Over the past year or so, there hasn’t been much new content posted here on Z3, so there haven’t been nearly as many comments posted either. It reminds me of the parable of the grain of wheat.
Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. (John 12:24)
By the end of 2018, I had become very frustrated with how much of my time was required to keep Z3 going because I knew God wanted me to write Remnant. For three years, I had been trying to do both, but no matter how much I tried, I couldn’t get the book written because by the time I took care of Z3, I was too tired to do anything else. So at the start of 2019, I posted an update explaining that I had gone writing.
In the natural realm, it looked crazy to spend years building up the site and then just walk away from it. And writing the book took way longer than I expected, six months, but even as I was writing it I knew Z3 was never going to be like it was before because my perspectives had changed so much. After finally publishing the book on the 4th of July, I tried to return to what I had been doing before on Z3 because I was unsure what this new direction would look like, but it soon became clear to me that it wasn’t working. Something wasn’t settled, so back in October, I posted an update explaining how God was birthing something new in me that required me to stop posting again due to a major shift in seasons and a new direction for Z3.
Even as I posted that update, I still couldn’t quite see how Z3 fit into the new focus and direction He had given me. It reminds me of my dream about the eagle, which I posted yesterday, Now is the Time for the Eagles, because I couldn’t quite see it, even though I was trying.
So after all this time, I’m finally seeing glimpses of the new direction, like glimpses of the eagle, and seeing how it all coincides perfectly with what He is now doing on a much larger scale, commissioning the eagles. Just in the past week or so, with each passing day, I’m seeing it clearer than ever before, which has given me a new passion for Z3 that reminds me of what it was like years ago. It’s not a return to the way it was before because it’s a whole new direction, but I’m excited about it again like I used to be.
With each new glimpse, this new vision is getting clearer and clearer. Even today, when I saw a new comment posted by Z3 News Administrator Rob Perrett, I got all choked up because it reminded me of how it was in the past when I had such a heart for Z3 and the community of people sharing here. I didn’t know if I would ever regain that passion again. I wasn’t sure if Z3 was part of this new direction, but seeing his comment confirmed to me that something new is now being birthed here.
My goal is to follow His leading wherever He leads me. So I give Him permission to totally change my plans for each day. Even if I wake up thinking I have a plan for what I hope to accomplish, if He leads me on some detours, that’s perfectly okay, as long as I know He’s the one leading and guiding me, because I want to be wherever He is. The past few days, I’ve been pleasantly surprised to see how He has been moving on my heart to post new things on Z3 again.
Glory to God! The season of going into the ground alone is now coming to an end and a new season is bringing forth an abundance of new life!
Author: James Bailey
James Bailey is a blogger, business owner, husband and father of two grown children. In 1982, he surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. In 2012, he founded Z3news.com to broadcast the message of salvation by reporting end time news before it happens.
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