Thursday, March 15, 2012

40/40 day 23 To Blog or not to Blog, to Post or not to Post

There are many things that are going through my mind tonight as I sit down to blog.  (the least of which is that blog is a funny word.)  I started this journey with the intention of building the habit of letting the world know what I am doing and what I am thinking.  I acknowledge that there are hundreds and possibly thousands of people out in the world who think that what they have to say must be heard by others.  I have never been one of those people.  I usually reserve my voice and hold my opinions until I deem it necessary to speak. I like to fall back on the proverb that it is better to remain silent and have people think you are a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.  Now I am publishing a blog.  I am in essence putting out for the whole world to see my opinions, my theology, my actions, and my ideology.  I am publishing my faults, failures, successes and sentiments for all the world to see.  (someone in Russia is reading this.) Then to top it off I connected a couple of these to my sermons on YOUTUBE.   Now bear in mind I am not seeking self glory or praise for what I am doing.  I would rather let things progress in my ministry and life and tell you about it person to person, or not at all.  I don't want to let the world know what I am doing.  This is what I must overcome.
Also what worries me about teaching and posting opinions is James chapter 3 verse 1:
Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers and sisters, because you know that we will be judged more strictly.

This verse scares the bageesus out of me.  God's word said that God will judge me for the things that I teach other people.  The things that I put out there and tell others and treat as what should be known and followed, God will hold me to even more strictly and severely.  (This came up in our weekly Bible study and caused much discussion.)  My life must be free from the blemish of hypocrisy and be covered in the cloth of truth and integrity.  Even more so since I am charged with the teaching and training of many college students, and now the ones who read this.  

I understand that in the past 23 days I have been blogging like a madman.  I have also been posting like a madman.  I believe the purpose of a blog is to be written and read.  So thanks for bearing with me for these 23 days, and I beg you to bear with me for the next 17.  I will be posting less after that. 

So let us all who blog be aware that the things we say will be held against us.  That is not to say that we need not to blog, but let us make sure what we say is backed up with what we do.  
Until next time
Hair the Theolobster

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