Lately, I’ve spent time thinking on what my blog is and what I want it to be. Though worthwhile, when I do it wrongly, it consumes me. Mercilessly.
While studying the book of Genesis, some things dawned on me as though I was reading the book of Genesis for the first time.
That’s one of the things that still baffles me – how a passage I’ve read over time can have a fresh impact on me.
And I have these to share. Enjoy. 🙂
Creating something out of nothing.
From the story of creation, we see that there was never a trace of earth from the very beginning. It was a thought which later became a reality in the process of time.
Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
Genesis 1:2 NIV
Blog posts, sometimes are birthed from deep love for or hatred for a particular thing or issue.
Ideas, thoughts, inspirations and contents (like my cousin would call it) come sweeping in. Some come as inspiration from God, past experiences. The list goes on.
And in rare cases do these thoughts come without conflicts.
I have seen another thing in this life that is not fair and is very hard to understand.
The opening verse of Ecclesiastes 6.
Pride can come creeping in at the very beginning of a blog post. Need I mention the regular guests who hardly ever give in – philosophy and ideology. Fear of whatever it is – it varies.
Well, it takes God’s grace, through the guidance of the Holy Spirit to bring the peace needed for progress.
I suppose, the Spirit of God hovered over the waters to bring the needed calmness.
Whichever means we took to get to the point of publishing, I’m convinced we started from the intangible to the tangible, and not the reverse. And a lot happened in between.
Introduction of light
Without doubt, some of these ideas, thoughts and inspiration come with great enthusiasm, but there’s always need to calm down and bring them to light so that we don’t get all carried away by self.
Well, light in this regard is “…Jesus Christ who is the Wisdom of God” 1Corinthians 1:24 GNT
It’s very possible that while, a post was conceived by the Holy Spirit, the end result is a blend of human philosophy and intellectualism. Yes.
I’m not in any way saying that we shouldn’t make our own studies and research whatsoever – after all, to a reasonable extent, our blog posts are reflections of our understanding of a topic of deliberation.
I’m only saying that we should do all in the Light of the knowledge of Jesus.
Paul the Apostle says, in effect:
“we use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God fitting every loose thought and emotions and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ.”
Do all in the Light of the knowledge of Jesus.
Organizing blog content could be somewhat exacting – choosing what comes before the other, taking out irrelevant parts, making the blog reflect your taste.
The idea you intend passing can be misconstrued as a result of disorganized contents.
We see God setting things in place, the way they ought to be. He never created sea life before creating the water bodies.
He could have chosen to create the fishes first before the water (it’d have taken Him nothing to keep them alive – He is omnipotent). But He chose to follow the right pattern. Lesson worth remembering.
…and God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:10 KJV
Is it not interesting to see God appreciate Himself, even at early stage of creation? Worth adopting! Personal appreciation, when done rightly, is healthy for Christian bloggers. It’s a great energizer.
I believe it reduces the chances of unhealthy competition with other bloggers, as more energy is directed to God through Thanksgiving.
Evening passed and morning came—that was the third day.
Genesis 1:13 GNT
God, all sovereign created the universe within the space of six days. There’s been and still is an argument over the length of each day of creation.
Well, that’s not quite as important as the lesson(s) learnt.
The interpretation I have for this verse sounds funny to me…
Series! Series!! Series!!!
There’s no fixed interval for doing a series.
The interval for your series could be daily, weekly, biweekly, monthly, whichever. The choice is yours. However, consistency is key.
*I’m doing no series currently, but I’m working on that. And it’ll be available very soon.
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…
Genesis 1:26 KJV
Here we see communication, I believe, within the Trinity. I see the most profound level of like mindedness and understanding.
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
2 Corinthians 6:14 KJV
Joining or creating a Christian (bloggers) community is not bad as long as purpose is not deferred. I believe it’s a good medium for sharpening one other.
We can also view this from the perspective of prayer. Communication with a Higher Authority.
As far as Christian blogging is concerned, prayer is essential.
Our strength lies beyond the ink.
I believe that it’s in the place of prayer that we discuss with the Master, Jesus whom we are working under. We give account of our stewardship during prayer.
…So much happens in the place of prayer.
And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
Genesis 1:29-30 KJV
Just when I thought God was just creating things, I see something amazing.
Almost (if not) all of what God created are for the service of one another. Solutions.
There’s a lot God can do through our blogs if we allow Him.
Solace to the distressed; strength to the weak; insight to the blindfolded (2Cor. 4:3-4); direction to the lost; salvation to the perishing; health to the sick, life to the dead. It’s an endless list.
And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
Genesis 2:2 KJV
There’s need for rest. The spirit man can be ever alive, but we need to understand that we dwell in a mortal body. This mortal body is limited in so many ways. Thus, the need to take care of our body.
God not only takes interest in our services, He’s also concerned about our well being. Stay healthy.
Thanks for reading thus far.