Do you find it easier to read blogs about gist, rants, gossip and other stuff going on in someone’s life than blog entries about God or growing in your faith with God? I definitely do! While the first group of blogs (which I love dearly) can be read quickly, and it’s easy to leave a comment on them, when I want to read a blog about Christianity, I have to prepare myself to really take in the words so they can minister to me (because they always do). It seems wrong to skim or rush through a Christian blog so that I can get to a blog that’s more “exciting” or get to a task I need to do, so I’m always trying to find the perfect time, so I can treat it like a meditation. And then I have to make sure I’m not reading it from an inappropriate place such as work because, well, they never said that we can’t read blogs at work, but maybe that’s a general rule that everyone abides by.
So what do I do? I keep the blog entries unread in my google reader, waiting for that time when I can read the words, meditate on them, and prepare a response, whether in prayer or as a comment. But ask Jaycee, Rita or Zoe Believer if they’ve seen a comment from me on their blogs this year and I bet they’d say “Um, I don’t think so!”
Despite this, I just want to recognize the bloggers who take the time to reach out to us with God’s word. Like those email forwards you’ve probably received that say something like “we don’t hesitate to send on a forward about sex or drugs yet we pause when it’s about Jesus”, I just want to encourage any of you who are like me who either wait until you have time to meditate on those blogs so you don’t read them in time, or you don’t read those “religious” blogs ever, make time for it. You won’t regret it.
So, thank you, Rita, Jaycee and Zoe Believer (mostly through twitter!), for your blogs. Blogville is a better place for it! And Writefreak, No Limit, 30+, Aloted and so many of you who regularly praise God in your blog entries, I thank you too. I really appreciate the ways that you have ministered to me in the past, even if you never received a comment from me saying that. I hope I will be able to leave more comments on your blogs, just so you know your work is appreciated.
Do you have a favourite read for spiritual inspiration?