I am a Christian Communicator & Prayer Specialist.
I am writing this for Day 3 of 15 Habits of Great Writers. On Day 3 we are getting personal, if we haven’t already by saying that we are all writers.
What am I? Well for starters I am a Christian. It is an integral part of who I am, and I hope comes through in all that I do whether overtly Christian or not.
What am I? Am I an author? Am I a blogger? Am I a tweep? I would say that I am a communicator, in that I do not want to limit myself to any one platform, or type of media. People have different learning styles, and to engage with everyone I will need to engage as many of their senses as possible, and some people will only learn by doing what they are learning.
All forms of communication are equally valid, technology in itself is generally neutral (there are some exceptions), it can be used for good or for ill. How can I use Twitter or a blog to share my life and my faith? And how can I use the internet as a tool for growing prayer in the Kingdom of God. This is journey I am still exploring, and leads me onto my last statement about myself.
I would class myself as a prayer specialist. What do I mean by this? I mean that for me prayer is at the heart of who and what I am. My longing is for Christians and the church, personally and corporately, to grow in prayer, as the two go hand in hand.
I do not see a church in all its facets, I see it through one lens, that of prayer. If you ask a youthworker you would think the most important thing in church life would be the youthwork or lack thereof, and it would be quite rightly so as that is their area of responsibility and calling. That is how I am with prayer. I long to see churches grow in their prayer-lives and turn their prayer outwards with them advancing in Kingdom focused prayer, then they will find that God meets all their other needs as well.
Well, ‘That’s me’ to quote the title of an Abba song. You can take me or leave me, that is up to you, but I am me. I will not apologise for what I am, as that is what God has made me. I am still growing, and I will only worry if ever I feel that I no longer need to grow. Until then I am on a journey, a pilgrimage to a better place because of my relationship with the Author and Creator of all things, with God himself.
To God be the Glory! Amen!