I Have Something To Say – My first blog was August 12, 2017. Since then, I have written 591 musings. This weekend, I got my 10,000th hit. While the U.S. has over 90% of the hits (naturally), my site has been visited by individuals in 57 countries covering six continents (still waiting for Antarctica). Other than the U.S., my top viewers are (in order of frequency) from India, Ireland, Canada, Indonesia, United Kingdom, South Africa, China, South Korea, Nigeria and Hong Kong. Most of the other countries (like Australia, Fiji, Iraq, Myanmar, Qatar, Vietnam, and Zambia) had only one hit. At any rate, people in countries from A to Z have been shared The Word at least once. Trusting that I really did have something to say, and that it was God who really sent it, it will not return without accomplishment. Maybe I’ll get to meet most of you on the “other side” one day. Many of you I know already know, (like my mom who probably has 8.999 hits – just kidding, kind of). Thanks to all of you, especially my “frequent flyers.”
While these stats might seem like a lot to some, they are pretty modest compared to many other blogs I’ve seen and are following (they are an inspiration). But, they are encouraging enough that I will keep blogging “for the Kingdom.” For a bit longer at any rate. My biggest disappointment so far is the lack of comments from those that read my blogs. I have had a few, but I was looking forward to a bit of “iron sharpening iron” as comments go back and forth.
Thanks again, and I leave you with a re-blog of the one that started it all.
You Are Free
Genesis 2:16 – And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die.” (NIV 1978)
My Musing – Freedom (“you are free”), responsibility (“you must not eat”), choice (“when you eat”) and consequences (“you will surely die“). A complete package, all present from the beginning.
Freedom is not a license to act outside the will of God. While we may choose to do so, there will inevitably be consequences if we do.
My Advice – Be responsible in how you exercise the freedom that God gives you. Make wise choices that are consistent with God’s moral laws. This way you can avoid the consequences of wrong choices.
The Devolution of Man (The Termination of the Species)