Going through this site is similar to launching out on a journey of discovery! When embarking on such a journey, the goal is to reach a destination and to explore fascinating and exotic places and discover things of wondrous value. Similarly, the goal here is to explore and discover the wonders of God and His Word that will make you spiritually rich beyond anything of value in this world.
When embarking on a journey, you don’t go in a straight line from the starting point to your destination; you have to travel various roads that twist and turn. Yet you know you are pointed in the right direction and the end result will be worth the effort it took to get there.—And if at times you lose sight of the goal, the compass in your hand points you in the proper direction.
Likewise, in taking this journey, you have in your hand the compass of the Word of God that is always pointing “true North” to lead you to your destination!
Four qualities for your journey of exploration
Here are the four most important qualities for anyone who is going to launch out on a journey of exploration. Likewise, these same qualities are ones that you as an individual can make use of in embarking on this journey.
1. Vision—Vision to see what others can’t see. You say, “Hey, there’s a destination over there and I want to get there, even though others don’t want to or aren’t willing to make the journey. I want to get there and see what I find!” That same kind of vision will help you to work through these materials and integrate it and make it a part of your life. And not only live it in your own life, but also pass it on to others and really change the world. That’s a big vision!
2. Faith—Faith to believe what others don’t believe. In today’s world, having faith in God’s Word is not such a common thing. So just by being here in this site, by partaking of these things, you’re participating in something that is unique and different. Just like someone who starts on a journey of discovery—it’s not your everyday person who sets off to uncharted lands.
3. Initiative—Initiative to be willing to start the journey, to put your faith into action! As the proverb says: “A journey of 1000 miles begins with the first step!” It is often easy for people to talk about things, but actually getting out and doing them is a different story.
4. Courage—To see it through to the end. This is where failure most often occurs in a journey of discovery—for “well begun is only half done!” But with a bit of “stick-to-itiveness” you can make that commitment to tackle those pathways and know that with God’s help you will succeed if you keep at it and don’t give up.
You can do it!
Perhaps the idea of launching out onto a journey of discovery, seems a bit overwhelming or too much for you—but for all of us our “secret to success” lies in claiming the verse:
Philippians 4:13—I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me.
You may feel incapable, but God is capable in you!
When embarking on a journey, travelers often have guides who are more experienced. They’ve been down that road before and are somewhat familiar with the paths and where to place your feet to avoid the pitfalls.—And that is what we are here for, to help guide you along the way.
If you want to teach others, then this site will give you the information to be able to!
2 Timothy 2:2—And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
This journey is not about making you or your life perfect! It is about making your life happier and fuller. It is about finding answers to your questions, and it is about how to help those in your sphere of influence also experience these positive changes.
The reading material in this site are like foundation stones. Each foundation stone describes an area of faith or practical knowledge that you can build the house of your life upon. Each foundation stone deals with you primarily, for if you can change yourself, then you can bring changes to others. Yet this is not just about your own faith and yourself. Remember always that these foundation stones are to help you build a life that reaches out to others.