More or less, blogging has always been a bit of a chore for me, and, as a result, I'm not that great at keeping up with it. Face it, most people really don't care what your 'live journal' says (This usually consists of personal, contemplative thoughts that merit little discussion anyway or a narcissistic rant about the miscellaneous happenings in the life of Average Joe. What?It's true.) - and most don't really have time (or desire) to keep up with it.
And mine always turn into 2000 word essays...
Anyway. I haven't forgotten the blog - just haven't...put thoughts together. Nor made sense of them.
The truth is, I want more. More than one life - or any life on this planet - could possibly have to offer. This is merely the backstage area of the play, the hotel room on the road trip, the kitchen before the wedding, the grills heating up before the party.
Oswald Chambers says life is really marked by the mundane, by Jesus being lived out in your ordinary, plain-Jane routine of life. It sounds a little passive to me, but the reasoning is you must first be trusted with a little before you will be trusted with more.
I don't know where this is going. I work from my house. I'm alone most of the day - unless I camp out at a coffee shop (in which I am shameless when it comes to conversation, but when I'm working, well, I'm working) or head up to the school (which is fun, but...distracting). So I honestly spend a good deal of time wondering if I even like people to love them because I'm not around them. Furthermore, most of the people I know are, well, Christians.
Now, my stipulation here is this: Jesus never specified who we're supposed to 'bear witness' to. Yes, we use different strategies and different approaches with different audiences (this is perfectly legitimate), however, Scripture tells us two things:
1. Preach the gospel to the uttermost parts of the earth. Since I'm going short today (well, for me): We are the salt and light of the earth. We're here to be disciples of Christ, to imitate him, and to bring guests in for adoption as sons of God.
2. Edify, exhort, and encourage the Body of Christ. Love one another as Christ has loved us.
Again, I'm rambling. Paul had a point - We're still on this earth because of Christ. Death is but the crossing of a threshold, the gate that gives way to...Home.
To live is Christ. To die is gain.
Bible reading: Genesis
Bible study: No Other Gods (Kelly Minter)
Editing: In the Shadow of the Stars (formerly Sins of the Son)
Playlist: Movie Soundtracks III
Reading: A Curse Dark as Gold (Elizabeth Bunce, a retelling of the Rumplestiltskin story)