Sometimes I wonder why I write my blog. Several days a week, I compose a message to any who will read it. Honestly, if I was doing this for positive reinforcement, I wouldn’t. Why? Because I would be discouraged at how few people respond. So, why do I do it?
I write because of what God has done for me. That’s the first reason. I was a man intent on destruction through alcoholism. Don’t get me wrong. I didn’t want to die, but I wouldn’t give up the booze. But, God transformed me – instantaneously! I kid you not. In one split second, he completely took away my desire for alcohol.
That’s the first reason. I’m grateful. The second is that God is indeed worthy of my public praise. We may not think so, but all of nature sings praise to our Creator – all except man. We refuse to. In fact, of all creation, we are the only ones in open and blatant rebellion. Whether I ignore or rebel against God does not change the fact that he is my Creator and is indeed worthy to be praised. So, this is my song!
Why do I do it?
That’s why. He opened my eyes to see him, and I am responding! But there is one other reason. I’m not just singing like the birds in isolation. My hope is to be heard. Why? So that you may know him, too. You see, every human ever born has this problem of rebellion. God, “who desires all me to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:4), wants you to change your ways. In fact, he demands it.
My hope is that my message reaches some, perhaps even one, so that they might know God like I know him.
“But,” you say, “I know God, too, but I don’t like your message.” I understand. But truth isn’t relative depending on our personal taste. You may not like my style. Fine. But let me point you to the bible. See for yourself if these things I say are true or not.
It’s worth your time.
Please, invest some time investigating the bible. The day is coming in which you and I will die. You have a sense, deep down, that there is something beyond this life. That sense is wired into your soul. If it is true, then you would be wise to check it out.
The bible is the place to look. Why? Because it is the only source of information about God that has consistently predicted the future with 100% accuracy. That’s right. Furthermore, there are plenty of prophecies that have yet to come. In all these, we find God calling us to repentance and for us to worship him as he is due. Those who obey will be rewarded handsomely. Rebels will be treated as such, and that won’t be pretty. You don’t want to make the wrong call on this one.