In 2016, I started blogging and the main reason was to have a place where I could write down my thoughts. Eventually, it became an outlet for me since I was still working a full-time job and caring for my two toddlers. As time passed, life continued to happen and the busyness of life just became more prominent over time.
Fast forward to today, I am blogging on a more consistent basis, have another baby, and am still working outside the home. It sure is a challenge but my mindset has changed from “blogging just because” to “blogging to be a blessing.”
Being a Christian blogger is not easy. In fact, being a blogger is not easy. But today, I want to talk about the benefits of Christian blogging.
As a Christian, we have a mission. The Bible says in Matthew 28:19-20,
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Although we are experiencing a time in our life and society that social distancing is becoming a norm, wearing masks is highly recommended, and many are learning to adjust their schedules in order to work from home or get used to their “new-normal” of homeschooling, online videos, and possibly looking for another job to compensate for the job they lost, our mission as a Christian is still the same — to spread the good news of Jesus Christ.
I don’t downplay the effects COVID19 has had on our country and world but I choose to see the positives during this time.
As a Christian, we know how the story ends, whether we find a cure for this virus or not and the comfort is knowing that no matter what happens, I know where I will spend eternity when I die. There is no greater feeling than being able to pillow your head at night in peace and sleep unafraid of tomorrow nor what it holds because you know Who holds tomorrow and you know Who holds your hand. Ok, now let’s get to the benefits!
Christian Blogging can be a platform used to share Jesus.
Believe it or not, people are searching. They are looking for answers. They want to be healed. They want to be heard. They want a friend. They may never find the exact answer to their problem. They may never be healed from an illness. Their voice may never be heard. And they may have friends who forsake them, leaving them lonely, distraught, and discouraged.
These are the perfect audience for us as Christian bloggers. WHY? Because we have the ANSWER they are looking for and His name is Jesus. Jesus changes lives. He is a friend to those without friends. He listens to the broken heart. He gives grace to the sick and many times, heals them from their illness. And He is why we do what we do!
Christian Blogging can glorify God.
No doubt as a Christian we will come across scorners and skeptics. They will judge us and criticize us. They will put us down. They may even follow you just so they can keep up with negatively commenting on your posts. They will say mean things but don’t lost hope and don’t lose heart. There is nothing too hard for God and there is nothing impossible for Jesus. If He can save Paul who considered himself the chief of sinners and who persecuted Christians, He can save anyone.
You may the only “Bible” someone will ever read (or in our case, your blog may be the only “Bible” someone will ever read). People don’t usually just pick up a Bible and start reading it. But your blog could be the page-turner for skeptics and scorners. Your voice matters and it could help change or encourage someone today!
Just imagine Jesus and the kinds of people he attracted. He attracted the religious, the broken, the lame, the blind, the skeptics and the scorners.
So keep blogging, my friend! Because although you may be building your “audience”, you truly only have One audience — Jesus. In addition, when you have this mentality, your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 10:31 – Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 15:58 – Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Christian Blogging can help you build your community.
You may never meet the people who read your blog or who follow you, but you can build up a community to be better.
Some may reside in areas where they don’t have the freedom to attend a church or a Christian growth group bu they may have access to an online community where they can grow and build friendships.
The lyrics to this song always touch my heart when I hear them:
How can we reach a world we never touch How can we show them Christ if we never show them love Just to say we care will never be enough How can we reach a world we never touch -Mark & Lori Carouthers
I think about these words and can either let them speak to my heart to do more for Jesus or let them speak to my heart and just marinate in my heart.
We can have all the faith in the world but the Bible says that “faith without works is dead.” (James 2:17-18)
17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
In order to get saved, all we need is faith. But in order to grow as a believer, we must put our faith into action. Please do not confuse the need for works in order to get saved. Salvation comes from the Lord alone, not by anything we can do.
Going back to community, when we put our faith into action as Christian bloggers, we have the opportunity to reach a world by simply touching them. We may never physically touch them but God can use us to speak to their hearts, to help them grow spiritually, or to continue living in and for Jesus.
Christian Blogging can help you generate income.
I have read about and seen how many are able to work from home by blogging. I’ll be honest, I believe one of the reasons why I got into blogging years ago was to help with our finances. Both my husband and I work in ministry and we have a growing family and just like many others, we failed to live by a budget the first few years of our marriage, hence accumulating debt and still trying to pay it off to this day.
I have not made any money from blogging [yet] but I believe with God’s grace and guidance and my hard work and dedication, God will bless. Some make money right away from blogging. Others, it just takes more work. In addition, I am still working outside of the home so making the time to blog might be a little more challenging for me than others who are currently at home.
Nonetheless, my goal as a Christian blogger is not really to make money but to make Jesus known.
So, there you have it! These are just a few of the benefits from Christian blogging. Whether you decide to blog or not, I hope this post was an encouragement to you in some way.
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