Monday, July 03, 2006

Always winter etc

Hello Mandy!

More importantly, what about the issue of honesty when it comes to blogging. Much like in the real world, i think its easy to try and portray some kind of image of ourselves when we blog. That things are always good with us, that our relationship with the Lord is always as good as it could be. I'm not saying this is deliberate, neither am i advocating some kind of 'blog accountability', but its something i know i need to watch myself with.

One of the most discouraging things as a Christian is thinking you are the only one who struggles with a particular sin, or even sin in general. I remember in my first year as a young cell leader being encouraged by hearing guys i respected and looked up to talking about their battles with sin. John in his first letter says that if we claim not to sin, then the truth is not in us, so we may as well all face up to the fact that sometimes, quite often in fact in my case at least, we will be struggling with the sin in our life. One of the reasons i feel so happy in my relationship with the Lord at the moment is the time i've spent recently with people (insert your name in bold here) who want to serve the Lord and are real in their relationships with Him. Blogs are great because they can encourage their readers, help people to think and remember, but like in our actual relationships with people, lets be as honest as we can when we blog. Its far more honouring to our friends, and more importantly to the Lord.

9 comments:

thebluefish said...
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thebluefish said...

Wise words friend.
I've been challenged recently by Richard Baxter's The Reformed Pastor, which is very frank about the dangers of sin in ministry... sin plagues us all normally, and when you're in view that is magnified... and blogging serves to expose us to one another all the more.

Let us spur one another on to love and good deeds.

Anna said...

I couldn't agree more.

FloydTheBarber said...

who deleted a comment? I'm intrigued...

nicolalouise said...

hmm maybe it was me. having been up for a million hours when i read it (turns out i also need sleep as am not God) i don't think i knew what i was doing. possibly the post was going to say "i concur" as a tribute to hoops. yes.

thebluefish said...

I deleted my comment and reposted it - i had a typo which changed the meaning of one of the sentences in my comment...

thebluefish said...

Nicola - you just made the links page at www.adrian.warnock.info which is probably the most high profile UK evangelical blog... methinks, Ed jealous...

FloydTheBarber said...

Two stars mean more to me thanks Bish!

thebluefish said...

hahahaha