How can a Christian blogger make sure her writing is a blessing to her readers?
Not every post, of course. The word “blog” is an abbreviation of weblog, a diary, and there is a therapeutic, transformational element to recording our lives in our blogs–who we are, and what we do and think. Without that, I think I would either bore-out or burn-out of blogging!!
However, if we aim to be a blessing to our readers, most posts should point to something to someone bigger and greater than ourselves.
To the ultimate rock-solid foundation for happiness: the deep, deep love of Jesus
And that is the best gift we can give our readers, not just ourselves and our insights but a reminder of the deep sea joys of God, the sea in which alone we find rest.
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“After me will come one more powerful than I, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie,” Mark 1:7.
Oh, amazing John the Baptist–who, while surrounded by crowds, and much praise and adulation knew that he had nothing solid to offer them, no solid foundation for people’s hope, or joy or bliss.
And, knowing this, the only honourable thing he could do was point them to the rock which would endure when all else crumbled; to the only hope which would not disappoint; to the only joy which would satisfy in a world in which everything else offers diminishing returns, so that we wearily need more and more achievement, acquisition or experience to fill the emptiness within.
But one thing and one thing alone satisfies our restless spirits completely: the living waters of God.
Oh Lord, help these letters to the world, which are our blogs, offer these living waters to the world.