It is important to clearly set out the limitations of the Footsteps Blog – or, more bluntly, to outline what it is not intended to be.
We hope to provide regular new content, but this blog cannot cover all topics, nor should it be your only spiritual input. It is not a one-stop-shop, neither can it or should it displace the means of grace God has ordained. More specifically –
- The blog is not a replacement for Bible reading. The Bible is the pure Word of God and is therefore how he speaks to us. Whilst there are countless excellent resources available to help us understand it and apply it to our lives, nothing can replace regular, prayerful, Spirit-led Bible reading.
- The blog is not a replacement for prayer. Prayer is the way God has provided for us to speak to him. Through prayer, we can tell him our desires, ask him for help, confess our sins and thank him for his mercies.
- The blog is not a replacement for church attendance. Paul makes very clear the importance of ‘Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together’ (Hebrews 10:25). Meeting for worship, listening to the preaching, united prayer and fellowship with other believers are all vital elements of a healthy Christian life.
Finally, neither the Footsteps Blog, nor any of its contributors are infallible. Therefore, everything on this site should be read and used prayerfully, with the same attitude as the Bereans who ‘received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.’ (Acts 17:11)