Yes, I did indeed start a blog. Some of you (assuming that people are actually reading this) may be wondering why I would do this. For a long time I have considered writing in a blog, but I have always been aware of the potential for it transform into an expression of vanity; a medium for me to attempt to impress people (keyword: attempt). As Paul expresses in Romans 7:21, “When I want to do right, evil lies close at hand.” Even my greatest intensions become marred by sinful desires and transform into self-exultation. I so quickly lose my focus on what is right, good, and holy and run to vain and meaningless idols. My propensity to drift from the gospel is tiring and discouraging.
But wait a minute… maybe that is exactly why I should start writing. I so easily forget Christ. I so quickly allow my mind to wander and sow to the field of the flesh. Perhaps a regular exercise of focusing my thoughts on Christ would help me! Maybe it could even be of service to other people!
With that said, the purpose of this blog is to remind myself and others of what we are anchored to. It is my hope that through this reflective publication I would be drawn nearer to my God and grow to have a deeper love for the One who died to save me from The Drift. And if I can encourage even just one other person who is as prone to drifting as I am then I would consider this blog a profoundly worthwhile use of my time.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
prone to leave the God I love;
here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
seal it for thy courts above.