Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A New Direction

I started this blog about a year ago to chronicle my journey of writing.  Well, let's be honest, what I really wanted was to use the blog to promote my writing.  I was very careful about what I wrote, trying not to step on any toes, but the fact of the matter is, that's no way to live, and it's certainly no way to write.

I do love to write, and I call myself an author, but ultimately, who I want to be...who I strive to be... is a follower of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  I haven't mentioned that in any of my blogs heretofore, and that's why I feel like I sold out.  Sold Him out.  How can I be honest about myself if I don't acknowledge what is the very core of my existence.

I want to share Truth with my readers.  I want to share Who Jesus is to me.  I recently ran across the book, Radical, by David Platt.  This book has challenged me to examine what it means to be a Christ follower.  I'm sure many of you have run across people who claim to come in Christ's name who have been rude, inconsiderate, or just plain obtuse.  I confess, I've probably been one of them, and I'm ashamed to admit that too many times, I've put myself first instead of Him.  I've called on Christ's name, but spat (metaphorically) on those He died for.  That's abominable.

This Jesus, who came to this earth to bring God down to us, deserves better.  Those He died for deserve better.  It's not about "turning over a new leaf".  It's about turning away from who I am to who He is. 

Please join me.