When I started writing the Knowledge Dropper blog in January, my goal (as part of Jon Acuff’s Finish Year project) was to produce quality posts, hopefully getting better as I went, every weekday for the entire 2012 calendar year that spread truth about growing closer to God.  Half way into that goal, I have written 130 entries with messages that I believe represent who I understand my God to be.  That is over 70,000 words about how I read the Bible, my observations about the modern Church, and my understanding of how the Holy Spirit works in our lives. 

Last week, I told my wife that I was thinking about taking a break from blogging.  I had my reasons for considering this, some more relevant than others.  Never being the type to push me into anything, I was surprised by the look that she gave me that can only be described as perplexed.  It looked kind of like this:  :-/.  She said, “Aren’t people still telling you that they get something out of your writing?”  I am not sure I really answered her.  I kind of retreated into thought for a bit, trying to figure out if the answer to her question was enough to convince me to keep writing.

With most posts, I receive a comment or a message with somebody telling me that they appreciated the message, or that they had been struggling with the particular issue I wrote about, or that they simply enjoyed reading that day.  It is very encouraging, actually.  It has often kept me going when writing started to work its way down my priority list.  I love the fact that others are encouraged by my blog, and that gives me ample reason to keep it going.

But the more I reflected on people “getting something” out of my writing, the more I realized that there has been one person that has seemed to benefit from absolutely every post.  One person has somehow struggled with every issue I have written about, spent time in prayer about every entry, and read up on the Biblical context of every scripture I have quoted.  The individual that seems to have grown closer to God more than any other because of my work has been, to no surprise, me.

Through studying the Bible to get a more thorough understanding of what I was writing about, spending time in prayer so that the Holy Spirit would guide me in my work, and discussing difficult issues with spiritual mentors to make sure that I was on track with my arguments, I have improved my relationship with God more in the last six months than I have in the last several years.  Writing every day has held me accountable to doing the things that I should be doing anyway.  I have been reading, praying, questioning, discussing, and learning more about Him than I ever have before.

Somewhat selfishly, I plan to continue toward my goal of at least finishing out the year writing as the Knowledge Dropper.  I hope that I will be able to continue my personal spiritual growth at the rate that I have experienced so far this year.  And I pray that anyone that reads will get even a small piece of the blessing that has already come to me through writing about the One from who all blessings flow. 

Thank you so much for joining me on this journey.  I’ll see you tomorrow.

7/2/2012 02:55:52 am

I totally get a lot from your blog. You're a great role model and I thank God for your influence in my life!

7/7/2012 10:05:56 am

One of my favorites


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