Last Wednesday, Blogger had a hiccup.
And then, it had a meltdown.
Now, if you're an occasional blogger – it might not have affected you too much.
But if you're like me – a "One-A-Day" blogger (just like the vitamin) – well, it sorta put a crimp in my style.
At first, I thought it was just my blog that had gone down. Then, I quickly realized that it was a problem in Blog Land. I felt better not being alone with my withdrawal symptoms – but it was still quite unsettling.
I felt oddly alone – isolated…
"Helloooo, is anybody out there?"
I couldn't wait to get back online.
But in the lonely hours, I learned a few things. And you just knew that I'd blog about it, didn't you???
First of all, I realized how many friends I've made through blogging. True, real-life friends. I realized that you really can learn about a person through the words they write. I feel like I know you all – those little profile faces of yours represent your feelings, your family, your faith. I feel privileged to be included in your life.
And I learned how we couldn't be more united in our purposes and our hearts than if we all lived in the same town.
I realized that I love you guys out there!
Really and truly – and I appreciate each one of you. How you have encouraged and exhorted me, convicted and challenged me. You have been influential in my life in more ways than you know.
Second, I realized that all this is possible because of the unifying work of Jesus Christ. We are all part of His Body. There are no "random" meetings in God's Kingdom – and that includes those that happen in Blog Land. We were all brought together for a reason. And I am overjoyed to be walking alongside you. We have important work to do, and we must help each other do it.
Third, I realized that I have learned a certain amount of discipline through my blogging. The avenue of blogging has taught me how to write on a regular basis. That in itself is a blessing. But it's a blessing for another very important reason.
I realized that God has used this blog to have a dialogue with me.
We've been talking – He and I. Mostly, He's been talking, and I've been listening.
I blogged about that last week. (Thanks, Blogger – that one kinda got lost – but I reposted…gotcha!!) ☺
God has worked in my heart through blogging. He's been shaping and changing me, conforming me to His image. He's been sharing His heart with me. Oh, such precious joy that is!!
And finally, I realized that if Blogger completely *blew up* – and ceased to exist – then God would find another way to get His word out. And I would do everything in my power to find a way to be part of it.
Our God will not be stopped. He is working His purposes – and they will be fulfilled – NO MATTER WHAT!
My friends and I will speak the Word of the Lord, and with His blessings, we will keep on spreading His message…
Take that, Blogger.
"Blogger, me thinketh thou stinketh…"
But the Lord marches on.
BLOG = "Blessedly Leaning On God!"