Be A Blog

8 11 2013

One hundred eighty one million. That is how many blogs researchers say were available on the internet at the end of 2011. That is up from thirty-six million in 2006. At a growth rate of twenty to thirty million new blogs each year, blogging has become an important and powerful social platform.

Blogs celebrate the truth that each person’s voice is important. Blog writers share their thoughts, opinions, encouragements, complaints, and perspectives to an audience that is growing exponentially every day. It provides a forum to start a conversation and, in some small way, to influence the tide of societal thought. A blog can be used by anyone. You don’t have to have a degree, title, or any special qualifications – just a desire to share your thoughts and open your heart.

Paul didn’t write about blogs exactly, but he did write about living life as an open letter to the world. “You yourselves are our letter of recommendation, written on our hearts, to be known and read by all. And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.” (2 Corinthians 3:2-3) A blog is an electronic letter to the world. Here Paul reminds us that our lives are to be messages about His Son posted by God for the world to read.

My Jesus Resolution today is to be a blog. Every day people observe my life, my actions, my words, and my attitudes. What are they reading? Are they learning about Jesus from the way I interact with my children, how I drive, what makes me laugh, and how I spend my time? I want my life to be a singular message about the love of Jesus, the grace of God, and the power of the cross. Blogs are powerful tools that can be used for encouragement and the spread of truth and joy. The way you live your life today has the potential to teach somebody about Jesus. Ready to post?


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