Do you wonder what are the characteristics of blogging as a ministry?
Here is a sneak peek of my guest post for COMPEL Training Blog about the 5 characteristics of blogging as a ministry.
Do you remember the first time you felt God’s call to start blogging and writing for His glory as a Christian blogger? Did He give you a specific word or a message, or perhaps He talked to you through people?
Blogging as a Ministry
God’s invitation to start blogging was a process in my life. God talked to me through His Word, forming my identity as a writer, preacher, and poet. I treasured every specific word and its interpretation and wrote them down in a special notebook.
And then a day came when, while I was reading a blog post, God used a couple of sentences in this post to tell me clearly and without a doubt that I should start a blogging ministry. Yes, a ministry. From the beginning, it was clear this was not just writing, and it was not about me. It was initiated by God, meant to be carried through His power and for His glory, to encourage and inspire people.
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5 Characteristics of Blogging as a Ministry
So what are the characteristics of faith blogging as a ministry, and what does that mean for our writing journey? I want to share with you five prerequisites and characteristics of the blogging ministry.
- The first characteristic is that blogging and writing, in general, are initiated by God. He issues a specific call and invitation. He is the One starting the ministry, entrusting it to us, and providing for the success of this ministry. This is His ministry through us.
Read the rest of the post to find out the five characteristics of blogging as a ministry at COMPEL Training Blog and be strengthened and encouraged.
More Encouragement for Bloggers, Writers and Creatives
If you need inspiration and encouragement as a writer and creative, I can recommend these selected books on the writing life and creativity. Check them out.
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield
The Practice: Shipping Creative Work by Seth Godin
Do Your Art: A Manifesto on Rejecting Apathy to Bring Your Best to the World by Chad R. Allen
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
Real Artists Don’t Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age by Jeff Goins
The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice by Todd Henry
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life by Brian Grazer
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10 Replies to “5 Characteristics of Blogging as a Ministry”
Blogging/Writing really is a ministry initiated by God. It is a very humbling process to sit at His feet, then follow His lead in writing. Thank you for these five encouragements to keep first things first.
Thanks a lot, Lisa! Yes, it is a wonderful and humbling process. Blessings to you and your blogging ministry!
Yes, I absolutely believe you are right. I had no intention of starting a blog, but I felt compelled!! The LORD led me into this particular ministry at this particular time. What a blessing. I like how you outlined these characteristics.
Thanks! It is great that God led you to your wonderful ministry! Blessings to you and to your ministry!
This is wonderful and important information for all of us who are blogging as a ministry. Thank you!
Thanks a lot, Deborah! I am glad you found the post helpful. Blessings!
I talk to God every day- morning, noon, and night. He is always present and things always happen in His time not mine. Yes, blogging is a ministry.
Thanks for sharing, Gina! You are right – blogging as a ministry requires that we stay connected to God through prayer and wait for His timing. Blessings!
I agree that blogging as a ministry is a calling by God. Even if a blog isn’t specifically about faith, it can be used to lift up and encourage others. Blogging is a great way to connect with people. Thank you for sharing your 5 characteristics of blogging as a ministry.
Thanks so much, Lisa! I am so happy that blogging connected us! I enjoy very much your encouraging blog and helpful posts!