The First Blog Page on Christ.net.au
Behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Matthew 28:20
Welcome to the first page of the blog section of Christ.net.au. At this stage (early October 2018) the site is only brand new. Many of the links and other things still don't work. I'm not entirely sure what I'm going to use the blog section for yet — or if I will even keep it at all.
Most of what I have in mind to write about will fit into one category or another in the rest of the website, so I don't know if there's much need for a separate blog section. The reason the blog section here at all is coincidence — it was there originally on the design template I used for the website.
Perhaps it's good to have a space to just write about whatever comes into my mind. Without having to be too formal, or think it over too much to make it read well. I could write about my life as a Christian, or something. But I don't want myself to be the focus of the site, I want it to be Jesus Christ.
So that's what I'll use the blog section for: The idea occurred to me right now — after I wrote the paragraph above, and before I started this one: I'll use it to write about the Christian things I'm doing, and thinking, and feeling — and by doing so, try to bring more of a focus on Jesus to every minute of my life, as I live it.
For example, I was thinking about what to write next. Since this is a blog, I was thinking, "What can I write about what I'm doing today?" (That's what you do with a blog, right?) Then I was thinking "But the idea is to write about Jesus. How am I relating to Jesus right now? (Other than writing on a website about him, in the third person, as if he's not even here.)"
And it made me realise how much of my life I'm not really living with Jesus each moment. Originally, I was thinking, "I wish I had more time to write this web page and I didn't have to rush and I didn't have a lot of other things I also have to be doing (like housework and getting ready for work) which aren't getting done while I'm typing this"... Count how many times the word "I" is used in the last sentence versus Jesus (or God).
Then, after I started thinking more about putting the focus on Christ, I had a completely different string of thoughts. Like hey, wow, I'm saved, remember... Jesus is in control. God knows what he's doing. He is here with me right now. Things will sort themselves out according to his will.
I'll leave the page with that thought, and one more: I was listening to an online sermon by Paul Washer yesterday. Someone was asking him what his vision was. Meaning his long-term strategy for his ministry, his big plans for the future. And his answer was "Jesus... Christ... Crucified... Risen from the dead..." The other person kept on asking, "No but what's your vision, man". Paul said: "Obey God today." That's his vision.
Just to be a Christian.