Romans 12:2 (peshitta)
Do not imitate the way of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, that you may discern what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
It is never too late to remind yourself of Romans 12:2, which so sadly is a root cause of problems for the vast majority of Christians, with myself right at the front of the line. The ways of the world suck us in so fast, so easily, and in such a way that we seem to fail to notice it has happened, usually 'yet again'.
Over the years, many years ago, that I published blogs under my other account John B. Abela (John B. Abela (@abelajohnb)) there was a constant battle between me wanting to be me, and me needing to be a representative, of such, of the ChristianBlog website. Early on I realize that what I wrote on my primary account could have negative affects on the website, if people did not like what I wrote. Eventually I just stopped writing.
But, as times have changed, as the community has changed, as I have changed, the desire has been within me to start writing again. But I wanted to do so in a fresh way, in a new way, in a way that was different. There was, and probably always will be, some baggage of such associated with me writing under my John B. Abela (John B. Abela (@abelajohnb)) 'administrator account', so I decided to start a new account, to see if I can find a way to find some freedom in writing, but doing so in a way that is disassociated with my other account. So, here we have it, my new account. A personal account. One that will have nothing to do with my "CB/Admin" account... just straight and pure me. I hope those of you reading this will take the time to send me (well, this new account) a friend invite, so that we can be friends!
I do not know where I will go in the course of my writings, what direction I will take, but I think a lot of whatever I write will be, in some way or another, deep rooted in John 5:8 (peshitta) 'Jesus said to him, Rise, take up your quilt and walk.'
So good to hear from you again John. We are blessed in Him be you, Les .
(P.S. - Clicked on your new account to send a friend request but was not successful ... how/where do I go to do it correctly?)
I love it!
Like Les, I attempted to send you a friend invite as well but it said we were already friends so I couldn't send it. Hmm...
Wow all those comments for a new member I tied to befriend you but this error message came up "It appears you are already friends with this person." I must have meet you some place before
We can at the end of it all only be ourselves. I look foward to reading more from you.