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Do I Have To Talk About Jesus On Every Post?

I’m extremely grateful many of you read the post Are You Really A Christian Blogger.

It’s clear this post attracted many readers, and I know it’s not an easy one to read. I’ve since added this disclaimer. “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.”

Since there were so many views, I want to make sure I direct one main concern that was misunderstood, just in case, you, too, struggled with the post and shared this sentiment.

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I’m Not Saying Every Post Has To Be About Christ But I Argue That Everything CAN Be About Christ & Should Be

The truth of the matter is, no matter how much we want to say it, our example is and WILL NEVER be a substitute for Jesus. We are imperfect and flawed. We can carry masks. We can deceive others, even unintentionally. But Jesus and the truth (scripture) will not.

It seems the main defense I received is that people can be a Christian blogger but that Christ does not always have to be talked about. People feel that Christ can be shown in other ways.

For clarity, my post was particularly directed at those who say they are a Christian blogger and the name Jesus is never or rarely spoken on their posts. However, we should all be stirred up and aim to talk about Jesus more, regardless.

Now, in real life, yes, it is more evident if we are kind, patient, very loving, and forgiving. These things SHOULD be evident. We should both speak about Christ (proclaim Him to the ends of the earth) and we should bear fruit of the Spirit. (John 15:02)

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However, a blog can easily be manipulated. I know that sounds shady because it is. We can pour out our thoughts and feelings. We can be as raw as we want. But the truth of the matter is, we are told in scripture to test the spirits. (1 John 4:01)

As the author to our posts, we carry our shame, sins, and disconnection to Christ. We are not perfect. We mirror these things to our audience, whether we are aware of it or not. 

Pharisees would make it obvious they were fasting to those around. They made it clear how “grateful” they were in their long-winded prayers. The outside appeared correct, and we know in scripture Christ called them out for it. (Luke 11:39-40)

What I’m saying is it is really easy to appear to be a “Christian” on a blog to the world. That doesn’t mean we are a Christian with a living walk with Christ on the inside.

There are many bloggers, I’m sure, who feel more affirmed by the comments of others that they are a “good Christian” than through their actual walk with Christ. 

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Why am I saying this?

We need to stop making it about ourselves. We need to stop trying to defend why we feel the need NOT to speak the name of Christ. Do you know how odd that sounds? I’m a Christian, but I don’t always talk about Christ. The world continues to encourage this mindset. It’s okay not to talk about Christ. It’s okay not to tie every living thing to Jesus.

But it is not okay!

I’m far from being perfect. I do not do these things 24/7 but what I am saying is WE SHOULD STRIVE TO! Living and breathing in Jesus, we SHOULD get to the point He is everything. We can’t get to this point in our walk with Him if we refuse to work toward this. If we get comfortable being okay not working on seeing Him in everything and sharing Him with everyone, we are never going to get that close with Christ.

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If we become more choosy about WHEN we have an opportunity to share the love of Christ, when we have a blog that reaches across the world…how does that not affect or reflect our walk with Christ? 

Doesn’t that scare you? Why do we proclaim TO HIM He is everything in our life, and we can’t talk about Him on a blog post? We can’t direct people to a life lesson connected to Christ? We can’t show people when we write about lifting each other up how we are TOLD to do the very same thing as a Christian! How loving someone is connected to Christ?

There is not ONE THING we could possibly write about that is GOOD that we could not connect to Jesus. If we can’t then it is not the good God created in the beginning, and we should stay away because it will pull us down, and it will pull others down.

Anything Good Can Be Connected To Christ

Last Friday, I tried to share ways we can talk about Jesus, but I want to show you how to incorporate Christ into anything and everything. You do not only have to write about scripture or a Bible person. It’s better to connect it to life, and you can!

  • Mental Illness – God is our comfort. Stories of Biblical people struggling. People being free. People being used for their weaknesses for God’s glory.
  • Addictions– Being broken free through Jesus. Seeking help from others. Learning to serve God and others, denying self.
  • Family– Roles (parents, kids, grandparents), obedience, submission. love
  • Men– Leaders, submission to God and wives, Biblical righteous men (Moses, Joshua, David, Peter, Paul, Job, etc) fatherhood, etc
  • Women– Obedience & Faith (Like Esther and Ruth), submission to God and husbands, strong women in Bible (Deborah, Abigail, Mary, Lydia, Anna, etc) call to minister to other women, being an example for others, motherhood, etc
  • Youth– God using many young people, including Mary! Obedience to parents. Encouragement to other peers.
  • Fear, Bitterness, Anger, Jealousy, Envy, Pain, Betrayal, Rejection, Grief, Comfort, Joy, Peace, Gladness, Thankfulness, Gratefulness, etc – So many ways to discuss and point to scripture and Jesus.
  • Photography– Multiple scriptures that can connect with any theme of a photo
  • Digital Talk – Encouraging others (scripture) Using things for the right reasons (scripture) Glorifying God in all we do (scripture)
  • Flash Fiction/Poetry– Christian illustrations, use of scriptures at beginning or end, any theme can be connected to Jesus that is good.
  • Fashion/Makeup– We are living temples. Encouraging others to go beyond physical appearances. Finding value in Jesus. Confidence, modesty, being cloaked in Him, etc (scripture)
  • Cooking/Cleaning/Organizing – Man shall not live on bread alone (Matthew 4:04) How do we clean up sin? How do we organize priorities and time with God?

I’ll say it again, there is not ONE thing that God uses for good that we cannot use as a way to point to His Son. These were just some ideas I had, but you take these topics and really connect people to scripture and to each other! We must not hide our light under a basket. (Luke 11:33)

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We must not hope that on a digital space, where words matter the most, that our example is enough. Give the people Jesus entirely. If people only look at ONE blog post of ours, we have no promise they will receive one of Jesus UNLESS we are talking about Him. 

The truth of the matter is, no matter how much we want to say it, our example is and WILL NEVER be a substitute for Jesus. We are imperfect and flawed. We can carry masks. We can deceive others, even unintentionally. But Jesus and the truth (scripture) will not.

I challenge you to incorporate Him more in your posts. To seek Him IN ALL WAYS! Myself, included. 

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11 thoughts on “Do I Have To Talk About Jesus On Every Post?

  1. T.R., many of the things you said in this post totally reminded me of the sermon my pastor gave yesterday on Philippians 4:2-9. Verse 8 kept popping into my mind as I read this.
    I think that as we ponder the wonders of our Saviour & Lord more in our personal/private lives, that same mindset will begin to flow out into our writing/blogging as well. 🙂

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  2. Superb, rich post. For me, getting “comfortable being okay not working on seeing Him in everything and sharing Him with everyone,” would be a scary place to be. As a believer and a Christian blogger, I do try to connect the dots within the experiences I have to the work God is continually doing around me.

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