It’s hard to believe that this blog began 5 years ago today. When I started, I didn’t know how long this new project would last. As a former high school teacher, I initially wanted to keep my writing skills fresh in case another opportunity presented itself. Yet, it was the theologian Augustine who inspired me to continue this journey.
And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it, Habakkuk 2:2.
The historian Jerome credits Augustine as the one who established anew the ancient faith. Following his conversion to Christianity in 386, Augustine began to journal his thoughts. While sitting on his back porch, Augustine began to relate the flowers he noticed to the Garden of Eden. The more he learned, read and studied, the deeper Augustine’s thoughts became. After reading the Confessions of Augustine, this book inspired me to detail my own thoughts within Express Yourself 4Him to record my own spiritual journey.
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart, Hebrews 4:12.
Although I am not certain, I don’t think that any of the great theologians of the past thought they would so influential in the future. My belief is that many of these writers just wanted to sort out who God was and what they really believed. If you have ever attended seminary, some of these scholars wrote thousands of pages over the course of their lives. Yet, time flies when you do what you were created to do. Unless God tells me otherwise, I hope to continue to share with you the insights the Holy Spirit lays on my heart, mind and soul in this blog.
by Jay Mankus