After I made a career switch about eight months ago, I found that I lost most of my blogging material. I have kicked around the idea of taking a more personal tack with this blog for a while, so it's time to give it a run. I will probably still throw some tech articles in here (just upgraded my Mac Book Air to Lion, so there is some material there), but for the time being, I am going share some stuff I have written (with pen and paper!) over the years. Be forewarned! These are just my ramblings, some of which are from a very challenging time in my life, others as a new believer, and some as, well, a slightly jaded believer. If you are friend, I would really appreciate you dropping me a line with your opinion in either the comments section or email, twitter, etc. I am counting on my friends to keep me from looking more foolish than I already am. Isn't that what friends are for? And even if we haven't become friends yet, comment anyway. I'd love to know your opinion.
So, without further adieu:
Walking in the Way of the Lord
Walking in the way of the Lord is not unlike training for an endurance event. In the beginning any improvement, no matter how small it is, seems monumental. As the athlete improves, the obstacles become larger, the hills steeper, the ruts deeper. And improvement or progress seems minuscule at best. It is only through the faith gained as a result of past successes that the athlete has the confidence to push on. It is through this faith that greater challenges are attempted and accomplished. It is when they look at past successes, and measure the future challenges against them, that they are able to forge ahead. When the focus shifts to the present obstacle, failure is almost certain.
It is much the same in our Christian life. Oftentimes it is because of our faith that the enemy devises obstacles. Sometimes even using past victories to disguise a stumbling block. All the while trying to get us to focus only on the present obstacle. For when we do, we forget the journeys God has already brought us through and neglect the promises of our future. Despair is almost certain.