I only just recently noticed that this blog was going to be my 250thso I thought I would just depart from my long running series looking at ‘The sermon on the mount’ and just write a few reflections about why I write these blogs.
The first one was over 4 and a half years ago, on 6th April 2012. If you want, you can read it here http://adrianpursglove.com/whats-so-good-about-good-friday/
I hadn’t originally intended to write Christian blogs. I started creating websites to see if I could earn some money through internet marketing. Basically, you set up websites about specific subjects and then put links to products for people to buy. Every time they buy something you get a very small percentage. Sounds great but the reality is not so easy and you have to find ways of getting up the google rankings so that people can actually find the sites.
My heart wasn’t really in it, but I discovered that God was using this journey of creating websites to start this blog. I definitely have a heart to share God’s word with as many people as possible and I have learned a lot to share in my 45 years as a Christian. I love the bible and I love it when God reveals fresh insights with me. I don’t have the opportunity to preach, so writing was the best vehicle for me to share all that I have learned.
In the early days I wrote more than one blog a week, but after a while I got into a pattern of producing one each week and I don’t think I have missed a week for a good few years. I sometimes wonder if anyone actually reads them, but every now and again I get some lovely comments and it really encourages me. I hope if you are reading this that you have found these blogs helpful. Please do feel free to write in the comments section, especially if I have not been very clear, or even if you have any future subjects you would like me to tackle. My prayer is that through the reading of these you will feel closer to God and understand His word more.
If you want to read any of the previous 249 blogs, why not check out the archive section at the top of the page?
Next week we will return to look at the third aspect of Matthew 7:7 ‘knocking’) following asking and seeking. Until then, God bless and thanks for reading.