I have been absent from this blog. I have left my series on the attributes of God hanging, and those of you who read diligently each time I post have not heard from me in almost a year. At first it was writers block, then it was busyness, and then my year just went a bit lopsided. This past year I have had some ups and downs.
The challenge I gave myself to write a weekly post failed miserably. I knew I shouldn’t have told my readers, as now you can see how terrible I am with sticking to a challenge. All things aside I do hope to write more, but I am not sure how often it will be, as I am hoping to write about the current study I am doing.
I planted some mint seeds over a month ago. The seeds I placed in the dirt were like little dust particles. I had very little faith that anything would sprout. According to the package the seeds were to sprout in 7-14 days. On day 7 I was kind of disappointed that there was no sign of any growth, but by day 14 I saw a little green sprout. Every day since I have checked the plant, and every day I feel a little frustration that it is not growing a little faster.
Five months. That is how long it has been since I last posted here. I hate when I don’t post, because that usually means I am not writing, or I have been stuck with writer’s block. In this case I suppose it is all the above coupled with busyness. So all excuses aside – here is a little about what I was doing, and what I am planning to do if the Lord wills.
But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.”
This verse was my least favorite for a very long time for the sole reason that it is the verse that commanded me to be something that came so very hard. How could I achieve holiness? The slightest interruption in my plans, or day would cause me to sink into a “this is not fair”, “how dare you” attitude. Most days I felt like the holiness that I was commanded to achieve was somewhere far in the depths of the milky way completely and utterly unattainable. God is holy, and I felt anything but that.