When I started blogging, even up to a few months ago, I really didn’t understand how people could weave in scripture with their life posts so well. What mystical powers were they secretly wielding?
If my life story had Christ originally part of it I would share it on my blog. But things like crocheting my granny square blanket, cooking, cleaning, etc. I left for my second blog. I thought the two had to be separated.
If I wasn’t talking about Christ, it needed to go to my second blog. This actually became a problem for me because one part would be all about Christ, and then another part wouldn’t.
Yesterday’s post was a huge topic that touched on this.
Challenging ourselves to really examine our heart and our blog. Who are we blogging for? Why? How can Christ have the spotlight in our blog?
By the way, thanks to anyone who looked at the post. It’s not an easy one, and I’m thankful for anyone who took time to just hear what I had to say. It’s all about God, not us.
You do not have to have a “stereotypical” devotional to talk about Jesus.
Christ in action and word always made it about the love of God. He is our example and we need to follow His footsteps, not just say we are. I want to encourage you with the limitless amount of ways to include Christ and scripture on your blog.
1. Have A Scripture At The End Or Beginning
This is especially for those of us who aren’t sure how to incorporate Christ at first. Look at your material and go through scripture. Find a scripture or two or three (it’s up to you) that reflect your post.
It’s especially helpful if you find a scripture that you can wrap your entire post around. This will help you work on applying life posts to scripture.
2. Life Application
These posts confused me. How could I talk about something in my daily life that may not have Christ in it? For clarity, I’m not saying you always have to say the name of Christ in your blog. But why wouldn’t you want to? I want to place many crowns at His feet, and speaking His name often in my blog is one way. I don’t want Him hidden. I don’t want Christ to only be seen “in me.” I want Him to be standing right beside me, not just in my spirit.
Well, God gave me a simple answer. “Just ask.” Prayer.
If I’m not looking for Christ in my daily life, I’m not going to find Him. We find Him when we seek Him. Some of you may be familiar when I wrote these posts.
Or my struggle of feeling compared.
God showed me if I was struggling with something, I can share with others how that applies to being a Christian. If I am doing a daily everyday task in life, God showed me it’s the perfect time to pray and talk to Him because He WILL show me how it connects to Him.
There will be moments in our life it will be clear, “This is a message I can share on my blog.” But I challenge you as you go through daily tasks in your life to seek God and ask Him to illustrate His truth to you. He loves riddles! That’s why He gave us parables, not only in the New Testament but Old, too!
God is amazing!
3. Are You A Mom, Wife, Teacher, Gardener, Child, Teen, Singer, Etc
Following life applications, this one digs a little deeper. Whoever we are there is a circle of people who relate to that position or status. There is a ministry, an opportunity to break bread and thank God. Scriptures about marriage, women of faith, kids, seeds, fear, anxiety, men of faith, etc. etc. etc. Anything we want to talk about on our blog has some tie somewhere in the Bible.
Yes, it might take a little bit of research, but we are told the word of God is how we live, not on bread alone. I find when I look at scripture for posts I am ministered to because in trying to point others to Christ in a post, we also have the message of the post speaking to us and pushing us to turn to Christ. It keeps us heavily accountable as well.
If we have talents in the arts, give a portion of those talents to the Lord. Paint for Him. Sing for Him. Draw for Him. Create for Him. Share your photos! Then show people, talk about Jesus, scripture. It’s powerful, and it helps us stay humble instead of puffed up about the talents we were given.
4. What Christian Issues Do Others Struggle With?
Talk to your audience. Seek out questions that follow what your blog discusses. Ask family or friends. Sometimes we need to seek inspiration and understanding elsewhere. Pray about it. Look at scripture. Go online. What are people struggling with as a Christian or even a nonbeliever regarding Christ that you can discuss on your blog?
5. Music. Sermons. Books. Podcasts. Other Posts.
Share with your community things that draw you close to God. Put the spotlight on others in doing so, too. It’s a great way to support other bloggers especially.
There are so many ways big and small to start to draw closer to Christ and to encourage others to draw closer to Christ on your blog. Look at your schedule, and aim for one post a week or a month if it is really new. But gradually work on more because before we serve ourselves, our audience, it needs to be about Him. The more we do not talk about Him the more comfortable we get not talking about Him, and that’s not good.
Strive for Him every day. Encourage others with His truth!
Do you have suggestions on how to incorporate Christ, scripture, and Christian topics more?
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