Mary Lathbury, composer of the hymn “Break Thou the Bread of Life,” said of her own talent, that God said to her “Remember, my child, that you have a gift of weaving fancies into verse and a gift with the pencil of producing visions that come to your heart; consecrate these to Me as thoroughly as you do your inmost spirit.”
As I ended my last blog, “Do’s and Donts,” Saturday, I said I would be back – probably. I want to add an important “Do” for Christian folks like me who believe their blog is a ministry tool for spreading news of Jesus.
If blogging is your ministry, don’t let statistics discourage you. If only one person reads you in a day or week that can make a lot of difference. Is there one of us who does not want more readers? God’s will might be for you to reach one reader who needs to know that Jesus is the Way to Eternal Life.
Remember when he moved Phillip through space bodily to reach one person. (Acts 8:26) You probably will not fly through the air, but you words will. I only get discouraged when I compare my readers with others. That is not God’s doings! But it is very encouraging when I see that my page “God, my Healer” had 2587 views last year. If my blog is for nothing else, this is reason for having it! There have been seven today. I have no idea where these readers come from. But that kind of stat does not appear on any thing else. I doubt that I have more than 150 readers on any other post.,
Now go back to Mary Lathbury and her hymn “Break Thou the Bread of Life,” and her statement about “weaving fancies into verse.” Probably all writers would love to have that said of them, but the most important part of her statement is “to consecrate these (your words) to Me ,,, thoroughly…” and keep plugging away with me one post at a time. Have faith that at least one will land where it needs to land – maybe even in another country in a carriage with a confused person who needs just your post right then!