Hello, friend! My name is Jerry. I’m thrilled that you chose to stop by. Here’s a photo of me so you know I’m a real person.
What I Write About
Every day, I will post my spiritual reflection after reading a passage of the Bible. This is a personal goal of mine, and I’m hoping that by forcing myself to write it here, I can be kept accountable.
Every week, I will post my weekly consistency report and overall reflection. This is to check how I’m currently doing, what I need to change, and what I plan to try next.
Every month, I will post my monthly consistency report and overall reflection. This is another check-in interval to see how I’m progressing. The main goal is to be consistent.
Every once in awhile, I will post random musings about Christianity and the world. There’s no set interval for this—it will be pretty spontaneous.
To the best of my ability, I will post my spiritual reflection on a daily basis. Of course, I acknowledge I’m not perfect, and there will probably be a few misses here and there. But that is the reason why I started this blog, as I will explain below.
Why I Started This Blog
I started this blog for 2 reasons.
Reason 1: To Share My Faith
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. — Matthew 5:14-16
Everyone has something they believe in. Even if you don’t believe in anything, that’s still considered a belief.
For me, I believe that Jesus Christ is my savior and died for my sins. He loved me first even while I was a sinner. I’m still working on a Statement of Faith page and will redirect there once I finish.
Faith is that it cannot be proved nor disproved. Even science is considered faith—faith in the scientific method, which glorifies any repeatable experiment but rejects anything non-repeatable. While I love science (I studied engineering in college), it doesn’t provide the full picture. What about my personal experiences? Science doesn’t always cover that.
In all honesty, no human being has all the answers. But that’s okay—we are allowed to admit it. I can only say from my experience that I believe what I believe to be true. And I’m happy to share this with you if you’re willing to hear it.
Reason 2: To Keep Myself Accountable
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken. — Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Like any human, I am a sinner. I wrestle with the concept of right and wrong. Often, I struggle to do what’s right, even though I know what’s right. So long as we are on this earth, the flesh and the spirit are in constant warfare against each other.
One way to combat this is to promote accountability. Humans are social creatures. Accountability takes advantage of positive peer pressure.
My goal is to read the Bible every day and reflect on it. Though, of course, as you can imagine, several obstacles stand in the way. The most basic one is laziness. And the temptation to be lazy never goes away.
By starting this blog and forcing myself to publicly publish my daily Bible reading reflections, I have nowhere to hide. I can’t simply say “I did it” even if I didn’t. The results are either there or not.
Join The Challenge!
Have I piqued your interest? If you’d like to try reading the Bible every day, I happily welcome you! I currently go through one chapter a day. Join the mailing list to receive my daily devotional by 7am PST in the morning.