Disclaimer (08/18/2019)– I’m not saying if you do not talk about Christ in every post that’s wrong. What I’m saying is we need to speak His name. We need others to know Christ is a part of our lives. Nonbelievers can appear Christlike, but that does not mean they have Christ. Appearances can be deceiving. People not only need to see Christ in us, absolutely, but they need to see Him for who He is. Even though our blog is ours, we are to submit and surrender everything over to Christ. That’s what picking up our cross means.
I might lose people for this post. But I want you to understand, I’m trying to say these things out of love. I can’t make you feel comfortable on my blog when it goes against Christ. Even when it is about Christ, we can’t be comfortable. We must always grow. I pray this pushes you to draw closer to Him and to show others that! ~ T. R. Noble
Ever since I started my Christian Community series in which bloggers can tell me about their blog, I’ve noticed some issues.
What was most interesting is the majority of people begin their comment saying, “I’m a Christian Blogger.” This is before telling me what their blog is about, and it’s the blog I care about. I think a lot of people in the world claim they are a Christian, too, but in truth, they aren’t. “Christian bloggers” tend to carry these same traits. They will accept the name of being a Christian, but not follow Christ on their blog.
And this is a major problem.
Some of the things I may say sound harsh, and the reality is if we proclaim to follow Christ, this means submitting to Him, placing Him FIRST in everything. Dear reader, if you are a blogger who is a Christian, why does Christ not have first place in your blog? Do you care more about what people think and how they may react (or leave) than pointing people to Christ? Why haven’t you considered including Him more?
Blogs are often about self.
Self-gain. Validation through others and their compliments. Lust of numbers rising on our stats. Fear of others and what they might think, so we tread lightly.
Did Jesus ever tread lightly? Did Jesus ever act like He cared more about what people thought over what God thought?
This is my point!
We are accountable, in every way, including our blog, on whether or not we are pointing to Christ. The number of people and various countries that come to our blog are all opportunities for people to be witnessed to, encouraged, and for them to see the light of Christ in us.
Do we think on Judgement Day God will not ask us why we didn’t talk about Him? God won’t ask us why we chose our love of self more than glorifying Him?
I talk about these issues on my blog because I want you to know the truth. Not to make you guilty. Trust me, especially on my second blog, I’m working on incorporating Christ more because He deserves it.
The world wants us to tolerate so many things. Taking God’s name in vain. Nudity. Sex. Gluttony. Love of self. Love of others. But when it comes to loving Christ and showing that to the world…*shakes head* how dare we? Keep it in the closet. Keep your relationship with Him hidden. Don’t stumble the toes of those who do not want to know.
How dare we make them uncomfortable WHEN SIN SHOULD MAKE US UNCOMFORTABLE! WHEN GOD BEING DISRESPECTED SHOULD MATTER TO US!
If we have a blog, people have the option to turn away. It’s not like we are strapping them in a chair and reading every post out loud.
I see so many proclaimed Christian bloggers who are lukewarm. They back away. I see people who want to do more with Christ and others, but then back away also. No one wants the world to hate us, but that is exactly what Christ told us. They hated Him first.
We love the idea of a Savior, right? All that He did for us. But when it comes to being accountable to what we proclaim to others and Him, we can’t. Let’s just keep Him for ourselves. That’s easier, right? That is what makes “everyone else comfortable.” You know, except God, but who really cares about Him? What has God done that mankind can’t fulfill for us on this earth?
Praise Jesus in the times we have turned away out of fear or choosing self, we do not know the numbers of potentially those who have gone to Hell because we were too scared or didn’t care enough to talk about Christ. Ultimately, they chose for themselves. But we could have been a light. A warning. Maybe, we could have walked them to Christ.
If we keep turning away from Him and keeping Christ only when “we” need Him, we might find out the number.
This is not to make you turn away. This is to push you, a fellow believer, to own up to your words and proclamations about Jesus Christ! He died for us! He gave us a way out! Do not just read this and give a list of excuses in your mind to justify why you are not talking about Him.
Shame on us.
We all could get better. Every single one of us.