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One PneumaReview.com writer recently wrote about their honest struggle: “Sometimes I go through bouts of discouragement, wondering what difference does it make with any of this. What changes because of anything I have to say on these matters?”

I remember in early 2013 looking at the situation with Pneuma Review and the Pneuma Foundation. We could not keep going the way we had been. We could not continue to print the journal and mail it out the way we had been doing for more than 15 years. I remember asking if we should wrap things up and shut down. Had we really made a difference? Was there any point in trying to reinvent ourselves and face the challenges of publishing digitally? I wondered if we could pull it off.

All of us long for significance. All of us want to know that what we’ve done matters. We also struggle to see how God can use what we have accomplished for the advancement of his kingdom, fraught as it is with the faults and failings we are all too aware of. But for the grace of God, none of it would matter. Yet, because of the grace of God – what Jesus has already finished – we can trust that God will use these feeble things to accomplish his mighty will in the earth.

Thanks be to God for allowing each of us to be his vessels to proclaim and demonstrate his will.

To the authors of PneumaReview.com, I want to offer my appreciation and encouragement:

Thank you for letting God speak through you.

Thank you for the work that goes into your articles and reviews, even when the appreciation for or even acknowledgement of your efforts doesn’t seem to materialize.

Thank you for encouraging us not to give up, even when your own doubts are doing battle with your resolve.

Thank you for challenging us to think through our assumptions and move closer to what God has revealed to us in his Word.

Thank you for the partnership we share in the ministry of the written and spoken word. May God grant that readers and hearers of our words become encouraged to be even more faithful doers of his Word.

To readers and visitors: if you have been encouraged, if you have been blessed by something here, please take a moment and leave a comment. I can’t express how much that means to us when you leave even a simple note.

In the love of the Father,

Raul

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Category: Get Involved, Spring 2015

About the Author: Raul L. Mock is one of the founders and directors of the Pneuma Foundation and editor of The Pneuma Review. Raul has been part of an Evangelical publishing ministry since 1996 and their Information Technology team since 1998. He and his wife, Erin, have a daughter and twin boys and live in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. Google+ LinkedIn

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