Sunday, March 22, 2009

What am I doing here?

Someone posted this on the bulletin board at work and I got a good laugh. It pretty well sums up my efforts at blogging. So why do I do it?

I hinted in my last post, that I relate to David when facing Goliath. He wasn't motivated by the battle (though I have to fight that in my own pride), but he was motivated because Goliath mocked his God. "Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?" (1 Sam 17:26) I feel like our culture, in the name of political correctness and tolerance, is defying the armies of the living God- his Kingdom on Earth, also known as his Church. Like David asking who will stand against this, I look at American Christianity (TM) and ask the same. But our watered down church has let the world creep in and manipulate the Gospel while our mouths have been shut to preaching the Truth.

I also feel like Jeremiah who said, "his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot." (Jer 20:9) I feel like I have something to say, and I trust that the Spirit is leading me. In fact, that's why I'll go a while without posting- it's not that there isn't anything to blog about, but my spirit doesn't feel moved to do so. I might be the only person who cares what I think, but I cannot "hold it in."

I have to fight my own pride, thinking that I have some special insight. But I do want to share what's on my heart and I don't want to do it for my own benefit. That's why I try to approach this like a ministry with various links (because it isn't all about me) and try to include a scripture with every post (because again, it isn't all about me).

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Greg Battin said...

I love that picture about blogging. It is so true. I spend so much time trying to make my blog studies great for the readers when I really just want an electronic diary of studies for myself and for my friends. We should all relax and realize that our blogs arent gonna change the world so have fun with it and dont take it personal.
Good post by the way..

Fatha Frank said...

My blog will too change the world! j/k I have to fight being jealous of other blogs that are all trendy, get tons of comments, and have lots of followers. But I come back to reality. I'd rather have close relationships with brothers and sisters in Christ than have virtual relationships online.