If you’re a regular attender of this blog you’ll know it’s essentially nothing more than a stream of consciousness – when I think of something, I write about it. End of. And that’s fun, but perhaps there’s value in adding a bit more structure to something like this.
So anyway I thought it might be fun to spend the next few Wednesdays revisiting whatever it was that I posted exactly one year earlier, for two primary reasons:
- The readership of this blog has probably changed since then, so if you missed it this time last year you might like it now!
- My writing style has also probably changed (hopefully improved), so over time we might actually end up with some quality here. ‘Bout time too.
So this was what I was writing about on 6 February 2012 (you can see the original post over here).
Aren’t Christians great at considering the ‘sin which clings so closely’ which we’re supposed to ‘lay aside’ according to Hebrews 12? We analyse our lives and spot it immediately: ‘Hey, there’s sin! Kill it!’ We might not be excellent at cutting it out altogether but we’re certainly aware of it, and that’s step one.
That said, laying aside ‘every weight’ is actually mentioned before sin in that Bible passage. And Christians are not great at considering that. I could go on all day telling you about what I spend my time doing: reading blogs, watching NFL highlights, playing Xbox, conquering Angry Birds, reading books…and let’s be clear, none of that is sinful, but looking at that list a lot of it is a literal waste of life.
So…how much would my life change for the better if I simply replaced Angry Birds with reading the Bible? I’m guessing a lot.
What could you replace?
Is it possible that by removing silly distractions, silly ‘weights’, you and I could become heavyweights for the gospel?