Hello & Welcome Blogging Friends
Last week we talked about rededicating our blogs to the Lord. Just like Nehemiah did, we can do mini-throne checks with every little project we finish.
God taught me something through Nehemiah again this week that I wanted to share with you.
In the first few chapters of Nehemiah a lot happens. Nehemiah felt a call to go rebuild a broken wall in Jerusalem. He prayed and then stepped out in faith. And then he led a group of people into starting this huge project. All of this was fine and dandy until there was some opposition. In Nehemiah Four things start to go a little south....
"When Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became furious. He mocked the Jews before his colleagues and the powerful men of Samaria, and said, “What are these pathetic Jews doing? Can they restore it by themselves? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they ever finish it? Can they bring these burnt stonesback to life from the mounds of rubble?”
I would argue that there is nothing more powerful than a Godly leader stepping out in faith. Because there is nothing more powerful, there is nothing that satan cares to stop more. With Godly leadership comes opposition. But with a right view of God, like Nehemiah had, that opposition shouldn't stop us.
Listen, our God, for we are despised. Make their insults return on their own heads and let them be taken as plunder to a land of captivity. Do not cover their guilt or let their sin be erased from Your sight, because they have provoked the builders.
When opposition came, Nehemiah went straight to God instead of straight to strategy. Wow! Do I need to work on that! As I scroll through Pinterest, I see countless blog posts, "5 ways to get more followers," "15 ways to grow your audience," or "7 easy tricks to blog more efficiently." Strategy. If you have a problem with your blog, you could probably find a resource for how to fix it.
But don't do strategy. Do God. Do prayer. I promise that it will be way more fruitful. God can work in anything (including strategy), but if you go to Him for all your strategic needs you'll always get there faster.
Happy Blogging, friends. See you next Friday.
We exist to glorify God, to display His heart and character. And I just love how we are all uniquely built to do that. So every Friday I want to give you, uniquely designed by God, an opportunity to link up your thoughts on God, art, baking, photography, parenting, marriage, homeschooling, writing or blogging and more if they tie into or display the Lord somehow.
Here's how it works.
1. Link up as many blog posts as you want below by clicking the link below and following the prompts. (Perhaps think of old posts you want more exposure to as well as new ones.)
2. Let your readers know by including a link at the bottom of your post (or somewhere on your side bar) or paste my button code (found below and on the side bar).
3. Take a minute to visit and comment on another sweet lady or two's post. You're encouragement might be just what she needs to keep pressing on in being a voice in the darkness.
Jacque is the Missional Women Intern and a college student in Denver, CO who balances her time between trying to go to class and learning about His saving grace and perfect love as much as she can. She is a twenty something, DIY attempting, Jesus loving, Denver living, small town rooted, Colorado sports fan. She loves black coffee, long conversations and watching people do what God created them for. You can find her Christian Twenty Somethings blog at Desperately Dependent.
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I'm Laura the founder of Missional Women and this is my sweet friend, Lyli. We host a link up for bloggers every Friday and look forward to having you join us. But before you go, look around, we are here to glorify God and be a blessing to you.
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