ExpositionI guess it's time to have the "why I have started a blog" post.
I was walking back home today after buying something for lunch (mind you it was already around five in the evening) and as usual my tangled thoughts and emotions were swirling round my head. Since I have seen other people's blogs this week and the notion intrigued me, as I was walking home I considered writing my own.
What is this blog going to be about? My primary intention is to share Christ with you and my thoughts on the life I strive to live in the light of what He's done. This certainly includes all parts of my life, so I expect you might read all sorts of things. Being a musician, this blog might also have a musical veneer...
Perhaps I should say a few things about myself.
I grew up in a Christian family and am a Christian myself. Before you think that the latter is automatic then I urge you to reconsider your position. It is not. The only way to become a Christian is to put your trust fully in God's only Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, for His work on the cross. He came down from heaven and lived a sinless life and preached the good news of God's kingdom. Then He went to the cross to die in our place, to take on Himself the punishment we deserve for our rebellion against God. After having accomplished the task for which He came for, He rose again on the third day and now sits at the Father's right hand. He will return once again to judge the living and the dead. All those who have put their trust in Him will live forever, and all those who remained in the darkness will receive their rightful punishment.
This gift of salvation was given to me freely by God's grace and there is nothing I have done to earn it. I am a saint, but that does not mean perfection by myself. It means I'm righteous in God's eyes because of Jesus. My sins died with Him upon the cross, and His righteousness has been transferred to me by grace. I still mess up in this life and I truly regret it, but I know that His sacrifice was sufficient to give me eternal life from now on to eternity! He sent the Holy Spirit who dwells in all those who are Christians. The Spirit assures me of my salvation, as He is the seal and the deposit of the inheritance I have in Christ!
I have to say when it comes to my personality it tends to puzzle people including myself. The posts will probably speak for themselves.
My main area of interest in the cultivation of the earth is music and all that encompasses. It is true I like to look at art as a whole, but when it comes to working, you have to choose something. Music is the art form where I feel at home for now (these things may change, who knows). This is what I'm studying at university.
Within music I'm interested in composition and orchestration, both of which I find especially enjoyable. The idea of musical colour and the limitless possibilities of orchestral timbres spark in my imagination a desire to use these as a means of expression. I think I'm quite visual as well, I usually can't listen to music without my mind wandering off to tag some story to the sounds.
With all this said, I still don't really know what I'm going to do when I leave uni. I have another year left, but that will probably pass rather fast. Film music seems like a good genre to go to, but it is one of the most prestigious and prestige brings with itself challenges in terms of achievement, but more importantly, also in terms of my faith.
For now I just need to make sure I try my best with my studies and get my act together (unfortunately I have a great tendency for laziness), the Lord will take care of the rest. He may also have other plans that have not yet unfolded completely before me...who knows?
I just remembered something important. I am Hungarian. Maybe I should have remembered that before, but oh well. Though I cherish the good side of my background (every culture has it's up and downsides), I by far do not hold it to be the most important thing.
So in summary, my identity is: I am a child of God, with the full inheritance of Christ given to me by grace. I am Hungarian and am currently pursuing the subject of music. The rest will probably unfold in future posts. Or not. We'll see how it goes.
SOLI DEO GLORIA