Plans for the Future

Hello and good day to all of you. It has been quite a while since I not only posted anything on here but wrote much at all with this blog in mind. Lately I’ve been taking some time off from blogging. It was an accident at first but it quickly became purposeful. I’ve really just been reading, studying and seeking the Lord. I’ve been learning a lot of awesome stuff from a few books on God’s eternal purpose and the Word. God has just been continuing to reveal Christ in me and in my wife and it’s been awesome.

During this little break from blogging I’ve decided to finally make plans to take this blog off of wordpress.com and move it to my own domain to have my own look and more control of the site. I’m currently designing a new theme for the site using the Genesis Framework, which I use for many of the corporate websites I develop for my day job at A2Z Computer Services. I’m pretty excited about it and I can’t wait to get all of your feedback on the new look when it’s ready to go.

The goal and purpose of the blog will remain the same. That is, I will simply continue sharing what I’ve been learning in the Word and will aim for Christ to be the center in all things. I hope to do more book reviews and start having guest bloggers on the site as well.

The only thing I’m really undecided on is the name of the blog. I love the name “Christ the Center” and it definitely fits the purpose of the blog perfectly but I’m considering changing the name. I don’t know. I suppose we’ll see what happens. I’m too indecisive sometimes.

As of right now I don’t have an exact timeline for when the new site will be up and when I’ll begin blogging again. I’m hoping that it will be sometime this Fall. I’ll keep you updated. Lastly, thank you to everyone who keeps up with my blog, gets in on the conversation and passes the posts around online. I hope that you see a glimpse of Christ on this site and nothing less.

Update 9/20/11

I have decided to continue blogging during this transition.

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Our tendancy to plan and the active, living God

I’ve recently better understood God’s current activity in my life and others around me. We have a tendency, because of our “plan everything” culture to be obsessed with the future. Of course, the future is important, but the Holy Spirit is active now, He’s doing more than writing up a calendar of future plans.

I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve said “I just need direction from God” or “I don’t know where God wants me to go”. I’ve spent so much time, energy, worry and prayer trying to figure things out and trying to know everything that the future holds. I, along with many other believers I’m sure, can easily overlook what God is doing now.

We have to sit in Christ before we walk things out and move.

Sometimes God wants us to simply walk in Christ and live this life out by His power without “doing things” in the way define it.

At all times, God wants us to rely on and be completely dependent upon him.

The God of the universe who is outside of time knows our future. He knows the plans that He is going to accomplish through us and He knows where we will end up. It’s not for us to worry and stress about. I’m speaking to myself with all of these words because I tend to do just the opposite. I tend to think about the future a lot and have a discontentment of where my wife and I are. At the same time, I also don’t act on these thoughts, by God’s grace I’m always able to be brought to Christ and my heart finds rest. Now, I believe discontentment is good thing, but it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. We can’t be so distraught that we live as if Christ isn’t in us or as if He isn’t the one living. This is a place we can get to only by learning Christ more and more and by encouraging each other as brothers and sisters in life together; by centering all things around Christ and participating in the eternal purpose of God.

I’d love for you to share your thoughts and what God has taught you in this area. I know that I don’t I don’t get too much traffic on this site, but I do know that there is some, I’d love to hear from you.