So many people ask me – “Why do you write?” Years ago, I remember someone once approached me and suggested that I should start blogging, but I shrugged it off because I hated the idea then. In hindsight, I think God used that person to water the seed He already planted in me. Fast-forward, a couple of years later, here I am pleading with the Holy Spirit to help me write His story, not mine. The cry of my heart is revealed in the following lines I’ve borrowed from a song written by Keith Green, I’ll give it back when I’m done 🙂
Albert Einstein once said, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” By God’s grace, what I hope to achieve with these writings is to clearly simplify the word of God so that it can be clearly understood and not misunderstood. By sharing it, I trust God will use it to bless, encourage and help minds to be transformed into the likeness of Christ.
Virtually all the writings have come about through my heart’s desire to draw near and know the heart of my Heavenly Father. This desire has been significantly aided by “Leading the Way (LTW),” – a Christian ministry with Dr. Michael Youssef entirely committed to passionately proclaiming uncompromising truth of God’s word.
At school, we often kept a notebook handy to take notes on the teacher’s lecture. How much more important is it for us not only to take notes, but also to discern when we see, listen, or read about what is been proclaimed about God, or what God is teaching us through people? When something is important, you write it down. For this reason, God gave us His Living Word – The Holy Bible.
We learn from people in the Bible, we learn from examples, from their sins, failures, repentance and their godly lives. But if we ever just learn from people and miss comprehending the character of God and what God wants us to know about Him in these stories then we miss everything.
There is only one way that you can know what your Heavenly Father is like, and that is in His Word. There is only one manifestation of what your Heavenly Father is like, and that is His Son the Lord Jesus Christ. There is only one source from which you can understand how to relate to your Heavenly Father, and that is the Holy Bible.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” – John 1:1
“The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us, and we have seen His glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” – John 1:14
When Christ Jesus said (in Matthew 4:4), “Man shall not leave by bread alone, but by every word that comes out the mouth of God” He is saying that the word of God will:
- Feed your soul when you’re hungry
- Sustain you when you’re faint
- Lift you up when you’re down
- Give you power to say no to temptation
- Give you strength to stand alone if you must
- Carry you when no one else can
- Satisfy your deepest longing and desire.
“For the word of God is living and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” – Hebrews 4:12
A little bit more about me:
I am what God says I am, my identity is in Christ alone.
I have a keen interest in STEM subjects and a reasonable level of understanding relating to aerospace structures and systems design. I love playing chess, listening to music, and my favourite musical instrument is the piano. I used to love drawing too, and hope to one day get back into it. I do love being in the great outdoors especially on my bike. Seeing the ocean is always quite a sight for sore eyes to me. It makes me wonder like the psalmist when He said, “What am I that God should be at all mindful of me?”
If God wills, I aim to travel somewhere new every year and explore the beauty of this side of heaven, and I’m thankful to God that I’m currently on my way in doing so. I mostly look forward to spending eternity exploring all of God’s creation and also long to hear the music of Heaven. Above all else, no matter where I may go, or whom I may meet, or what I may see, do, accomplish, earn, or be given to me, there is nothing that would ever even come close to the greatness of knowing Jesus Christ my Lord.
To God alone be all honour and glory.