500 posts, some crazy, some serious, about Christ and You!
Devotional Thought of the Day:
13 If I acted crazy, I did it for God; if I acted overly serious, I did it for you. 14 Christ’s love has moved me to such extremes. His love has the first and last word in everything we do. Our firm decision is to work from this focused center: One man died for everyone. 2 Corinthians 5:13-14 (MSG)
27 God’s plan is to make known his secret to his people, this rich and glorious secret which he has for all peoples. And the secret is that Christ is in you, which means that you will share in the glory of God. Colossians 1:27 (TEV)
This is my 500th post. That’s kind of bizzarre.
Thinking about it is odd, especially when I look at the stats and realize people from all over the world have come here, read a blog or two. Some have even followed the blog.
I’ve thought about stopping writing a number of times, or just putting sermons up – which is how I started blogging. The writing, spiritual journaling is something that happens, so why so share it? I pray that its blessed some of you other there.
Some have been a little crazy, or self revealing, and the thoughts not well put together. Others are more serious, nearly prophetic in calling us to realize what we do in our lives, and how it relates to God and those Jesus died for along with you and I.
Many have quoted a pretty crazy and serious pastor named Martin Luther, who didn’t like Christians being identified with his name.
Even more have quoted a Catholic priest/evangelist/pastor named St Josemaria Escriva.
Both of these guys had a heart for Christ’s work, for His love and mercy being revealed to others. A heart I long to develop in myself, in my congregation, in the pastors I long to work alongside. Not a mindset that is mission, but a heart that sees people who are struggling with life and with great love comes alongside them and helps them know Christ is with you!
For both those who trust in Christ, and those who do not yet understand why He is worthy of investing your life in, need to know that. That I hope and pray is the outcome of this blog… that this sinner, justified by the love of God, has writtent words to edify and challenge you. That it has done what those verses up there have said. That you know Him, and know of the glory you will share Him, because He loves you.
That’s why this blog is here… and I would love to have some feedback, if it’s blessed you, if it’s helped you see Christ’s love. If its helped you know Him, if its made you think about your relationship with Him, that He’s drawn you into. So if it has been a help in life – please leave me a note below. It will encourage me to write the next 500..
Thanks and God Bless!
- Having a Crisis of Faith? Come Join us! (justifiedandsinner.com)
- Encountering others on Holy Ground. (justifiedandsinner.com)
- The Heart of Theology & the Heart of Ministry is the Heart of Christ (justifiedandsinner.com)
Posted on October 17, 2013, in Devotions and tagged 500th blog, love of God., milestone, Ministry, Preaching Christ Crucified. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
Yes, your blog has blessed me. It has helped me to slow down, listen to others, currently learning not to react too swiftly to doubt I hear in others, but rather see it as an opportunity to encourage their faith.
More times than I can count, your blog has spoken to me just when it was needed. I am thankful for your dedication and love that pours from it. May God bless you richly for the lives you touch and minister to.