Wanna know the truth?
I can honestly say that every time I sit down to write, I don’t always have a set plan. Half the time, I have no clue what I am doing. I just know I want to write. I want my words to draw one more person to Jesus. I want my words to give someone encouragement. I want my words to have a positive impact in this world, even if the story is not all sunshine and rainbows. But, other than that…this feels somewhat of a free for all.
One thing that I do know for sure is that this isn’t about me. I am not writing for the applause, or for the satisfaction of amazing feedback from friends, family, or even strangers. This isn’t about me and it never has been. I can’t say it enough… I don’t want the applause, I wouldn’t even have this blog if it wasn’t for God placing the idea on my heart. Truthfully, when I got the idea I was very nervous and asked probably more than 50 times “is this what you want for me?” and of course, the answer was yes.
May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. || Galatians 6:14
I am more concerned with touching the hearts and lives of others. Whether it is random strangers who do not know Christ, a friend who finds encouragement and love, or whether it’s a family member who finds new perspective in their walk with Christ by reading these posts. My goal with this blog is to just change one someone’s mind, someone’s perspective and their outlook on life and on Christ. I also try to be as honest as possible, because no one likes anything sugar-coated.
In a world full of hate, separation, and change one thing remains constant: Jesus! Yes, I said it, J E S U S. His love never changes, His mercies are new every day, He unfailing. You may find that hard to believe. Maybe someone has failed you and you may think Christ will do the same, I get that, but I promise he isn’t going to fail you. This is another reason why this blog is a Christian blog, people need to know that there is someone much bigger than ourselves there for us and holding us in the palm of his hand.
He has gone so incredibly far, farther any of us would go to say that he loves us. Jesus willingly paid all of our sins, said it was finished, carried a cross and died on it for us. That is a love that goes far beyond what any of us can comprehend. That act of pure love for the sinners who do not deserve that kind of mercy is breathtakingly beautiful.
AND….. that is the TRUTH!