It’s been more than a year since I last blogged. Many things happened, been busy, had dry spell and became bored writing my thoughts and learning. Frustrating even is I could not seem to read the Bible for long because sleepiness takes over me almost everytime – spiritual warfare I believe. Good thing and I thank the Lord that even my focus got shifted to other things He didn’t let me gone astray to really backslide in my faith. He is the constant in my life, Who keeps me grounded, my Source of every good thing (and that is in spite of my not so faithful walk with Him). I feel that He gave me again a desire to write about my journey with Him so there is something that I can go back to, reminding me of His love, sovereigty and faithfulness in my life.
Honestly, it bothers me that I have not completely read my Bible up to now, on my 4th year of being born again. Maybe I became complacent or possibly got overwelmed by the contents I cannot easily fully understand. Either way, I need to be humble and poor in spirit asking the Lord to help me persevere emersing myself to His Words, internalize and apply them daily in my life. I need this because I know and can see how deeply flawed I am. It is difficult to progress to Christ-likeness if I will not be intentional in studying the Bible and ultimately knowing the Author intimately day by day.
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for the theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:3 ESV
With the renewed desire to blog, I hope to finish my unpublished blogs from way back last year and start writing on my new realization of God’s Word and my daily encounter with Him. I hope to be consistent in doing so not because I can with my own strength and will but because of God’s grace and the Holy Spirit as my catalyst.
I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
John 15:5 ESV
Soli Deo Gloria!