When I first approached a friend about helping me to set up a blog, she asked me a very important question – Why do you want to start a blog? This was a great exercise to me as I thought about starting this blog.
First, I want to be able to have more of an impact on people throughout the week by getting them thinking about God and His Word as often as possible. Second, I want people in the church and visitors to be able to get to know me and my teaching better so that they can be comfortable coming on Sunday and already feel a connection. Third, I just like teaching and I like writing so it seems like a natural fit. I don’t want to try to make money off of it or get famous or anything. I’ve gotten to a place in ministry where I believe that the size of impact is totally up to God and my focus should simply be on the depth of my faith and obedience. I’m totally fine if I do this and only a handful of people read it. I have a feeling it will be good for me no matter what.
The last phrase I wrote to her has really stuck in my mind and I’m curious to see what happens.