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A Reason to Explain

by Benjamin H. Liles

          In the whole of time that I started this blog/website I not once have taken money for any service I provided. It's because I don't believe it's right to profit from God's word in the least bit. I take a look at how the world has been doing it's best at taking things of Christ's and making it in it's image, specifically con-artists, such as health and wellness preachers, feel good charlatans, as well as prosperity teachers. I don't want anything to do with them or be like that in any point.

          Big thing about the bigger picture here for me is I want to have a pure heart, to be able to see God move. Christ said, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted...Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God...Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 5:4-10, New King James).

          I realize we all have a need to make a living, but does man do everything to fill his own need and not think about or dwell on God? I could be truly selfish and ask for the help, but I refuse. I could always put out a new book, or keep explaining the gospel message, but am I really doing much to impact the kingdom of God? For some time now I feel like my voice matters little. I have my faith and it's pulling me through, but at the same time it makes me wonder how weak my faith is.

         I don't feel effective enough to continue on doing what I believe God desires of me if no one wants to hear the truth or to even have faith in Him who saves, namely Jesus Christ of Nazareth, who gave Himself on the cross so we may have life and righteousness before the Father, God. No, my faith is strong. What I question are those arguments that long and desire to shut me down and out. This world is not my home, it never was and never will be.

          I'll still do what I can when I can for this blog, for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. That's not what I'm putting aside. I simply feel I need more time to seek Him, honestly and purely, to find out what I'm doing wrong, and to do things more as He would want to if He were in my shoes. I appreciate all who visit and put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ. He matters more than our doubts, our fears, and what slights and stings we take.

          Some times, though, we need to spend time alone with Him, allow Him to show us the way to go and to make sure we're in His will. Maybe I'm looking at things the wrong way, I don't know. But I simply feel like my voice doesn't really matter. So, for now, I pray that all of you simply pray for me, for the Lord to strengthen and guide me, to always give me His word, His truth and His glory. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.

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