Fresh Face, Old Endeavor

Three or four times at least I have set out to engage the undertaking of becoming an esteemed “blogger”. Evidence of my success in this endeavor can be found in the gap between my last post on my former blog, and the first post on this one. It adds up to one year. Clearly, I am not a disciplined “blogger”. Thus, in beginning a new website, I also seek to begin a new way of thinking.

Instead of setting out to become a blogger, I am simply stepping into the mindset of a writer. Though books, poetry and articles are not things I claim to have the gift of producing, I still believe in what I have received as a means by which I can write.

What is this that I have received? It is grace, and this grace has been given to me by Jesus Christ. He has given me a great gift in His grace, and this is the gift of knowledge. Knowing God in Jesus is Eternal Life (John 17:3). This eternal life is what my heart yearns for more than all else. The world offers much in the realm of contemplation and knowledge, but true knowledge is founded in Christ (Colossians 2:8-15). It could appear overwhelming when trying to seek truth while being bombarded with the philosophy of man. But we must take heart in the gift that we have been given to take captive every thought and make it obedient to Jesus (2 Corinthians 10:5). Through Him we can have understanding and wisdom of things that seem otherwise unobtainable.

I am making it my prayer that I would “run in the path of your commands, for you have broadened my understanding” (Psalm 119:32). My claim is not that I will present new ideas or profound concepts, but that the grace and knowledge of Jesus that I continue to grow in would be presented here in detail as encouragement or edification (2 Peter 3:18).

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