I think I am coming to a new conclusion and understanding about blogging. And anything else, for that matter. Let me explain. You know how I usually post a lot of quotes on my blog posts? They're usually good, right? But I think that I may be overlooking an important factor in sharing. And that is personal testimony. “If the Word of God is enshrined in their hearts, they will give a practical demonstration of the power and purity of the gospel. The testimony thus borne to the world is of much more value than sermons, or professions of godliness that do not reveal good works.” '4BC' pg. 1181.3.
I will be quite honest, I am very timid about sharing tidbits from my personal life. For those who know me now, and haven't known me long, they might have a hard time believing that I am quite timid inside. But I am. Even so, I am seeing more and more that I need to share what God is doing in my life, as that is what blesses me most when I read and hear other people's stories. I love to read good quotes. But I am highly blessed when I see and hear the practical gospel at work in people's lives! So, I think I will try to start doing this. I hope whatever I share from my humble experiences can be a blessing to someone. To start with I think I will share something that we talked about during family worship last night. Some cousins of mine, the Sharon family, are missionaries in Thailand. (see http://jesus4asia.org/ for more info). We recently read on their blog about their move to a different place in Thailand, and the trials involved, but also the miracles that God provided to sustain and provide for them. And I realized something: If we expect God to do mighty things for us, we must accept for God to do mighty things through us. And so I ask myself the question, if I am not seeing God work in my life, am I allowing Him to work through my life? I have to be a missionary, if I expect to see God work.
“ Every true disciple is born into the kingdom of God as a missionary.” --The Desire of Ages, p. 195.
So, my friends, I am aiming for that. You want to join me? And I should let you know, I appreciate you sharing your experiences. They mean a lot. Praise God for leading us higher!
Now, let's go to work.
Your humble brother,