Six months ago, I finally took the plunge and began uploading my morning reflection times to this blog. I have been thinking about this project for several years, but I had always been a bit worried about posting my personal reflections. Not really out of fear or shame for letting the world peer into the inner life of my heart and mind. No, I have struggled with this because I know my prideful arrogant heart will strive to look at the “results” of the blog. So I have been quite intentional about this project being more of a personal documentary about my walk with Christ through this world. Writing is how I process life through the lens of the gospel. I find myself reading back through my journals and reflecting on the truths that the Spirit spoke through me or even wonder at my lack of faith and understanding. This blog keeps me motivated to spend regular consistent intentional time in God’s word and applying it to my everyday present struggles. I hope it is encouraging to anyone who happens to come across and read these short reflections. Ultimately, I just want it to be a sacrifice with a pleasing aroma to my Lord and Savior.
The plan moving forward is to continue to post my daily journal and reflections through the week. I will also continue the Cultivate Delight posts on Sunday as well, to help me focus on the Sabbath. I am wanting to post more reflections through the great hymns I sing at worship on Sunday, as well as the notes from my occasional teaching opportunities. I am hoping to begin posting some thoughts as I read through spiritual growth books. I just started a book on prayer by Andrew Murray, so be on the lookout for that. If you have any ideas, I would love to hear them!
I thought it would be interesting to show the most read posts over the past six months. So here are the top three posts thus far:
Thank you for reading and engaging Christ with me. I pray that your heart will be encouraged and challenged to love Jesus with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength!