As I celebrate my 900th post, its time for full disclosure. When I began this blog back in February of 2012, I wasn’t sure how long I would continue to write. Previous projects like Soul Improvements, a monthly news letter geared toward ministering to youth pastors, lasted only 3 years, put on hold as I began seminary. Depending upon how long my next movie script takes to complete, only the Lord knows how long Express Yourself 4 Him will last. For now I am relying on the Holy Spirit to guide my steps, Galatians 5:25, as I reflect on life and how it relates to God’s Word.
From a personal point of view, I wish I had the energy and more time to interact with my readers. Especially since I recall the days of writing close to 500 letters per year, spending a majority of my down time with pen and paper. Although stamps disappeared quickly, social interaction was high on my priority list. Time, mental fatigue and work has taken its toll on my body. Perhaps if eating habits improved, my energy level would rise, yet as my wife says often, “you’re not as young as you use to be.” I pray that as 1000 posts approach, God will revitalize my soul to touch lives with my blog.
Living for Jesus in this age has become a challenge. Between compromise, the decay of society and sin that is now socially acceptable, right and wrong has been turned upside down. Subsequently, speaking the truth in love is seen as being narrow minded. If the church allows the Bible to be replaced as America’s measuring stick, I’m afraid God’s favor will also be removed. According to Moses in Leviticus 20:22, when God’s decrees and laws are rejected, the land will vomit you out. In view of this, pray for revival before its too late to turn back from the point of no return.
by Jay Mankus