Recently, my wife and I began talking about starting our own web site. We’ve been doing the “blog thing” separately for a while now, and thought that it would be fun to join forces to reach a greater audience. The web site would house our blogs, have photo links, links to great articles, etc. Essentially, our goal was to reign in our “hobby” and to turn it into a fruitful ministry opportunity.
This past weekend, we were working on developing a vision for a website and coming up with a domain name. It was a painfully slow process. We bounced back and forth between talking about domains and vision, using both the left side of the brain and right side. I had finally come to the conclusion that my human mind and intellect was not going to be able to put together a cohesive vision for what I felt God was calling us to do. So, I turned to the scriptures and stumbled upon this simple, clear passage after hours of exhaustion trying to voice what I wanted the vision for the website to be. In the book of Titus, Chapter 2, verses 11-15, it plainly states – “For the grace of God has appeared, bring salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in this present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds. These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no one disregard you.”
THAT WAS IT!!!!
We were finally able to start wrapping our hands around the vision for the website, so our focus turned toward a domain name. It was also a painfully slow process…it seemed as if all the great domain names were taken. However, we had managed to come up with quite a few good ideas as we were hashing out our vision. After being illumined to a passage of scripture for our vision, we felt very clearly led to choose a domain name that would represent this vision: http://www.eternaloutlook.com/.
Don’t bother going there, because you will not find anything. It will be a slow process getting the website up and running, but I couldn’t contain my excitement as I am trying to get geared up to develop a website.
If this ends up being a complete waste of time and money by human standards, and it just doesn’t work out, so be it. But, if we get this web site up and running and are able to clearly put forth a message that will “help bring salvation to all men”, encourage others to “deny ungodliness and wordly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in this present age”, then it will be worth the many hours of toil that we put into it. Even if we are able to affect one life, encourage one person! To God be the glory! We are moving forward with an eternal outlook!