I didn’t know – and wordpress told me. It’s hard to think back now to how my views have changed in the last three years. Has blogging helped? I think it has. Blogging has introduced me to more concepts than I would have found in a newspaper. More open and well-argued opinions and theories. More tragedy than anyone should have to endure. And more evil than we could believe our trusted health guardians capable of.
Yes, my views have changed. I have become perhaps more cynical of the lies in the media. I have become more doubting of the claims of the so-called “alternative” media too.
But one thing has shone through all of that worldly stuff – I cling ever closer to God! Why do I cling? Am I afraid of the world? No – I’m afraid of deception, because that puts a barrier between us and Him. So I seek Him and His word – and I close my mind around his word!
Deception is rife. It’s everywhere. It’s in the preposterous, but also the entirely believable. The believable is more dangerous, and the desirable even more so. How many of us could resist a comforting lie if it’s what our heart wants?! But surrendering our hearts to God and saying YOUR WILL, NOT MINE helps. The only way to know His will is to read His word!
The paring away of lies, of falsehood is only one aspect of our walk with God though. That is, in some respects, an intellectual path, and for me, that was the walk I had to take. I had to stop leaning on my own understanding! I had to get into the word of God to STOP my intellectual reasoning from getting in the way of my walk. My battle was partly with me!
But in many other respects this blog could come to an end and I could move away and shift my focus into something far simpler. Something not even slightly cerebral. Perhaps that will be my next adventure – to live in the wilds with my man and get truly back to basics. In the following post I’m going to share a show with Zach Bauer, and you need to listen to this, because the depth of his learning about God and His word was greatly increased when he began smallholding. I hope that is next for me – but far away from here! God willing!
This blog continues to draw visitors from around the world. I will finish by saying a big thank you to all my followers – thank you for sticking with me – some from the very early days. The shifts in my views have chased a few away, and drawn ire from others, but that was a necessary part of the journey I think!
As a final P.S. those of you in Torah may be like me and without a group or church to meet with. That isn’t an easy thing to deal with, and it can be very isolating. I’m going to add today all my favourite Torah teachers to the Resources page, so that you can find some spiritual food for your Sabbath rest and study. I hope these teachers are a blessing to you, but as with everything, use discernment, and close your mind around the word of God! If any of you are without fellowship and are in need to prayer, please use the email address on the About Lis page and contact me. I am happy to pray for your needs!
God Bless you