“If your eye causes you to sin…”

For now we see through a glass darkly: but then shall we see face to face.  Now I know in part: but then shall I know even as I am known. (1 Corinthians 13:12)

Have you ever known a time when it seemed like your life was totally out of order?  Maybe things weren’t going according to plan.  You’d planned to get up at a certain time, and forgot to set your alarm clock.  You woke up on the wrong side of the bed.  Maybe you’d imagined that the day, or even your life would go in one direction, yet things weren’t going according to plan.  Sure, we all have.

Now, have you known a time, some minutes, hours, days, or even years down the line when you looked back on that disorder and realized that there was a reason for it?  I’m sure that, if you’ve been walking with God for any length of time, you can remember many of these such cases.

Things have been pretty hectic for me these last couple of weeks, and even though I’d planned to post here no less than once a week after my last post, I just haven’t been able to find the time.  Like my last post on predestination, I’ve had the topic of this post in mind since the summer of 2009.  However, I’ve got a feeling that God is about to take this in a slightly different direction than I had originally planned to take it.  As Paul wrote to the Corinthians, it was easy for me to get frustrated at not having the time or willpower to write this lately, when I was “seeing through the glass darkly,” but now that God has had His way and I have time to write again, the picture has suddenly become clearer, and not only do I now know better what to write, but I also understand why my vision was darkened before.

“Keep Reading,” Leaving Restaurants, and the Prophet Jeremiah

Hey folks! It’s been awhile since I’ve written here. My delay in doing so has been both intentional and not. Our spring semester just got going here at Bridgewater College, and I’ve been busy going through the usual routine of figuring out how to budget my time in order to get things done that I’m committed to as a student, and still ensure that I have the time and mindset to keep Christ as the center of my life.

I’m gradually coming under the conviction that, as long as I consensually give some of my time and energy to fulfilling desires of the flesh, I can never fully give everything over to Him and be a truly good and faithful servant. But this is a topic for a post on another day.

I’ve intentionally delayed writing up this post because I wanted to come again to the point where I could really believe what I wanted to write. Since I started thinking about putting this blog online last summer, I’ve known that I wanted to do one of my earlier posts on this topic, but my life’s circumstances over the last couple of weeks have made it difficult for me to imagine being honest in saying that I really believe the things I’m about to write, and know to be true. Believing that God has now again restored me to that point, I’m ready to give it a shot. (more…)

About me

J. Adam Craig
Bridgewater, Virginia

Currently a junior at Bridgewater College, I am majoring in History & Political Science with a minor in Computer Information Systems. I also work part time, remotely and on-site, for Pamplin Historical Park as their Education and Information Technology Assistant.

My other activities include studying God's Word, listening to Southern Gospel music, playing the piano, studying history and politics, experimenting with technology, and of course, spending time with family and friends -- all to the glory of God! (more...)