Blogging 101 – Day 1
I have never taken the time since starting this blog to tell you something about myself. Why on earth would I write in a public forum for anyone to read rather than keeping a private journal? The truth is that I do both. Sometimes what is written into my private journal becomes fodder for the blog. I have never been an everyday or even every week blogger. When I do blog it is because I have something on my mind that I want people to know about.
I write on spiritual things. Sometimes they are things that I have learned in my journey. Sometimes they are topics that reflect things that are going on the world around me. I write to teach or to challenge. Sometimes I write hoping that there will be others out there in cyber space reading my words and they will be prompted to respond, either positivity or negatively.
So, as I write my way through Blogging 101, I hope that in the near future I will become a better communicator of ideas.
“This is my name forever…” Exodus 3:15
At some point in the future there will be one final word from a Name that will end all controversy for all time. We live in an apartment building where some apartments face inward to a courtyard with a fountain. For several nights now there have been loud collections of words being spoken till the wee hours in the morning. Loud obnoxious words without meaning. Words trying to drown out other words with their own noise. Words quoting resources. Words of anger. Words of surprise. Words rolling off alcohol saturated tongues. Words from many languages. Piercing words disturbing us in our sleep. Annoyed words thrown from quiet balconies to shut down the irritating words. Words, words and more words tossed into the night from voices in the dark. As I lay there trying to sleep, often I have asked the question: “In the multitude of words where is the wisdom? There is one Word that points us to the One Name that has the Ancient Wisdom. I AM. “This is my name forever…” Exodus 3:15 Many words try to explain or explain away I AM. Look into the past; examine the present; peer into the future … the Word forever accurately represents the Name. The Word did not grasp the Name on his own. “…he became so far better than the angels as he has inherited a name superior to theirs.” Hebrews 1:4 “…God exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name…” Philippians 2:9 So the next time that you hear words flowing around you, remember that this Name provides the final “say so” – the final word of I AM. “…keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus…” Hebrews 12:2 One Word. One Name. One Source. Amen!