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Faith

First and foremost, this is a technology blog. There are plenty of good religious blogs out there – that’s not what I’m called or qualified to write about. However, today I have felt very strongly led to add this page to my site. In this world of technology where, I’d venture to say, most people don’t share the same beliefs as I do, my tendency is to recoil in fear at the idea of sharing my faith. I loathe the idea of getting into theological debates because, quite honestly, we all believe what we believe, and we typically won’t budge. Therefore, theological debates between believers and non-believers usually go nowhere, and quite often leave people’s egos bruised and feelings hurt. If I believe what I say I believe, then it stands to reason that being silent about it would be a complete contradiction and a disservice to those with whom I should be sharing it. I can’t do it anymore. I can’t keep hiding it. As a follower of Jesus Christ, I am supposed to share him with everyone, and I should glorify him in everything I do. Obviously, I continually fall short in this regard, but if I can use this one page on this otherwise self-glorifying blog to share my Lord and savior with someone, then that is what I must do.

I’m not crazy. I’m not a religious nut. I’m not a holy roller. I’m Marcus Smith. I’m an IT guy. I like art and music. I play the drums. My favorite TV show is Star Trek (any flavor). In many ways, I might be a lot like you. I’m also a Christian. I believe there is one God, and I believe he sent his son, Jesus, to pay the penalty for our transgressions against his law. This is not a belief I was born with or that was forced on me by anyone. In fact, I tried very hard for quite a few years to not believe. I can’t even begin to describe with words what led me to the faith I have now, but through all of those years of denying Jesus, he was there. He was there telling me I was wrong. He was there trying to lead me back to him. He has proven to me in numerous way that he is real – ways that that if you experienced them might send an eerie chill throughout your body, ways that have made me weep like I have never wept before. When I have had questions for God, he gives me the perfect answers from places where I am not seeking answers. When I pray, my prayers are answered in the most bizarre, unlikely, and yet perfect ways! I promise I’m not stupid. My walk with Jesus the last couple of years has been so profound that if I were to ignore it, only then would I be stupid.

I hear about people who wish they could find mental peace. The greatest peace I have ever known is the peace that comes when I let go of whatever is troubling me and let Jesus take care of it. It is amazing!

My purpose in writing this is not to twist your arm into believing what I believe. In all aspects of my life, I share the things I am excited about (like virtualization..) with everyone I can. Why then, would I not share the greatest, most exciting thing that has ever happened in my life – the thing that consumes the majority of my thoughts each day? (technology consumes the rest!)

If you would like to talk to me about this, please, by all means, contact me on Twitter or via email. However, as with all things on my blog, let’s keep it polite!

-Marcus

Comments»

1. Mark Breaux - April 6, 2012

Awesome! Just thought I would leave that bit of encouragement for you 🙂

Dan Reynolds - May 16, 2012

Great post. You’re not alone. There are more of us. But I fear it is an uphill battle. That said the race is worth the prize. And you also have some good blog posts on technology! 🙂


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