Why do I blog? What do I want to accomplish? Who am I writing for? These are questions that every faith-based blogger has asked herself, sometimes daily. I can’t answer these questions for you but I can answer them for myself.
Why do I blog?
It wasn’t my plan. I was comfortable in my little zone studying the Word, learning Scripture, hiding the word in my heart and spending time with God and my husband. I am the Women’s Ministry leader at our church for a second year. This ministry has changed its focus compared with last year and I’m leaning on the Holy Spirit for His direction.
Life was great. Calm, even paced.
Then in January the focus changed somewhat. Though I had thought of blogging in the past, it was a distant thought and not something I was going to pursue. But that changed and now I have a blog.
So…why do I blog? Because I have been given a mission by God through the Holy Spirit. It is to reach out to women sharing the Word of God through online Bible Studies. It isn’t easy. I’m still in the mode of wanting to teach verbally which you can’t do through writing. I think of you though. I picture you reading this and I try to write everything that you need for the moment. I’m not sure if I’m answering your unasked questions and I don’t know if I’m meeting your needs. I have to trust God in all things. If He is leading me and I believe He is, then I trust that all things will work out for good to those who are called according to His purpose.
I still have my own questions. Is the content too deep? Is it too dry? Am I expressing a personal touch? Does anyone even want to read this?
What do I want to accomplish with this blog?
It is my hearts’ desire that you read something that touches your heart. That the words on this blog will inspire you to study the Word, go deep in it. The Word is life to our souls. I want it to be life in your soul. I want to touch your mind with an understanding of the interpretation of the passage. I want you to make time to study, to wade in the river of life, filling your heart with the wonderful truths found in the Word.
I want you to sit back with your Bible in your hands and hug it and tell God how much you love His Word. God often sees me doing that, hugging His Word with my heart overflowing with words I cannot express. I want the words I write for you to impact your life for the better. That’s what I want to accomplish…and so much more!
Who am I writing for?
Essentially I am writing for my Audience of One. That has been my motto from the first day I started this blog. Finding viewers is not an easy task, so I gave it all to Him to find you and lead you to these words. So, I am writing for you also because He invited you to read along with Him. Did you know He invited you?
So life is still calm. Busy, but calm.
I’m learning about blogging and all the things that it entails. I’m doing the best I can with what I have at my disposal. I trust God for the results and every day I see something new, I say to God, “That’s You, isn’t it? You’re doing something! Thank you, God!”
My Audience of One and His Friends.
That’s you! Thank you for reading these words and all the others that I have written as the Holy Spirit has directed. I need to read these words myself, especially when I wonder why I’m doing this. The enemy of our souls does his best to discourage bloggers and I’m no different. For many of us, we fight discouragement daily.
So thank you for your faithfulness. Thank you for your encouraging words in comments. They really do encourage me. Am I going over the line if I were to ask you to remember me in prayer? I hope not. Not daily but whenever the Holy Spirit places me on your heart. That would be nice!
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