THE JOURNEY OF 1000 MILES STARTS WITH THE 1st STEP (or stumble forward)

Here I go.  I’m starting a blog.  The funny thing is that I never thought much about blogs before now.  I’ve never really read them.  I didn’t get it.  Actually, I don’t know that I get it now.

So then I guess the question is… “Why start a blog?”  “Why now?”

The answer is pretty simple actually.  God put it on my heart.

You see, the older I get and the more mature I get in my faith, the more obedient  I’ve become to God’s call.  God has spoken to me since I was a young boy but I haven’t always listened.  In fact I’ve probably ignored Him more than I have been obedient during my 46 years on this Earth.    When I did listen it was because what He was asking me to do was easy.  When I didn’t listen to His call it was usually out of fear.  Fear of failing, fear of others, fear of rejection, fear of the unknown, etc.

When I was younger fear paralyzed me.  Now through the amazing love of Jesus Christ my Faith has far surpassed my fear.  It’s not that I still don’t fear, I do.  It’s just that Faith now allows me to understand that as long as I am obedient to God’s call I will remain under His protection.  Therefore no matter the outcome of what I do, as long as I am doing what He asks, He will use it to His greater glory.   With God there is winning in success and in failure.  It’s the ultimate “Win-Win Proposition”.  (or is it actually a Win-Lose-Win Proposition?)

So here I sit now the proud steward of a blog.  I say steward because it’s not mine.  I don’t own it.  It’s His and I simply mange it.  He asked me to start it so I did.  I’d like to think that God is going to give me some inspirational words for those who read my posts.  More than likely whatever word or message He does give me will be something that I need to learn or improve on.

As I said in the beginning I don’t know much about blogs.  I’m not sure if there is proper blog etiquette to follow.  If there is I’ll certainly mess that up so I’ll apologize in advance for any blog faux pas.

This has been the first step in my blog journey (as my cheesy title states).

Be blessed!



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