Once More into the Breach

The Call

 

Just a simple notice to say I know my posts have become fewer and not of a quality I would like. Not as well thought out because of not taking the time to present of what I know I’m capable. Things change, life happens. I’m going in a slightly different direction.

I enrolled in some online refresher college courses a few months ago at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan. I will now be increasing those classes. They offer excellent Bible courses as well as the sciences and a classic Liberal Arts fare. Online classes will take up much of my time as I want to be somewhat prepared to take up my mantle to heed God’s call to return to active service.

I am looking forward to this. And I am excited about and enjoying being back in academic pursuit, even though it is mainly for a refresher. But I do want to prepare myself.

[My people perish for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you as My priests….] Hosea 4:6.

 

Bible Narrative 

I have studied Biblical and systematic theology. As well as Bible exegesis, hermeneutics, divinity, and more. I will now concentrate on learning more about the exquisite literary style of composition of the Bible narrative. I will investigate by paying closer attention to the original Hebrew language of the Old Testament and how bible philologists translate it into English. And how the Greek of the New Testament added precision. Without losing any of the original beauty of the Hebrew of the Old.

Such an ambition is quite an endeavor at my age. Yes. That is the plan. The Bible will always remain fresh with more discoveries waiting to elicit more Awe of God’s grace through Christ Jesus, on a wretch such as I.

 

I would also like to add:

I have posted many words, experiences, and insights over the years on this blog. But they are only the tip of the mountain crests. The Lord has given me to explore my secret place for me alone, a gift from Him. And there are no human words or language to describe them. 

 

I have acknowledged that the more time I spend blogging, the further I feel from God, from His presence. I don’t know why this is, but I stopped questioning it. I will be spending more time in the secret place, knowing I can always draw nearer to Him in that place. I still can’t share whatever I discover there, for as I said above, there is no language to translate. These I ponder only in my heart uninterrupted but not alone. However, what I can share I will share, should the occasion arise.

 

As a result of the above, I will be spending less time blogging or fretting over whether I should be blogging.

 

Thank you to everyone who has faithfully followed this blog, and for all the encouragement you have been to me. You will undoubtedly remain so, as I will keep reading your posts as often as possible.

May God continue to bless you richly!

[G.W.]

 “For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7

 


20 thoughts on “Once More into the Breach”

  1. May God richly bless you as you walk in this season. My husband has often told our children, “The safest place to be is in God’s will” and I’d add it’s also the most rewarding for everything material pales significantly to the treasure of a personal growing relationship with Almighty God. Blessings to you. 🙏

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  2. GW, there was such a conflict of emotions in reading this post. Sadness in that I’ll truly miss your scripture rich poems and your exhortations. To me, you have truly been like a son of Issachar in that you’ve “understood the times” and pointed to what we should do (1 Chronicles 12:32). Excitement in where the Lord is leading you and the impact you will have on those you encounter along the way. I had to think that your time in the secret place and in your Biblical studies is what keeps your jar filled with oil for your lamp as you await our Savior’s return. Blessings to you GW. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself and your love of Jesus through your writing. Know you and your kingdom work will continue to be in my prayers.

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