian who is outspoken about his faith and his God and Savior and their Word is still there, the struggles of running a small business did not go away, even the fact we left with a crystal-clear pool and came back to a green one was a little annoying too!
Now don’t get me wrong, I loved being on vacation, the time away with my wife and friends was a great time, but just getting up that last morning before we drive home kind of gets me excited to get back into the same old routine we left in. In fact they (the things we left) were there in the driveway, they didn’t go away, in fact they were looking forward to seeing us, here we are just as you left us… So here I am, the same man I was before we left ready to take on this world that we as Christians are just passing through with His strength and with His Word!
The fact that He blessed my wife and I with a vacation was wonderful, and He allowed us to get some rest was great too. The only reading I did while away was the bible, no blogs, no books and no posting on The Bible Christian… Just the bible, I continued my bible reading with Professor Horner’s bible reading plan which has been a true blessing to me. The word of God is where we get our strength and our knowledge, as Job 23:12 says “I have not departed from the command of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.
So we’re not alone He is with us, I’m glad I’m back, I’m ready to face the world, I’m ready to battle and contend earnestly for the faith Jude 3 and to guard the truth 1 Timothy 6:20 and to speak His word… But if I say, “I will not remember Him Or speak anymore in His name,” Then in my heart it becomes like a burning fire Shut up in my bones; And I am weary of holding it in, And I cannot endure it. Jeremiah 20:9 then in 1 Timothy 4:15 it says Take pains with these things; be absorbed in them, so that your progress will be evident to all. In other words give your heart and soul to study the word of God and learn the things of God so that your progress will be evident to all.
I’m back, I’m rested and I’m ready
and that’s a beautiful thing!
Soli Deo Gloria