Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Beginning

It would take an act of God for me to become a blogger, and it did. A few weeks back God laid it on my heart to start sharing some of the things He has been teaching me. Not that they may be earth shattering revelations, but maybe a help or encouragement to you. So what about the name. The Bohemian and The Bible. Here is a little bit behind the name and the purpose of the blog.
When I lived in Slovakia, I would often venture up to Prague in the Czech Republic. It is known as the region of Bohemia. The area is beautiful, the natural setting is amazing with farms and rolling hills and people who are gifted in the arts. The people of this region actually played an important part in Christianity.
Alot of people know Martin Luther, what alot people don't know is that Martin Luther was inspired by the teachings of a man named John Hus. Hus was a pastor of a church in Prague who began teaching that you can have a personal relationship with God that doesn't have to go through a priest. He taught that you can read the Bible on your own (a foreign concept at the time) and challenged his parish to do so. They did, and it exploded. People began to read the Bible for themselves and the truth began to set them free. This did not escape the eyes of the powers that be and Hus was removed from his position and killed.
So, why did I name my blog "The Bohemian and The Bible"? Because I feel as if we in today's society have lost the ability to read and meditate on scripture. We listen to other via podcast and read alot of books, but we don't savor scripture for ourselves. Bohemian has come to mean free spirit and one who pursues beauty. I have always been told that my view of things is a little different, and I think that has come from God's desire to increase peoples understanding of who He is. As an artist, I try to mirror and convey God's love, creativity and beauty and put that on a common level for people to see, value and appreciate. So my hope is that through this, people may come to value and appreciate the beauty of scripture and meditate on it in their daily lives.
My goal is to blog all the way through Psalms, this may take awhile and i'm not promising there will be one a day, but i will try. I believe that God causes our hearts to pause when we read scripture but often times we are so consumed by schedule we fly past and ignore the pause that God was teaching. So there is no deadline or goal. This is just a reflective walk through scripture to listen to God and hang out in the garden with Him once again.
I don't know where this will end up, but thanks for those of you who even took the time to read this, and I pray that God would bless you.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, it's great to read your thoughts about His thoughts. Will look forward to more. :)- Julie