Psalm 145:6 (MSG)
Your marvelous doings are headline news; I could write a book full of the details of your greatness.
I follow with regularity a vast amount of blogs. Some are secular in nature, but most fall into the category of Christian reflections. As a Christian writer myself, I find the latter to be a welcome source of inspiration and encouragement for my own faith walk.
Who are these bloggers, you ask? How I would love to list each and every one of the, but cringe at the thought I could have a senior moment and leave some dear soul out of the lineup. So, let me simply share with you my general impressions for now; in future blogs, I will feature quotes from these awesome individuals when said quotes fit with the theme of my post.
These Christian writers are a diverse group to say the least. Men and women of all ages and stages of spiritual growth. Some are published authors; some are aspiring to reach that goal. Some are pastors, others laity, like myself. Married, single; parents, grandparents; retired/working - their life experiences run the gamut.
Each blogger has a unique style and voice in his or her writing. In my year of "wonder," I sit back and reflect upon how God has made us each in His own image, you so different in how we express ourselves and relay the Christian message to others. Each writer is refreshingly original, and I appreciate every one of them for their distinctive, one-of-a-kind panache.
But as different as all these bloggers are in style, they all share the same headline news: Extra! Extra! Read all about it! God is great! All the time!
And there is no end to the way in which they can express the greatness, goodness, mercy, love, and forgiveness of the Lord. Even if they were to write 1,000 posts a piece, no amount of words could ever manage to detail and contain all of God's greatness.
Yet write on, they must. For there is another thread which binds them together: Their love for God and their passion to share that love with a hurting world which need Jesus more than ever.
I am so grateful to know these devoted Christians who are using their gifts of writing to evangelize and inspire others. It is a blessing and an honor to be a part of their personal faith journey. I find comfort in their words, knowing I'm not alone in my daily walk with the Lord.
So, blogging brothers and sisters (you know who you are), hat's off to you!
Keep on keeping on!
Run the good race!
Share the Good News of God's Kingdom.
It's headline news!
Are you a blog follower? If so, what type of blogs do you tend to favor?
Prayer: Father, we thank You for all those who use the gifts You have given them to spread the Good News of Christ Jesus to the world. Whether they are writers, artists, songwriters, singers, teachers, or preachers, bless and inspire them, Lord, that they may bless and inspire others. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.