*NEW SERIES* ‘Dear Believer’ [An Introduction]

It’s been a long while since the last time I wrote anything publicly on my open journal website “my blog”, or whatever you wish to call this.

But, as I was drafting up a text to a fellow Christian earlier today, I was struck with the idea to post what I was texting to him on my site for other Christians, any Christians, male or female, seasoned or still in their baby steps of their walk with Christ.

Simply, I didn’t want to limit myself to only reaching out to one man, only men, or otherwise. This series is going to be fairly regular, I hope. At this moment, I intend for this to be an open prayer request, or at times an open letter, to fellow believers-in-Christ. I’m sure sometimes it will be a prayer and sometimes it may be a revelation or epiphany I’m called to share. I used to do something similar in a faith-based magazine article. I miss writing for that magazine because it was a way to hold myself accountable to my walk with Christ and my Bible-reading. It pushed me to dive deeper into my understanding of my faith and to study the scripture that much more closely. It helped to develop my faith, my writing skills, and it provided me a sense of fulfillment as a “writer.”

In the first post of this series, coming very shortly after I post this introduction, I’m going to be sharing an open letter or prayer to any follower or non-follower of Christ to read. Maybe I’ll have some wiser men or women, more close in their walk with Christ, respond and help me along in my walk, or maybe my words will reach someone who’s on the fence about Jesus. Maybe, just maybe, God will use my vulnerability to reach the hearts of some non-believers.

Either way, I feel called to share my battles as a Christian 30-something husband and father, publicly. I choose not to fear judgment or ridicule. Anyone who knows me, knows that I’ve always been a bit of an open book. I believe God made me this way for a reason; and He gave me the desire (gift?) to write as well. Why not combine the two?

Thanks for stopping by,

Much love –

Matthew P.

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