A Christian’s heavenly journey with his feet on the ground. Treasures shared that are discovered along the way.
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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Why Do I Write This Blog?

My wife and I are due for some refreshment, relaxation and reflection this week, so I thought it would be an appropriate time to ask myself why I write and why I write this blog in particular.

Why do I write?

  • Basically I write because I just have to, there's a compulsion to do so.
  • I write for me, because it has a healing quality.
  • I keep a prayer journal between myself and God.
  • The creative instinct within me is being unlocked, so even though I have had little teaching, I am learning to paint a picture in words or oil paint or photography.
  • When I was a boy I was very shy and had difficulty expressing myself. It's was only in later years, after I became a Christian - especially when I began to get in touch with my inner feelings - that I began to find a new freedom to express what was on my heart, not just my head. I have a need to express.
  • I want to learn and improve my communication skills. I admire those - like the authors of some of the blogs I read - who have the ability to explain themselves so readily and easily.
Why do I write this blog?

  • I have discovered that being a Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ, is the biggest adventure I could ever imagine. Much bigger and more beautiful than any mountaineering adventure I have had. There have been times when I have either been so scared and devastated or so stimulated, that it seemed I was the only one like it. But that's not so of course, so I have a compulsion - I believe a God-given compulsion - to share out of this experience.
  • Likewise I have a desire to hear from other's experience and learn.

That's enough for starters, straight off the top of my head. I may have other reasons by the end of this time.

Just in case you feel there's not much 'devotional' content in this post, why not have a look at "I Believe In Miracles" in my other blog.

4 comments :

  1. Alexander said...

    Thanks so much! I needed that! It's been hard for me to get to my blog to write because of trying to earn that "almighty dollar."

    I've been looking for peace this morning...and I found it in God through prayer...and your blog! :)

    Many blessings, friend!

  2. Alexander said...

    Mentioned your post in mine today...thanks!

    There's No Debate

  3. Tamela's Place said...

    God has a way of getting a hold of us and stirring us up so as we can be His witness.. Whether it's in writing, painting, speaking. it is beautiful when God's people open their hearts and share what the Lord has placed within them. Your blog is a blessing and praise the Lord for putting it upon your heart to share your heart with us..

  4. VERSEODE said...

    I came to this through alexanders blog and fully understand your bit about being an inner person.Most of my poems are from inside and since my counselling,have been more outer.This is a very real blog and we need to be more vunerable to reach others. God Bless,Mike.