Saturday, 12 March 2016

BLOGGING CHRISTIANS

 

So ... we blog and blog and blog.  What for?

Is it to feed our egos? To proudly be out there on the Internet and read by everyone far and wide? Or is it to count how many people visit our sites and how many comments we receive; or how many "likes", (I nearly wrote licks!), or +1s we get on our Facebook and Google accounts?

I'll have you know that this blog constantly gets a number of hits in the double figures every month; if you consider that the first digit on the counter is always 0.

So ... why do I then spend so much time on the computer Blogging away day after day and night after night?

I think that as Christians, we all have a duty to do so if we possible can. It is our way of evangelising, to spread the Good News we believe in, to meet other Christians, to encourage each other, to discuss various view points, and most important, to pray for each other.

As some of you may know, I pray for everyone who comments on this Blog. I also pray for those who visit here without commenting, but have to be less specific and hope that God knows who they are. 

So, in order to encourage prayers for each other may I direct you to DONATE A PRAYER - HERE.  

God bless.

15 comments:

  1. Yes and amen to ministering to our online communities, whether they be great or small in number.

    For every soul matters. And we're called to encourage one another daily.

    This blogging thing works for us and so we live out this call in this season ...

    Thanks, Victor.

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    1. Thank you Linda. It's great to meet other Christians on the Internet.

      God bless.

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  2. Thank you for the pep talk, Victor. I forget I have said if one person is moved-and get lost in my need for approval. A very timely reminder for which I am grateful.
    Blessings, Friend!

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    1. True Lulu. We never know who might be reading what we write and how it affects them.

      God bless you.

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  3. Well, I have this much to say about blogging in general: it's a quick cure for pride! Ha ha! At least on my own blog!
    You are so right though - "It is our way of evangelising, to spread the Good News we believe in, to meet other Christians, to encourage each other, to discuss various view points, and most important, to pray for each other." That really says it all.

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    1. Thank you Mary. There is so much bad on the Internet these days, that we owe it to Our Lord to at least keep our Blogs going with some Good News. Let our Blogs be what Jesus would want to read.

      God bless you my friend.

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  4. We can't help ourselves cause that's the way our ancestors planned "IT" so says sinner vic!


    https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSh-XIF1P_9C7NL7_d21B6hfpmixKUzh9cTsiPpgolj_C_lWZPI

    LOL!

    P.S. By the way, I like your subliminal messages, it's like heavenly music to my ears.

    God Bless

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    1. Glad you enjoy the music.

      God bless.

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    2. Victor, come check my last two Matthew Mondays at my blog. I have video clips of my son Matthew.

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  5. Hi Victor! Thank you for your promise to pray for your commenters, I think that in itself is a wonderful ministry.
    It's a good thing to ask why we do things from time to time. I know I can get a little off-track, and need to remember why. Why do I spend so much time writing and blogging? I like your take on sharing faith, and trying to encourage others in theirs. Isn't that what our life is supposed to be about?
    You do a great job!
    Ceil

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Ceil. I think it is important when we visit each others' Blogs that we encourage and support each other in our comments. I always say a little prayer whilst reading the comments left here.

      Our Blogs may well help someone somewhere visiting on the off chance of finding something worth reading.

      God bless you and yours.

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  6. Yes, I sometimes ask myself that too, why? I really like what Mary N said above: "It's a quick cure for pride." Hardly anyone reads my blog. I tell myself I do it for me and to pass on whatever knowledge I may have accumulated. When I say I do it for me, I do not mean it as a way to feed my pride. I do it to remember what I read and through writing about it learn further. It always amazes me how through writing an essay on what I wrote how much more I learn about it in the process. I am not on Facebook; if I were doing it for ego I would most definitely be on Facebook.

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    1. Manny, it does not matter if it is a quick cure for pride or whether we write for ourselves. The important thing is that we do it for God - I mean Christian websites/blogs.

      We don't know who may visit our Blogs without commenting and in doing so get to know about Christ - perhaps for the first time. Believe me, our Blogs reach far out lands without us knowing it.

      When I wrote my first Christian book, and others since given away free, I said to God: "I'll write the books, you make sure they get in the right hands!" He's proved to be a great agent.

      I'm not on Facebook. Too difficult to manage.

      God bless.

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  7. Victor, thank you for this inspiration. (And for always commenting on my blog) I thank God that He led me to your blog online so that I can learn from you.

    Thank you for all you do, and God Bless you!

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    1. I am for ever grateful for your kind words and support, Michael. I like visiting your Blog because you have a novel way at looking at things and teaching about them.

      God bless you and yours.

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