How do you know what to pack for your life journey? How do you know what to leave behind and what to carry with you? The ultimate measuring stick is what will be left behind when we die and what we will take with us into eternity. As Hebrews 12:1 so eloquently says, “Therefore since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily hinders our progress. And let us run with endurance the race that God has set before us. (NLT)
Knowing what to pack for life requires us to remain focused on Christ. As Hebrews 12:2 goes on to say, “We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from start to finish…” While our fast-paced lifestyle with its 140 character messages* can make that difficult, it can also serve as a model. To write a 140 character message, you have to edit it so only the essential elements of the message remain. Imagine if our lives were edited down so that only the message of Jesus Christ is conveyed clearly to others.
That is the basis for this blog, to explore how to unpack our lives to become a 140 Character Christian. To live a life that is edited down so that only the core message of the gospel of Jesus Christ is communicated to those around us. The journey is about how we pack more of Jesus into our lives and leave behind “the sin that so easily hinders our progress.”
Thanks for reading. Blessings to you.
The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace. ”’ – Numbers 6:24-26 (NIV)
*Editor’s note: The limitations of the 140 character count have disappeared since this blog was started in 2010.
© 2010, Chris G. Thelen
11 thoughts on “About this blog”
Thanks for the mention, David. I enjoy your storytelling ability and how you tie it with scripture. I’m glad you picked up blogging and have stuck with it. Keep up the good work.
I love that statement you made, “he journey is about how we pack more of Jesus into our lives and leave behind “the sin that so easily hinders our progress.” A very real powerful truth of being a follower of Christ. May we all pack more of Him in our daily lives.
Thanks for reading the “About” page. I am still working on packing more of Jesus into my life. It’s a work in progress. Some days are a challenge to lighten the load so there is more room for Christ. Praise God for his grace! Blessings.
Amen. Some days are easier then others like you said. By the grace of God He gets us through it.
I want to be a 140 Christian for the sake of the gospel.
Well said. God bless you.
Blessings to you.
I love that post. You have quite an awesome talent for writing and sharing God with all of us. Thank you.