1) I don’t read blogs (or many books for that matter) because: My passion and desire is to live for Christ in the purest form possible.
With our foundation set on Christ and Him alone let’s delve into other resources outside of the Bible. First let me say that I’m not a “lone Ranger” Christian. Yes, I’ve read books and have been edified by them. And yes, I do follow one blog right now. It is being written by a dear sister in Christ who is sharing her heart and journey after tragically (God ordained) losing her husband (my friend and brother in Christ) in a work accident last year.
So if I do read some books and I’m following a blog what gives? Well the reality of being God’s adopted son is I’m not an only child. God has gifted His body of believers with those who understand and teach us about Him. These brothers and sisters are enlightened by the Holy Spirit to understand the Word of God and are empowered by the Holy Spirit to teach and preach it.
Knowing which books are from gifted brothers and sisters in Christ is where discernment comes in. And I want to clearly qualify this next statement by saying of course we read secular books to learn about history, math, science and other informative subjects to live life. However, when it comes to growing more like Christ and closer to our Father in heaven, for most of us, it can be dangerous and stifling to our walks to read anything not of the Spirit.
If we desire to love God and each other deeper then we need to be taught the Word of God in the power of God and He has given (gifted) us each other to do it together. It’s truly that simple.
Lord wiling next post we’ll look at why being taught (book or sermon) anything not Spirit lead can be dangerous and stifling. Also, how to tell the difference.
In His Peace,