You own this blog. May people see Your light shining in me. May they hear Your words speaking through me. Take me and my meager offerings here and multiply them for Your glory.
In Jesus’ Name,
I pray this often. I don’t want people to see a blog full of Amy. I want them to see a blog full of Christ. Even though much of what I write is written to the homeschool mom or the large family mom, I am here as a representative of the Gospel. May I never malign His Word.
When you begin a blog, there are so many exciting things to consider and work through. There is design and social media and networking and just coming up with solid, biblical posts. Your head can be reeling with it all!
However, first and foremost, you must keep the Gospel at the forefront of what you write. As I said…may I never malign His Word!
You see, I am a Christian wife and mother. Blogging is secondary. It is my real life that gives me plenty of posts to write about. My online life is simply one of many places I can take the Gospel of Christ and shine a light in the darkness. But, if my real life doesn’t line up with what I am saying on my blog, we have a problem! I am maligning His Word with my actions.
So, when I say use your blog to promote the Gospel, I want you to know you must begin with your offline life first.
You don’t need to be perfect to blog, but you do need to be honest with God, with yourself, and with your readers. If the house is a wreck and the kids aren’t getting fed or cared for, blogging ought not to be on your list of things to do. God will not be honored or glorified by your actions.
In turn, if you are living your life basking in God’s ways, the time you are afforded to blog will exude that Gospel-centered life you are living offline!
You either promote or malign the Gospel in everything you write…even if there isn’t a single bit of Scripture in the entire post. And yes, even if it is a giveaway post. People who read your blog may not readily know that you are holed up in your bedroom frantically typing a post while your children are swinging from the light fixtures and jumping off piles of laundry. But God knows and He will not just let it go. You cannot pretend to be a Titus 2 woman online and not be taking care of your household in real life…you will be found out. So, if you want to use your blog for God’s glory, you must first get your household in some semblance of order.
Next, you need to pray over your blog…not just the content of the posts, but the tone of the posts as well. Is what you write Philippians 4:8 worthy?
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
And finally, don’t be ashamed of the Gospel!
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
Never compromise the Word of God and it’s power to save by your own fear and shame. We must be bold and stand for Truth in a world that has been enticed and deceived!
Is it time for you to share Christ’s Light with the world?