I have been a believer for close to twenty years now. He is faithful!
I consider myself an “exhorter” (check 2 Tim. 4:2). A person with the gift of exhortation has the ability to bring encouragement, to help others see the relevance of Scripture, to give insightful counsel, to motivate, to comfort, and to offer hope that prompts action.
My interests include reflections and thoughts on suffering (and all that it entails – grief, physical pain, loss, death, depression, etc.), theology (biblical, practical, systematic), and expository (line by line) bible study. Attendance at several bible seminaries (online and otherwise) have just fueled the flame I already have burning: I love to learn! And especially about God. Most importantly, to pass that on to others.
My goal with this site is to serve and glorify Christ by serving and encouraging others in the faith. Praying to be the pen through which His ink flows….
“I thank the Lord if he makes my writings useful. I hope they containsome of his truths; and truth, like a torch, may be seen by its own lightwithout reference to the hand that holds it.”
Leading a man to Christ is only the start of the process: we must ensure that the man is grounded in Scripture, loved, and encouraged in the faith. A major part of spiritual growth is precisely a good grasp of doctrine. Without it you will be swayed and confused by each new idea. But more than this, sound doctrine is a splendid avenue to a deeper knowledge of God himself, for doctrine concerns the nature and purpose of God.
— George Verwer
(founder of Operation Mobilization), No Turning Back, p. 59
Yes! Exhorters to cheer on the faithful who are alongside us in the faith and in the race are so important!
Thanks for checking up on me. Everything is good. It is well. I’m just spending a lot more time in God’s presence and in worship and praise so I decided to take a break from blogging, internetting, and such to try to cultivate a heart that listens to God.
I hope that all is well with you. Much love and blessings.
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