Monday, November 15, 2010
Because I Forget...
“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”- Ephesians 5:15-17
I’m starting this blog to hold me accountable to live in a way that glorifies God and to encourage other young women and moms who are daily striving to seek Christ alone and make the most of every opportunity to know Him more and make Him known.
In my posts I’ll share ways our family looks for the “gospel reminders” in our daily lives and traditions. I need this because I forget. I wander daily away from the truth that I need Christ and I’m not self-sufficient. I forget how much He loves me and offers forgiveness and grace because of His love for me. This is about my journey to know Him more and how I see the gospel in fresh ways and teach it to my children through traditions and daily life.
Truly Christ is the center and central theme of the Bible, in my personal life, and of this blog. Christ: present in Creation, pointed to as the coming Messiah throughout the Old Testament, fulfilled by coming down from heaven to take on flesh, live a sinless life, choosing to suffer and die a horrid death on the cross, and then rising again defeating death and offering eternal life to those who are His. This is who I continually lose sight of yet long to treasure above all. This is who I’ll blog about.
I’m praying as I type, because I can see where I can easily slip into thinking highly of myself (ouch) or fearing what others may think and miss blogging about Christ, but I also see how it can be a great accountability for me to live out the gospel daily, to enjoy Christ daily, and to pray for others and be prayed for. I pray that as you read, you too are encouraged to see and remember Christ daily. So today, I’ve become a blogger.