When you KNOW Why you are doing something it is a lot easier to keep at it when things get tough.
This post is about MY WHY. Why do I spend time online? Why do I work on the Internet at all hours of the day whenever possible? Yes, it is a means to an end. It is a way to earn an income to pay the bills, to eliminate debt and to prepare for a secure financial future. As each of those goals are met, the time here begins to take on a deeper dimension. Giving Back.
Yes. Giving Back. In appreciation for the multitude of gifts and blessings that have come my way even in the darkest times of my life, I strive to give back to the community of life around me. To share what is meaningful in my life. To live my Christian faith more transparently and perhaps motivate someone else to do the same. So when I ran across this video collection at Jesus.net, I knew I had to find a place for it on at least one of my sites.
Today a young man on the other side of the world asked me a direct question on Skype that I never expected. I wondered why I never asked the question myself. Did I assume I knew the answer? Did I want to avoid confrontation? Did I think it was necessary to keep my work apart from my faith filled life? Like a separation of church and state? I have not answered my own questions about this encounter yet but putting this video here tonight seems to be a way to respond when someone asks me “R U a Christian?” Yes, but in this pluralistic world online where does that part of me show up? How would he know? Why might he even want to ask? That is yet another series of questions for reflection.
The specific content in each video is obviously not my own words or work. But I share it here as a first step towards allowing my own spirituality to become more visible online.
In the devotional prayers I shared with my mother this morning it spoke of how often we praise our parents or express appreciation for something they have done. In contrast how often do we even think to express our appreciation or devotion to our Creator?
Peace be with you,dear friends,