I haven't posted lately as I find myself stuck with two many big topics in the hopper and not enough time to whittle down all of the resources I have accumulated for each one. I am hoping that will change in the near future.
But for right now, I came across this today which was taken from a brief blog written by Mike Donehey in conjunction with Tenth Avenue North's release of The Struggle.
“I will incline my heart to a proverb;
I will solve my riddle to the music of the lyre”
After 11 or so years of playing and writing songs,
I’ve finally come to understand that I don’t write,
because I know what I’m talking about,
I write precisely because I don’t know what I’m talking about.
I write to understand.
I write to unriddle my heart.
This was very well said and I can completely relate. I don't blog because I know what I am talking about. I don't lead a men's small group because I have all the answers. I don't witness my faith because I will have a compelling answer for every objection that is raised.
I do those things because I feel called by God to do them and because He is constantly teaching me through them while He is teaching others through me. He is the source of all wisdom and these are simply some of the venues in which He unleashes His insights and understanding. Even more so, these are times when I am still, submitting and ready to listen to what He has to say.
There is no doubt that many of my heart's questions, longings and struggles come out on these digital pages. It is a place where the wrestling is plain to see and where God's promises of seeking Him first resulting in all that we need are put on display. I don't write because I understand. I write because He understands.