"We are too much haunted by ourselves, projecting the central shadow of self on everything around us. And then comes the Gospel to rescue us from this selfishness. Redemption is this, to forget self in God." - Frederick W. Robertson
Soulfari has been quiet since January and while that part of my life has been; the rest of my life has not. I won't bore you with the details of catch-up but the break has been good for me. I'm been writing, teaching and other creative exploits and all that has been wonderful. The subject matter of my last post "Spaghetti Western Matinee" left me humbled and reflective, I needed some time before I got back in the saddle again.
Sharing my heart on a blog is sometimes too easy, what I reveal can make me appear saint-like or maybe even like Jesus...all depending on how I choose to reveal myself. I honestly try to encourage wherever I go, blogging and "real" life...but the last thing I want to do is give an impression that I have it "all together", that every part of my life is under total control and bringing glory to God.
So, I'm revisiting the intent of my blogging—the why I do it—and it may take a little while longer to figure that out. In the meanwhile, I would like to share the sermon from this past Sunday, I had to pinch hit for my pastor who was home recovering from a bout of vertigo. We're doing a series on Total Forgiveness and I revisited a sermon a I did a couple of years ago called Deep. I feel that someone out there needs to be reminded of the deep work of redemption that God has done for his sons and daughters.
The message is simple...you have been forgiven or you can be...I urge not to wait any longer.
“In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:” Colossians 1:14
Have a beautiful day resting in the forgiveness found in the Cross.
Also, dealing with blogging, I truly understand. I began as a "few times a month" person ... and now I'm a "few times a week" person, b/c the Lord lays more and more on me to write, to share. Still trying to find time to focus on learning how to gain some publication. ANYHOW, Just want you to be blessed moment by moment through the Lord and your friends.
Believe me, if I'm ever in your area, I'll be in your church!
"Grabs our sin by the throat." That's my kind of language!