We’re so glad you joined us at the Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup! Beckie Lindsey brings us a great guest post today about how blogging has positively impacted her spiritual life. I pray you will be blessed!
How Blogging has Made Me a Stronger Christian
By Beckie Lindsey
Heart pounding, my finger hovered just above the enter key of my laptop. I drew in a deep breath and clicked “post”. That was almost two years ago and yet I still go through some of the same angst before publishing a blog post.
I started my blog because I have fallen in love with God and His word and desire to share my journey in hopes of inspiring others. When I began writing Spotlight, I never imagined the blessings and trials that I would encounter—and yet it is both that have made me a stronger Christian. Here are a few reasons why.
Teaching Means Learning Double
“To teach is to learn twice over.” ~Joseph Joubert
Every post requires research and study of scripture. Blogging has made me a better student of the word as I teach to others what I have learned.
“Students are not greater than their teacher. But the student who is fully trained will become like the teacher.” Luke 6:40 NLT
I’m Accountable to My Readers
Research shows that putting a goal in writing along with sharing it with others increases our success by 85 percent. Since my major goal is learning and putting into practice scripture, blogging is a huge benefit to me in my spiritual growth.
“Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.” Hebrews 10:24 NLT
Support and Prayers from Others
I cannot express how grateful I am for the support of other writers and Christians. I’ve gained a large community of some wonderful encouragers and supporters whom I’ve also learned a great deal from.
“I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.” 1 Timothy 2:1 NLT
Trials—It’s Not All Rainbows and Butterflies
Blogging means making myself more public, and with that have come some difficulties. I have also noticed an increase in spiritual warfare. These issues have occasionally made me want to put a halt to sharing with the World Wide Web, but I know that God has used the trials to strengthen and grow me.
“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.” James 1:2-4 NLT
Even though my heart still pounds just before hitting “post”, the pluses of blogging far outweigh the minuses. Don’t you agree?
Beckie is a wife and mother of three grown children and two adorable cats. She is thoroughly content with a cup of coffee, a piece of dark chocolate, and a great book. She serves in music and women’s ministry at her local church. Her passion is to encourage others to not only know the truths of the Bible but to experience them personally and practically in everyday life. Beckie is a freelance writer and blogger. She has been published in newspapers, online sites, devotionals, blogs, and magazines. She is currently co-writing a Bible study as well as a YA Christian/supernatural novel. Connect with Beckie on her blog, Facebook page
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Last Week’s Top Clicked Post!
My Favorite Post of the Week:
Practice of Becoming a Minimalist
By Tehila at Women Abiding
Tehila gives a great perspective on how “stuff” can influence our lives. Often I think about how many activities I cannot do because I am straightening stuff I don’t necessarily need. (And I am by no means a hoarder!) I have been blessed as I have applied some of these principles in my own home.
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