Below was my 1st ever post on renown = 4 years ago, January 1, 2008.
it's a new year again & lots of good stuff coming on this blog.
the 1st ever RENOWN blog
“I eagerly expect and
hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage
so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life
or by death.” – Paul (philippians 1:20)
not about me. It’s all about God and his renown. God is the greatest,
most awesome, coolest, most glorious thing in the universe. He is the
only One and only thing that can satisfy! We ALL want satisfaction, but
like the great theologian Mick Jagger sang – “I can’t get no (pause…)
satisfaction!” (it’s OK that you were singing along and rocking your air
guitar. You’re supposed to have fun when you read this blog.) (I bet
you were also thinking to yourself, "what possible good can come from a
blog that begins with a picture of Jagger?" now you know.) I would say
we can’t find satisfaction/happiness/joy because we’re looking in the
wrong places. So, where should we look?
Paul understood that life
is all about God, not us. He was determined to exalt Christ in any way
he could. And THERE Paul found satisfaction. I feel ya, Paul! I want to
magnify Christ’s renown in my life every second or if He can be exalted
higher in my death, then that’s cool too. Whatever it takes. It’s all
about Jesus. And in this lifestyle I am satisfied and the happiest man
Like Paul, this is my life goal… to spread the renown of Jesus
Christ! I’ll spend the rest of my life doing this for His name’s sake
and be the happiest man on earth.
And here’s my blog that’s just
another part of my life that’s attempting to spread God’s fame. I’m not
an expert writer or anything close, but I’m learning and experiencing so
much that I need an outlet for it. Some days I’ll be writing about my
amazing wife, pimp stuff in God’s word that I’m studying, something I
learned at a conference or in a book, or just something funny or crazy
that’s happening. You're reading the 1st ever RENOWN blog... this is a
momentous occasion. You may need to take a deep breath just to let it
all sink in. It won’t always be something deeply theological like what
you read above (jk). But it will always be thoughts flowing out of an
attempt to be completely satisfied in a God who is worthy of all the
renown and fame in the world.