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Blogging for Jesus
How Christians Can Transform the World One Post at a Time
We all know there is a lot of people who use the internet. But when you look at statistics things come to light. The International Telecommunication Union in 2015 stated there are 3.2 billion internet users in the world. That is almost half the world’s population. That is a LOT of people!
Now, if we start looking at some social media user stats. (January 2017)
- Facebook – 1,871 million users
- Instagram – 600 million users
- Tumbler – 550 million users
- Twitter – 317 million users
- Pinterest – 150 million users
When I see numbers like that it goes way over my head. I live in California and the population for my whole state is only 39.2 million.
The internet has caused a global impact on people’s lives. Some of it has been for good, but some of it has been for bad. When I started blogging I didn’t realize how powerful blogs could be.
I have always worked in the church and done ministry with people who are right in front of me. When I started blogging I didn’t really look at it as a very impactful form of ministry. I was so boxed in with the idea that ministry had to be with people right in front of me. That was my idea of ministry and that’s how you make a difference. That’s when a Lord started to open my eyes.
As Christian bloggers, we have the ability to reach thousands if not hundreds of thousands of people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are the salt and the light of the world-wide web. It’s amazing how much influence and transformation we can bring through what we do on our blogs.
I believe we are doing a great work for the Lord by blogging our faith. We are reaching both believers and non-believers with our teachings. These are people we would never meet in the four walls of our church.
Now you may be asking how does a blog post transform the world? Let’s look at 4 ways it can.
How Blogging for Jesus Can Transform the World
1. A Post Can Impact a Future Minister
When you click publish and your post goes on the web anyone can see it or read it. A reminds me of the story from Billy Graham. It’s about how Billy visited this really small Church in the middle of nowhere. A faithful small-town pastor was preaching the Gospel. He had no idea that there was a little boy in his pews that would get saved through his preaching that night. That little boy turned out to be one of the Worlds most impactful evangelists.
You don’t know who is reading your blog post and what is it doing to them on a spiritual level. You could be writing to future leaders of the church. Your posts could be planting seeds of salvation in the hearts of your readers!
A young Billy Graham could be reading your blog…. Just think about that. When you impact one, you impact many.
2. Posting Your Faith is a Form of Ministry
I never thought that blogging would be like ministry in the church, but it is. You are helping believers grow and flourish in their faith like you would at Church. You are reaching the lost and hurting like you would in church and out on the streets. The only difference is you are doing it with a computer.
3. Publishing a Post is Evangelistic in Nature
Sometimes we think Christian blogging is only for believers. The thing is when a post goes viral and it’s being shared all over. It is going to be seen by non-believers.
And when they see your blog post they might click on it and they read it. We have no idea that the Holy Spirit is working on this person and your post is playing a part in it. The Lord will use what you write to soften that person’s heart towards the Lord.
I pray every morning that my blog would be a blessing to people. I pray that those who don’t know Christ would stumble upon my blog and be touched by the presence of God.
Just think about it 3.2 billion internet users. The harvest is great!
4. A post is helping to equip the saints
I want to make this very clear for every Christian blogger out there. You are helping equip the saints! When Christians of all maturity levels come to your website and they start learning and growing in their faith. That is equipping!
When Christians mature and are better equipped they then go out and change the world. They will bring transformation to their families, friends, church, and city.
You could be the very vessel that God uses to take people and help them to mature in their calling in Christ. You also have the ability to reach Christians in nations where they can’t go to church or that Christianity is not allowed. But they can go on the internet and they can learn about Jesus.
The reason why I wrote this blog post is that I want to encourage those who are blogging in the faith niche. It doesn’t matter if you’re page views are small or if they are huge. You are still bringing an impact to people’s lives. Those 4 things are taking place with every post you write.
Don’t underestimate what God has put in you and what God wants to say through you. If He has called you to blog then know that He will put people in front of your blog to be impacted and transformed. I firmly believe God is breathing on this area. Take courage in the work you are providing. What you do is not in vain, but you will be rewarded.
Before I close this post. I want to go over two key things to remember as a Christian blogger.
Ministry or Blogging – No matter what kind of ministry you do if it’s blogging or in the church (or even both). It should never take first place in your life. God (your relationship with Him) should always be number 1 and after that your family.
If we neglect those two then what example of Christ have we set? God cares more about the “being” than the “doing.” His love for you doesn’t change if you do more “ministry”.
Stay Refreshed & Fed – When we constantly give we can neglect ourselves. We need to make sure we are spending time with God and gleaning from His Word and His presence. We shouldn’t be feeding ourselves to feed others. We should be so well fed, that out of that we feed others. This will help avoid burnout in the future.
I hope this post has encouraged to keep moving forward with your blog. Stay strong and find encouragement with other Christian bloggers. Please drop me a comment below. I would love to hear from other Christian bloggers and what God is doing through your blog.
Want to learn more about blogging? Check out: HOW TO MENTALLY PREPARE TO START A BLOG