Most people who have known me for a decent length of time know that I have always strongly disliked writing. When I was in middle school and even throughout high school, I dreaded even the shortest writing assignments. Even the most subjectively interesting topics were not enough to excite me to sit down and write for any extended period of time.
However, over the course of my first semester at college and this past year, I have found elements of this daunting art that I actually thoroughly enjoy. Yes, I said the word. I actually enjoy writing, or rather, I enjoy the effect that writing has. I love the skill of reflection, and that writing gives me the ability to process life’s experiences. And I love that writing has power. It has the power to inspire, transform, and even change the lives of those who read it.
All this being said, this brings me to the reason I decided to start this blog. Because trust me, despite my newfound appreciation for the art, I am still not a writer at heart* and would much rather find some other way to (hopefully) inspire people than sit down and write.
I am writing this blog because I believe in truth. While the principle of truth is powerful enough, I would like to take my statement further and say that not only do I believe in absolute truth, but I believe in biblical truth. You see, while the idea of “believing the Bible” or “believing in Jesus” is indeed simple and perhaps dull at first thought, the truth is incredibly powerful. The Bible is God’s word, God’s plan, and God’s revelation through and through. It is His message to reach out to us, if we so choose to read and study it. Furthermore, it documents the life of Jesus, who is the manifestation of the purest, truest love and righteous judgement at the same time.
In the end, having experienced these qualities of God, Jesus, and the Bible firsthand in my studies, life experiences, and relationship with Him, I have decided I simply cannot keep from sharing it. I have to share the truth. Not just because I believe it is absolute, but mostly because of what Jesus said in John 8:31-32. In talking to the Jews who believed in Him, he challenged them to hold to His teaching, and in that, they will know the truth, and the truth will set them free.
Now, I’m not saying I’m a biblical scholar or theologian or have even been to Bible school. I’m not perfect and I certainly don’t have “all the answers.” I’m just a follower of Jesus who has dedicated her life to Christ and wants other people to experience the freedom that comes from knowing Christ and His truth. It may not be the freedom that is often portrayed, and I can guarantee you that this Biblical truth can be very challenging at times. But in the end, it is the most incredible feeling, or dare I say lifestyle, that one can ever experience here on earth.
Truth matters. Jesus wants to reveal it to us if we seek Him. All it takes is a heart truly open to hearing His Word.
That’s all for now, though. More to come in following posts.
*2020 update: I actually do inherently enjoy writing now. Imagine that!