I never really saw myself as someone who would be writing a blog about theology. One, I’m not that smart, two, I’m not that smart, and three, it never really interested me all that much.
Throughout the past, I’ve always mostly kept my opinions to myself. While I know the Bible is true, I never really shared its truth or impact on my life as openly as I should. I always feared offending someone, being criticized, or simply creating an uncomfortable situation. I’ve been more concerned with the repercussions that came with sharing my faith than I have been with the repercussions of not sharing it.
As with all good stories, though, there comes a time when the main character realizes that they can’t go down the road they are on anymore. If ever there was a year that many of us learned this, it was in the isolationism of 2020. It was also highly evident by the unrest, lack of peace, and division that arose out of the lockdowns that we live in a post-Christian society.
I realized that if I, as a Christian, am too scared to say and do what God puts on my heart, what chance does the rest of the world have? That was when I decided to write this blog. I won’t always get everything right. In fact, I’ll probably be wrong a lot or say something stupid (as I do pretty consistently). Still, I pray that this simple blog not only glorifies God but provokes honest discussion about who God is, how he loves us, and what it means to submit to him. I pray it also challenges the beliefs of this world that so easily lead us away from seeking God (materialism, naturalism, humanism, etc.). Lastly, I pray that some may come to know Christ through it and find immeasurable peace and strength in that relationship.
Ultimately we all need to pursue God and what he puts on our hearts. He can give us incredible strength, peace, and wisdom. We can’t allow fear to stop us from sharing the faith or fall under the lie that the loving thing to do is to keep silent. This isn’t about us or our future. It’s not even about our children. It’s about pursuing what God puts on our hearts for the good of his Kingdom (no matter the consequences that result).