How to Blog?

March 16, 2007

Sitting on the train in my usual place with the regulars of the early morning world around me, i wondered what i might blog about.  Would i begin a countdown to Easter?  Maybe expound a scripture verse? 

As i pondered these things i realised the mode of ‘wondering’ that i was in, was that which i often switch into when i come to prayer.  Sometimes i just don’t know how to pray, or maybe i don’t much feel like coming into God’s presence for one reason or another.  It’s about discipline, doing either that which i know is good for me, or something i’ve commited to.

When we come to prayer we can say: ‘Holy Spirit, teach me to pray’.  Maybe when it comes to blogging we should say: ‘Holy Spirit, teach me to blog’. 

I am reminded that i can do nothing without God.  Every moment of inspiration, everything i achieve, everything i am is because of God.  Wow.  We could not blog if it wasn’t for our Master and Saviour! 

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84 Responses to “How to Blog?”

  1. timbob said

    Greetings. This is indeed very needful. When we place words out here, the Lord knows exactly what’s needed and who will stop by. We should aproach it as we would any other endeavor. I receive a lot of encouragement and exhortation from other bloggers as they post on things that the Lord has placed on their heart. We truly should be careful for nothing but take everything to the Lord in prayer. Thanks for the reminder.
    Have a great weekend in Christ Jesus.

    timbob

  2. Emily said

    Amen to that Maria! Without our Lord, we can do nothing. Let us be more aware of His strength in our weakness and that it is by grace we are able to what we do!

    God bless,

    Emily

  3. jameschurch said

    Yes, how do we do anything or know anything wise or lasting if we do not look to the inspiration of God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit? Thank you for a timely reminder of my dependence upon God.

    Every blessing and have a great weekend.

  4. rindy said

    Yes! I pray every time I sit down to type that the words would be His words, especially when I know He is putting something to write about on my heart!

  5. Everything you achieve comes from God, and from your good will too!!

  6. Debi said

    Perfect!! Nothing without Him…

  7. Celeste said

    Wow…yes! We can’t do anything without God, not even blogging! 🙂

  8. I agree with Celeste above.

    Blessings this Monday,

    Carol

  9. DulceDiana said

    Many times I’ve had to lay everything down and pray the “Teach Me God” prayer asking God to lead me into his direction and his purpose.
    Thanks for this post Maria.

  10. Jennifer said

    Fantastic, Maria! I love this part…

    ‘Holy Spirit, teach me to blog’.

  11. jarvis said

    Right on Sis! For none of us could take even one breathe more lest He allow it. The Creator IS Amazing!

    Blessings In Christ Sis

  12. Liz Gonzalez said

    Indeed, Amen to that! I can’t live without my Lord and my God, but I do find myself fretting every day that I’m not praying enough or hitting myself because Ididn’t sit down for a quiet moment with Him. I’ve been told 3 times that I have the gift of Intercession which makes me feel guilty when I realise that at the end of the day I didn’t pray enough for others. It doesn’t help that my Mother seems to have been given the gift to pray, something I didn’t know existed. She wants to pray all day and I find myself fighting to get to it! In fact while I’m writing this why am I not asking Our Lord for it?! Cheers Maria!

  13. chris said

    You are so right–God allows us to even do this.

    Thank you for sharing your heart with us.

  14. OH yes. Lest it degenerate into a pity parade, or write falsities that have sprung out from cynicism on a bad day… 🙂

  15. Sis. Julie said

    What a profound statement you made. “Holy Spirit teach me to blog”. I dedicated my blog to the Lord when I first started it and I try to keep most of my posts about Him and what He shows me from His Word. Yes I sometimes post about personal things but not much. But I never thought to pray for the Lord to teach me to blog. Maybe I should do that. I just automatically took what He shows me and put it in a post. Maybe there is more He wants me to do. You have raised a good point and I am going to put it into practice. Thanks Sis….obviously…I needed this!!

  16. Missing you Maria…everything ok??

  17. helenl said

    Hi Maria, Hoping you are all right.

  18. DulceDiana said

    Thinking of you…..and missing your thoughts.
    Blessings,
    DulceDiana

  19. Just wanted to stop by and say hello and to let you know I’m thinking of you.

  20. Hello, Maria??? Hope everything is alright. Amen on your last post. I can’t even walk without the Lord holding my hand.
    Blessings

  21. Jackie said

    hi i’m new to blogging. Would you mind including my blog on your links?

    God bless

  22. breederx said

    What a cool way to look at it. I just started my blog about three months ago and I am trying to be as honest and open as possible, without embarrassing myself of course, lol. I definatly need God to be here for me this Easter when I try to teach my boys about the Easter story and what part Jesus and God play in it. God bless you for such a great blog!

  23. Lisa said

    Been missing you! Hope you’re doing well. 🙂

  24. chrisd said

    I’ve been missing you too, Maria. 2 ladies in my Bible Study are new fans of yours!

    Sending hugs from IL in the US.

  25. breederx said

    Hope everything is okay! Always looking forward to your posts, God bless you! 🙂

  26. Johnny said

    Hi Maria!

    You there? You’re still on the radio, so I guess so.

    Peace & Blessings

    J 🙂

  27. DulceDiana said

    Still missing you…:-)

    God bless you,
    D

  28. Joni Ruhs said

    Missing you from Illinois, USA too.

  29. Helen said

    Hi Maria, miss you encouraging posts! Came over to wish you a happy and blessed Easter Holiday – our Lord is risen!
    Helen

  30. Dave said

    You are in my prayers. Come back soon.

