Sometimes God says, “Wait!”

I thought I would be writing at least my third post by now. I thought I would be settled in and have this thing up and running by now. By now, I thought I would have figured this blogging business out! “Getting started” has never been my strong suit. But this delay was not just me procrastinating this time.

After another long day of walking the streets of Cali, sharing my story and God’s story  with the people of Colombia, I was preparing myself for a welcomed night’s sleep. Once again I was feeling the pull between getting to bed at a reasonable hour or staying up and working on the blog preparation. I was struggling with the guilt of week number two and still no blog posts. That’s when I heard the still small voice of God telling me, “tranquilo mi hijo”.  I felt God was telling me to relax, that there is time for that later, that He needed me rested and ready for the days ahead.

Coming off of week number one in Armenia, I was feeling the weight of exhaustion beginning to set in. Back to back expeditions can take their toll. But I was excited about the proposition of a new week, a kind of second chance, a chance to do it better. Although I know my words are only a very small part and really not even an important part. It is the gospel that has the power to save and not my presentation. Nevertheless I usually finish the week wondering if I could have been more effective.

So, week number three, and I have a week off before heading to Pereira with Alex Lopez to assist him with another expedition. Then back to Armenia to work with a different team hitting the streets once again to share the gospel.  Since I have a little free time I am taking this opportunity to get my first post out. Keep in mind I am brand new to the blogging world and technology is not always my friend. I will be building this site as I go along and making changes as necessary to improve the appearance. Please be patient with me as I attempt to figure this out. I can’t guarantee a crisp clean beginning but I promise I will do my best.

I will post again soon to fill in some of the details of the first two weeks and try to post once a week if possible, or at least I’ll try, we’ll see how it goes!

Thanks for joining me!

To God be the glory

Author: Randy Bates

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One thought on “Sometimes God says, “Wait!””

  1. Brother
    Praying for the Spirit of God to move like a wild fire through the streets of Colombia right into the homes of each in need of a Savior.
    Hebrews 1:7
    Of the angels he says, “He makes his angels winds, and his ministers a flame of fire.”
    Who are the ministers? WE ARE!

    Love you all

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