The Best Man

So, I’ve always wanted to have a blog and write about stuff and give my opinions on politics, media, books, Christendom, etc. I started this thing up a week ago and I’ve got nothing to say. I still feel the urge to write, however, I lack a proper motivation.

A friend of mine was teaching from John 3 not too long ago and it was the first time in a while that I’ve felt a reason to write about anything at all and a good underlying theme for what this blog will be focused on as I continue to write.

One of his main points came from John 3:27 where John says to his disciples, “A man can receive nothing unless it has been given him from heaven.”  My friend went on to illustrate several examples of what we can learn from John’s character – but this one stuck with me the most.

If I want to write, then the only things I can write about are the things which I am receiving from the Lord.  It is and will be my hope that the thoughts he gives me will, in turn, point back to him.  John also puts the idea like being a best man at a wedding.  When was the last time you saw a wedding that was all about the best man?  And, yet, who helps the groom look great on his wedding day?  What if my discipleship to Jesus was less about bringing attention to myself and more about being a voice crying out in the wilderness, “Prepare ye the way of the Lord!”

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