  31. Chris said

    Missing you from Washington, Maria. Worried a bit as well. What happened to you? You’re in our prayers. God bless!

  32. Hi Maria,

    Just stopping by to wish you a blessed Easter. Hope to see you back up and running soon.

  33. helenl said

    Happy Easter, Maria.

  34. forget me not said

    Happy Easter Maria

  35. Just me said

    Greetings from Hong Kong, Maria!

    Just said a prayer for you. Hope to hear from you soon.
    Bless you.

  36. muff said

    Do you have writer’s bock? Did something traumatic happen? Are you dead? You just stopped writing.

  37. Hey!
    Hope all is well with you!…

  38. breederx said

    Hey! Are you okay? Sending up a prayer for you. . . 🙂

  39. Eva said

    Hi Maria–I have been gone for awhile and now I am visiting my favorite blog sites. I hope all is well with you and that you will be back again real soon.

    God Bless!

  40. chrisd said

    Hope everything is ok. I’ll be back regularly. Hugs-

  41. Just checking back???

  42. Martin said

    Oh! Where are you?

  43. Hi Maria,

    I’ve been missing your posts. I pray that everything is fine and that you just decided to take a blogger break for a while. (but hopefully not too much longer 🙂 )

  44. Shirley said

    Hello, Maria.

    Blessings and hope to you today.

    Shirley Buxton
    http://www.shirleybuxton.wordpress.com

  45. Hi Maria–just stopping in to say “hi”. Hope all is well with you and you will be back blogging again soon.

    God Bless!

  46. helenl said

    Hi Maria. Hope you’re okay. I miss your blog entries.

  47. AutumnRose said

    Me too 😦

    Take care sweetie xx

  48. Alex said

    Hey Maria, I haven’t seen any “inhishands.co.uk” posts in my RSS!

    Just wanted to say I really enjoy reading your weblog, so keep it up (time and life permitting)!

    In Christ,
    Alex

  49. Maria,

    I hope everything is ok. Miss reading your posts every now and then.

    Best wishes from Ireland

  50. DulceDiana said

    As you can see, we are still hopeful to hear from you soon…blessing to you!

  51. Scotty G said

    Really missing you Maria. Hope all is well… knowing my Lord I’m sure all is well no matter what has happened.

  52. Brian Alexander said

    missing you..

  53. lifeis2good said

    Thank you for this good word.

  54. Johnny said

    Maria’s clealy alive & well, as she’s still broadcasting on Premier Christian Radio, and has recently started hosting their “Woman to Woman” show.

    http://www.premier.org.uk/engine.cfm?i=345

  55. I am missing you too. Wish we could get that radio station here in TX

    peace and prayers
    neva

  56. Lorna said

    so long since you posted that this
    “We could not blog if it wasn’t for our Master and Saviour! ”
    reads like an epitaph!

  57. Hi Maria,

    You see how much you are missed? We all hope to hear from you soon. 🙂

  58. Hey Maria,

    Just stopped by to say hi! May the Lord continue to bless you.

    Jim

  59. When are you going to post again?

  60. Hey maria, I havent seen or heard from you in a while. And I tagged you in a post. We miss your insight.

  61. “‘Holy Spirit, teach me to blog’. ”

    Excellent idea.

  62. Jamin said

    Blog soon – Looks like we all miss your thoughts and inspiration.

    Blessings.

  63. Lorna said

    wondering where you are and what’s happening in your part of the heavenlies …

  64. Maria! 🙂 we miss your posts! hoping you’ll start up again soon! 🙂
    Dont forget to check out http://www.puresearch.org.uk and help promote the enable Christian Ministries within the UK! 🙂
    God Bless You
    And all you do for Jesus! 🙂

  65. Jeff Baker said

    One word for that post: REFRESHING!

    Blessings from across the Pond,

    Jeff Baker
    DefendUsInBattle.org

  66. Hi Maria–just wanted you to know I was thinking about you. Hope all is well. God Bless!

  67. Missing your bloggin! Do checkout http://www.puresearch.org.uk and support other Christians 🙂

  68. richard said

    simple but quality, thanks!o

  69. Tony Tate said

    Maria,

    I hope you come back soon. Is there anything you need? We all hope to hear from you soon.

    Tony

  70. Father Joe said

    It looks like she gave up blogging.

    Nothing for nine months.

    To bad.

    I hope she is okay.

    She is still on radio.

  71. Brian Alexander said

    Hmm..havent heard from you in a while. Hope all is alright.

    -Brian

  72. Hi Maria–Just wanted to wish you a Blessed and Happy New Year!!!

    Hope all is well with you.

    God Bless!

  73. Kathy said

    Hope springs eternal… and all that stuff. I keep checking in here with the hope of joy in seeing a new blog from you. I truly pray whatever is heavy on your heart is released, that your joy in communicating with us returns and we then are gifted with reading your unique, enjoyable and excellent thoughts. Please, do come back. We miss you! Praying for you!

    In the Light of His love, grace and mercy

    Kathy

  74. timbob said

    Greetings. I stop by every few weeks and that’s what I’m doing now. My bloging activity has declined significantly from a year ago and will possibbly stop all together in the near future. The Lord has placed some urgent things on my heart and the time is now to be doing all that we can to reach the lost.

    Thanks for keeping your site up. It’s a blessing to stop by and your posts are very insightful.

    Blessings always in Jesus.

    timbob

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  78. God is always here for us and all the things we do (positive ones, of course)are the result of his wishes. That’s why we should never forget to thank him after we have done something good.

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