June 4, 2011


For my first post I want to try and summarize who God is to me and why He is the center of my life. It just makes sense to start with the foundation of my life. I'm not trying to summarize God Himself, of course, because (if it was even possible) it would take the rest of my life to do it! As Frank Peretti puts it, "You don't define God, and I don't define God. It is not up to Man to define God! God is not a matter of opinion."

That being the case, I am left to my relationship with God and Jesus, and what it means to me. Oh my. I believe, first, that God is the Creator of all things. That Jesus died for the sins of the world, thus sparing me the punishment I actually deserve. And there is nothing on this earth that can truly harm me because of Him. Since He is the Living God, I think it would be nice to describe with more verbs than adjectives...

He is saving. I am not just redeemed or saved or made new, in the past tense, but constantly God is saving, redeeming, and making me new. He daily is forgiving and loving despite my faults and failures, because He is good and merciful. I believe that Jesus is actively interceding on my behalf at all times. 

God is also present. He is here in my life at every moment. And not just here but everywhere. I believe He doesn't just set things into motion and know where the world will go from there, but that He personally guides every atom and quark (yes that's a thing) and whatever is even smaller than that, every millisecond of eternity.

I think that's all I need to say for a start. I want to address some other topics in detail later, but what He is doing for me and what He is doing everywhere all the time is more than enough reason for me to worship and praise Him with all of my heart for all of my days, and strive to have a better understanding of God and His word. Certainly, I fall short of my own ideals every day, but that's what grace is for :)

June 3, 2011

Upcoming Epic Things...

I've been thinking lately about the things I believe in and all the opinions I have, and I've decided I'm going to start actually using my blog and writing about the things I think about. I guess that's exactly what most blogs are, but it's a pretty big deal to me to be able to communicate clearly what's on my heart and mind, so I'm hoping I can get most of my friends and family to read what I'm writing, and respond intelligently too. I'm planning to fully devote one post to each subject or topic or idea, and so far my little list has about 25 ideas written down. I'm going to take my time and thoroughly discuss everything as much as I can, so I hope you'll take the time to read the things I will take the time to say and forgive me if I end up repeating myself. I'm excited about this, and that I have the time and ability to undertake this :)