#499

I have been watching this number climb towards 499 for a couple weeks now.   And I have been thinking what I would write to commemorate the occasion of this number.  But I really don’t have anything sharp and witty to say other than it’s hard to believe that I have had so much to say (some sharp and witty…and some not so much).

Why in the world am I highlighting #499???

Well…as I thought about this I realized that it is selfish for me to think about how to commemorate #500 or any post for that matter.  For me to glorify any “special number” would take away from the real purpose of this blog.  I don’t write this blog to gain popularity, attention, fame or a large number of followers.  If those things happen…well then…great, but that is not my point…it can’t be the point.  It was my point early on…about 3 years ago…but that only led to frustration and burn out when I did meet those objectives as fast as I wanted.

But God kicked me in the butt and things began to change…my focus began to change.

You see…God has given me so much.  God has blessed me in so many ways.  And for me to write to gain popularity would be stealing glory away from the one who deserves all glory and honor…and attention…God our Father.  So I write…and as of fairly recently I write with a renewed passion and excitement.  I write as if God pulled up to the local gas station and filled the tank.  I feel ready for the long haul when only a couple months ago I seriously pondered whether to continue blogging at all.  So I write…I write because…

I enjoy sharing thoughts about scripture.

I enjoy sharing thoughts about current events from a faith perspective.

I enjoy sharing “God sightings” in my life and in the world around me.

I enjoy sharing discoveries from books I am reading.

I enjoy sharing about this amazing God we have.

I enjoying sharing…

…all to the glory of God.  So I continue to write and post and share.  I thank you for joining in the conversation and I look forward to continued conversing.  And…as #500 comes and goes I will treat it as any other post…I will thank and praise God.

God bless you as you continue to serve the Lord through your individual vocations.

And…as always…PRAISE BE TO GOD!

-edh-

5 thoughts on “#499

  1. David

    Perhaps this is why I am not able to rekindle the blog flame. I don’t believe I was ever trying to gain a following, but then I look at those tags on my side bar that give my blog’s ranking. Why are they there? Funny thing, even though I don’t post, the ranking hasn’t changed much. I guess it really doesn’t matter. What matters is that God is glorified through the words we say through the gift of God’s Holy Spirit.

    Perhaps one of these days I’ll pick it back up, but for now I enjoy your words and insights. Keep up the good work Eric. Praise be to God!

    1. heartofapastor Post author

      Amen…thanks David. It’s good to see you.

      Whatever you decide to do with your blog, you are still making an impact in the lives of people all for God’s glory.

      God bless!

    1. heartofapastor Post author

      Hey Mark…I’m alright. And I am keenly awaiting #500 as well. This week has been a busy one but I promise to post something soon. Thanks for stopping by.

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