Wednesday, December 26, 2007

To Blog or Not to Blog...

As you may have noticed, my blogging has been rather sporadic lately. To be honest I just haven't been inspired to write. I think God has brought me into a time of "pruning" which can be painful at times but also causes me to want to talk and write less and listen more. So maybe I'll take a break. If you link here and don't want to link to a dormant blog I will not be offended if you "unlink" me. But there is always the possibility that next week I will regain an intense desire to write and will resume blogging. May you become ever more aware of the love of God which is displayed in the sacrifice of Christ's crucifixion and the joy of His resurrection. As always, I covet your prayers.

4 comments:

TLF+ said...

No need to unlink... your next words will probably have a great value to others, because God has called you aside to "tend" you. Yes, pruning hurts...there's also the parable in which Jesus saves us from fruitlessness and being "cut down". He takes a season to "dig around us" (a berm to hold more living water, I think) and to "spread manure" (yeah, some of the ways he works on us aren't always appealing).

The point is, after this season of being pruned, watered, fertilized etc., your words on this blog and your life in other ways will be MORE FRUITFUL - always God's purpose with those He loves.

And I know that He, in his great love, will stir up intercessors to offer the prayers you covet!

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Reagan said...

Hey Matthew, I just found your blog on the KendallHarmon blog. Interesting stuff. Like yourself I'm from a Protestant background, but found myself in the Episcopal Church because it brings more of the Catholic heritage to the Christian faith. When you do get around to blogging more, I'd be interested to hear more of your thoughts on the Roman Catholic Church and why you didn't go all the way to Rome. That's where my mind is at these days as I observe the chaos in Anglicanism. Cheers.

Matthew J. Perkins said...

Hey Reagan. Well, that's a good question about why I didn't go all the way. There was a time when I thought that that is what would happen. There are so many things that go into why it didn't happen and why I don't think it will happen that I could probably write a ten page essay on it. There were things as small as the fact that I found the liturgy in the Anglican churches I worshipped in to be more inspiring than what I saw on the Masses that I also attended. Another thing that had a bigger effect on me was witnessing God work in some big ways in a Charismatic context, that is, seeing healings and true words of prophecy. Another big reason is that I've loved the two Anglican churches I've worshipped in. Wherever you end up, may God bless you, make you aware of His great love and use you to spread it to others.