This morning I took a break from work and decided I would take a few minutes and read the thoughts of others. Whenever I sign on to WordPress.com I’m reminded of how many people blog on just this one site.
Today on WordPress.com: The best of 418,106 bloggers,802,630 new posts, 1,465,935comments, & 183,501,594 words happened. That’s a lot of thoughts.
As I was scrolling through the random thoughts of others I came across a blog written by a woman. I gather the woman is Christian, but I was a little surprised how much she wrote about the lack of people reading her blog. She shared she used to receive several hundred hits per day, and is now down to maybe 20. For a moment I stopped to think of the rest of the 418,106 bloggers who added 802,630 new posts, that would leave 1,465,935 comments, and would leave a word count of 183,501,594 (not counting my added blog, maybe a new comment and my word count.)
The power of words are amazing. I believe they’re more powerful than weapons. They can kill you with a single adjective, and can bore you with a single noun. They can also inspire you with a single verb.
Yes, words are the most powerful thing in the world.
As I finished reading the woman’s blog I had to stop and wonder if God feels the way the woman was feeling. I wonder if He says, “You know… people by the thousands used to wake up every morning and read what I had to say, and now it seems that maybe 20 of my closest friends open it up to make sure that I’m still alive and well!”
I know for me, I blog for a different reason. I blog so that I can remember all the wonderful appointments that God has made with me, and my prayer in sharing them is that others will blog, journal, or share their appointments with others so they too can remember all the wonderful things that God has done within their life. If one person takes a moment to read what it is that I actually had to say, what a blessing. Numbers shouldn’t matter when one is writing from their heart, and my prayer is that people will read the Bible over anything that I’ll ever have to say. The Bible is the most incredible blog that was ever written. The words forever come to life with the turn of the page, and the author never leaves the reader. The author is available for a questions, and has all the answers… 24/7.
1 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.
6 They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, 7 always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers oppose the truth. They are men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. 9 But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone.
10 You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, 11persecutions, sufferings—what kinds of things happened to me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra, the persecutions I endured. Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them. 12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13 while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:1-17
Note to self: Use your words wisely!
ONWARD BY FAITH!