Sunday, 4 July 2010

A brief introduction..

There are many possible reasons for one to blog, but here are my few:

  • To keep friends and family updated on the what, who, when, why, were and hows of my life. Do keep me in prayer.
  • As a means of expression; an overflow of my thoughts/feelings/emotions. I write a lot better than I talk. Perhaps this is also due to the fact that I spend more time thinking before I write than when I talk.
  • To cultivate the habit of penning down my thoughts. I feel that journaling helps streamline stray thoughts and provide perspective and direction.
  • To encourage my fellow participants in the race of life. We are running the race, but let’s not just run for the prize but also to help the others along the way. I would be absolutely delighted should whatever I pen down be of any help you in your time of need.

There are certain things that this blog isn’t meant to be. I include here some chosen portions of a write up on Christianity and modern social media (by Dustin Neeley) which I agree with wholeheartedly:

Social media (blogging, Facebook, Twitter, etc.), as technology, is neutral and harmless. Social media can and should be used for the glory of God and the advancement of the gospel in every possible way. But natural-born idolaters like you and me are no more than a few clicks away from making this good thing a god thing.

The most dangerous of these tainted meals is pride. Few other creations in history have allowed us to see how "important" we and our thoughts are with such tantalizing immediacy as our blog and tweet stats. There are times we check our stats because we are more concerned with the applause of man than the affirmation of Jesus, and we forsake the true justification of who we are in the gospel for the false justification of who we are in the eyes of our followers. We do the opposite of what we set out to do in the first place; we serve ourselves instead of God and his people.

Pride creeps in through tweets and status updates. Though there is nothing inherently wrong with mentioning where we are having lunch or who we are with, we would be well served by checking our hearts before we do. Are we sharing this information to give people a helpful window into our lives as we seek to live out the gospel, or are we unwittingly (or even quite wittingly) enticing our friends toward coveting the life we are living? Out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth tweets.

May every single post be motivated by my love for God and point others toward Him and not myself.


  1. okay, obviously, i'm just starting to read your blog. i love the pasted portion of the article. so true. thanks!

  2. hi guatz! funny that you commented on this post coz its the exact reminder I need at the moment =)