Well my friends, for over six years now, New Creations Ministries has never missed a week of posting regarding our mental, physiological and Spiritual relationship to food. “Never missing a week” lately had become one of my ultimate goals. The other was creating interesting posts which could inspire comments from the many friends I made over six years! But I felt as if I was only trudging along.
After much prayer, thought and “angst,” (like: gosh what interesting thing can I possibly post about this week???) I feel it’s time to take a Sabbatical. I’m not quitting mind you, simply taking a rest. You see this weekly goal was becoming my god, which isn’t right.
In August of 2012, I started out happily writing every day – then after a while it was five days, then three, two and for the last couple of years, it’s been down to once weekly. I posted during every vacation and even as we moved from Arizona to Ohio, never missed a beat. It became a game of personal discipline and the more wonderful people I found who followed me, the more I felt I couldn’t let them down! That my dear people is SIN. Was I thinking I was indispensable to our Lord?!
God will always be more important! He is the one who absolutely educates and motivates. He is the one who pricks someone’s conscience and spirit to put our Lord before a food idol.
When something which started as a truly Joyful experience begins to feel like an obligation, it’s time to REST and be renewed (as my dear Kingdom friend advised me recently as he took a Sabbatical.)
In my humanity, I knew I didn’t want to lose my wonderful friends who follow my blog and that’s what kept me going for so long. Therefore by faith I am taking a short break and pray that we’ll stay together. I love you all! Of course I will be staying in touch by clicking on my webpage, so if you need me, “WRITE!” 🙂
“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” (Romans 12:10)