Well, the last time I wrote in this blog, it was 2008 - it's crazy how one thing after another clutters up our lives, until the seemingly copious amounts of free time that we thought we had evaporates into thin air. But over the past months, as I've evaluated my life, my time, and the way I spend both, I look back to my practice of "blogging" regularly as an avenue for me to intentionally reflect on my life.
"Intention" has been a buzzword in my life lately. If I want a healthy marriage, I need to be intentional about not simply being in the proximity of my wife, but WITH her. If I want to be the man of God I'm called to be, I need to not just be around God, but choose to be WITH God. If I want to "live not as unwise, but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, I need to be intentional about the way that I spend my time, about what I say NO to and what I say YES to. Maybe blogging will be a part of that as I seek to leave a legacy of someone who pursued a life of being busy loving Jesus. Maybe not. But today, I choose to "run in such a way as to get the prize." See you on the track!
for His glory,
"Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore, I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave, so that after I have preached to others I myself will not be disqualified for the prize." (1 Corinthians 9:24-27)