This is my first blog post in my entire life. Sure, I’ve written a few other things, but never in my own blog.
I’ve also read quite a few blogs. Honestly, it’s something I really enjoy doing to fill my time. We’ll see if the hours of reading other people’s blogs have produced any ability for me to create my own.
For my first blog post, I’d like to simply rewrite something I added to my journal a few months ago. I’m choosing to do this because it’s easy. It doesn’t put pressure on me to create something awesome on the spot that everyone will love. It also gives you, the reader, a clear view of the way I think (at least in part).
I’m encouraged that the knowledge of God isn’t a linear path on a spiritual continuum, nor is it a maze of holy calisthenics. I believe, from the exposure I have had, that the pursuit of the knowledge of God – namely Jesus Christ Himself, knowing His character, and being unified with Him – is comparable to a long, winding river. Such a river that is at times rough and rapid, traveling at great speeds or down great slopes. And yet, this river comes to points where it is calm and smooth, slowly pouring over rocks. It can become thin, and weak. Some of the water is designated away from the path of least resistance, because the difficult way may be the only way for the water to make it around and through. Such a river is at once frightening and exciting, loud and powerful, peaceful, and quiet. The path towards knowing and loving God deeply in my life has been like this.