Good Morning Friends! I hope you’re doing well this week!
For today’s Wednesday in the Word, I am sharing about blogging & what my intent for this little space is.
Last night I spent an hour or so chatting with a small group of Influence bloggers. Our group of women is unique, diverse, & so special. We all share a love for Jesus & blogging! Being like minded with a group of ladies is an incredible feeling and I am SO grateful to the Influence Network for allowing me to connect with them,
We discussed our blogs, our goals, & organization techniques. It was our first meeting together, but it left me with a reminder of why I am here.
I have a true passion for people. I’ve talked about it before, but I can’t say it enough. As I have grown this space over the last several months, things change. Life happens & situations are different. While this place is so special to my heart, and if I am being honest, it can sometimes be a distraction for me. A distraction from things that really matter. I have always said that this is a place for me to know him & make him known, however when it comes between me & my faith, my marriage, my friendships…it’s not always important.
Learning about what is important in life is huge for me! That sounds so basic, but when we let things fill our lives, we are missing the point. I don’t want to do that with this space.
Last night, one of my fellow group members, Tyra, shared a poem from her about me & I love it so much!
I am sharing it here because it is my prayer also.
A Blogger’s Prayer
I am no longer my own blogger, but Thine.
Refine me with each post how You will, rank me how You will.
Put me to service, or put me to suffering.
Let me be a follower, instead of seeking followers
Let me post for thee or be put aside for thee,
Lifted high, only for thee, or brought low, all for thee.
Do with me and each post whatever you will, because You alone know best.
Let me not strive but submit
Let me not compete but care
Let me not desire hits but holiness
Let my blog be full of You, and let it be empty of me.
Let me crave all things of You, let me care nothing of this world.
Let my words be worthy of the greatest of audiences: You.
And You are enough.
May I write not for subscribers… but only for Your smile.
May my daily affirmation be in the surety of my atonement not the size of my audience.
May my identity be in the innumerable graces of Christ, never, God forbid,
the numbers of my comments.
And may the only words that matter in my life not be the ones I write on a screen —
but the ones I live with my skin.
I freely and heartily yield every sentence, every title, every post, every comment… or no comments… all to Your pleasure and perfect will.
My only fame is that I bear your name
My only glory is the gift of Your Grace
My only readership, Your eyes that seek to and for to find a heart hard after you.
Make this so. Lord…
Yahweh, You alone are my God, not Google
Jesus, You alone are my Savior, not site meters
And Holy Spirit, you alone are my Comforter, not comments
So be it, today, yesterday, and every post to come.
This is my prayer I have made on earth, over this keyboard…
may it be ratified in heaven.
I am so grateful for each of you & the friendships we continue to build. I am thankful that the Lord has provided a special community here where encouragement thrives & grace runs freely.
Thanks for stoping by today!
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17
Frankly my dear…may my motivation remain in Him!
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