Friday, June 24, 2011


This post is for co-bloggers.  I am sensitive to those who write and at the bottom it reads "0 comments".  How should we interpret no public responses?  Do not be discouraged.  Nothing planted for God is done in vain.

We must not interpret by comparison; but rather by faith.  If we compare ourselves to others, God assures us we don't understand (II Cor. 10:12).  One cannot note the many comments to Mike Cope's blog and conclude that mine/ours is of little value.  Not the case. 

I approach this blog the way I do evangelism....I simply sow seed and water.  I assume God is faithful to His revelation that He alone will cause whatever increase He would generate from my/our very meager efforts.  I believe hundreds are reading this blog everyday.  The counter says so.  Yet, to receive three comments is a strong showing....of responses. 

Am I to feel bummed because less than 3% take the time to leave a note?  Not at all.  I am to be delighted as I feel sure God used these words to build someone at an office desk whom I have never met or another just before heading for the ironing board who felt energized because of God's perfect synchronization.  From Utah to Germany, good people are reading our blogs.  Hurraaaay!

So you...when you not sense that "0 comments" mean you are not making a healthy dent in darkness.  You make a difference because of your Spirit connection which changes the world.  By the time we combine our efforts, darkness has suffered another day's sting. 

Good for you.  You can share your God-loving heart with the world with the assurance someone(s) who may never respond to your post has been unusually and perfectly blessed by God's merciful timing.


Tim Archer said...

I'm one of those guilty of doing a "read and run" on your blog. I read what you write, but rarely offer feedback.

Thanks for writing! Your posts stir up the muck in this brain of mine and get me to thinking in new ways.

Grace and peace,
Tim Archer

Randy M. said...

I read your blog almost every day and when I miss a day, I make sure I catch up when I get back to the computer. Your blogs mean more to my spiritual life than you will ever know. There have been many times as an elder that I have thought about resigning and God used your blogs to encourage me through the difficulties. I do that God has a plan for each of us and you help remind me of that when I get down on people because of the way they act or the things they say.

I struggle to be a good husband, father, friend and shepherd and you encourage me each day to let God do the work. I haven't got it yet, so keep hitting me with the truth. May God continue to bless you with wisdom to share for years to come.

Your brother,
Randy Mitchell

Terry Laudett said...

I like to read your blog even though I don't comment very often.

John said...

I start the day with Morning Rush. Missing it is like missing a meal! Keep up the great work!!!

Wendy said...

I never miss a post either!

Anonymous said...

I see this post already has five comments so I guess I won't leave one on this post.