Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Blessings & Honour

Joyce Lighari, co-writer on Kingdom Bloggers is completing a dissertation and is conducting research to answer the question: can Facebook build Christian community? I don’t know if Facebook, in particular, builds Christian community but I know that Christian community can be built and strengthened on the internet simply through virtual association.

The reason I’m certain is because that’s how I met David, and subsequently the other Kingdom writers.

I’m fairly new to the blogging world (about a year) and somehow I stumbled upon Matt Appling’s blog, The Church of No People. Like most blog readers, I stalked the site reading the posts and comments. What I noticed that David was among of the first few to [almost] always make a comment, and I liked what he said. So much so, that I began to read his blog, Fire & Grace, every week.

I commented on his blog and we started a mutual (I think) respect for each other’s views. One thing lead to another and bidda-bang, bidda-boom - we’re running off to be married – just kidding. That’s not even remotely true (I’m checking to see if people actually read the posts).

This is Google image #6 for David Johndrow.
Seriously, I’ve never met David personally but I can say with certainty that he is a man of God, chasing after God’s own heart. David honours his wife and his family; he honours his church and ministry. David has a heart for revival and empowering the church to live and be ready for the harvest. David is a prophet and a teacher, and a good one at that. His ability to teach Biblical concepts in short blog posts is what impressed me most.

When he announced to the other Kingdom writers that he was taking a hiatus from blogging, I wasn’t surprised. God is opening opportunities for David and David is following them – exactly as he should.

I want to bless and honour David for his vision and contribution to Kingdom Bloggers and I want to release him to move forward in what God is doing through him. David has impacted me and I know I’m not the only one. I’m honoured that David suggested I take a lead role for Kingdom Bloggers; it’s been his vision and letting go can be bittersweet, no matter the reason. David may guest post occasionally, so I look forward to hearing from him when that happens.

David admitted that he isn’t a ‘words of affirmation’ guy, so even though he doesn’t need to hear it, scripture says that if we honour a prophet in the name of a prophet, we receive a prophet’s reward. So really, this isn’t about David at all, I just want my reward.

David, I leave you with one verse, Philippians 1:6, being confident of this, the he who began a good work in you will carry it onto completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Blessings, my friend.


Joyce said...

It's interesting how God works. I'll miss David on KB but am so happy for him to be moving UP and ONWARD... Yes, whether it is with KB as a blog or David as a person, Philippians 1:6 certainly rings very true

Tracy said...

OK, call me shallow but I can't seem to quit laughing about the picture!

Interesting how you and Joyce both have that inner impulse toward the same scripture.

Tim said...

“‘“The LORD bless you and keep you;
the LORD make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.”’

Numbers 6:24-26

David-FireAndGrace said...

I am still laughing about the photo!