I believe it is the hope of most christian bloggers heart to grow in their relationship with God. Not only do they desire to write to help others but many are writing to seek clarity for themselves. Christian blogging encourages you to pay attention to whether you are walking right with God as you are telling others to do the same. As I thought about it I realized that it makes me more focused in certain areas.
Being christian blogger pushes you to pray more
As a christian blogger it is important to be in constant contact with your source of strength. We need to soak in as much as we can during our prayer times before we even consider pouring into someone else. Our constant prayer should be for God to help us to write for his glory and not ours. Spending more time in prayer allows us to better represent Jesus to the world.
Being a christian blogger encourages you to spend more time in the word
We read in the Bible how Paul advises Timothy to “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth” (2 Tim 2:15). To pass on the word to others we have to be in the word constantly ourselves. We must do our part by be working to be as best a vessel as we can for Jesus Christ. As we grow in faith we have a richer experience from which to influence others.
Do more research
Whether it is reading more blogs or reading more books and magazine, or watching more sermons, being a Christian blogger requires that we always try to dig a little deeper. As we learn, we grow in our relationship with Jesus and become better at providing relevant material to our readers. We can only know him if we seek him out as he seeks us. On my Latoya Reads page, I share some of the books I am reading or have read.
Constantly examine where you are with God
At the end of the day we want to do what pleases God, so we have to constantly do a self check to make sure we are doing what we are telling others to do. It is important to write from a place of honesty, acknowledging that we are learning too. We are not perfect, God is growing us just as much as he is growing those who choose to read what we write.
Talk Back: Fellow bloggers, please share. How has blogging improved your relationship with Jesus?