This will be the last post in this daily devotions series known as “Daily Dose of Courage.”
It went for longer than I had imagined (none of us had any idea just how prolonged this would be when this all started) and it reached further than I thought. More than 500 of you subscribed and 1000’s of people read the posts across the months. I am grateful for that, and I pray that it has encouraged you some in a small way.
As we emerge from the shelter-in-place orders here in Austin, it seems as good a time as any to stop the daily posts. I have noticed that daily content production of this sort has a slightly corrosive effect. I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing them, but I am looking forward to doing some of the hard, private work of replenishing some of the areas of my soul that have been corroded a little in the process. It turns out that when your time in the Word is always focused on public use, it can actually wear away at the private devotion that you so deeply desire. One of my big fears as a pastor is that I would appear more attentive to God and more attuned to His Spirit in public than I truly am in private. I am taking some days off next week to restart some of that private work.
I hope to continue to post a variety of other content on the blog, and if you are subscribed, you will receive notifications of each new post.
Much love to you and yours.
Courage, dear friends.