As I contemplate my plans and goals for blogging in 2011 I consider many things and make many plans. How to get to a certain Christian Blogger Conference (Relevant 2011). How to be more faithful in blogging often. How to build up my readers. How to use the voice God has given me. How to apply what I write to my life. How to network and make profitable connections. But what I really want to define is my purpose as a blogger. I want to make sure that what I share uplifts and inspires.
One thing I have considered in this is what version of the Bible to use. I have been using NIV because it’s the most familiar, but on occasion use other versions that fit with what I’m writing more. I’ve recently started to use The Message and am loving the way the language it uses is so real. Definitely the way I want my writing style to be, real. But all this has brought a key question to my mind. One that I think is good for all bloggers, writers, preachers, etc. to ask themselves.
Do you look for a version of scripture to use that will most support your point, or do you look for the version that most clearly portrays the true meaning of the verse?
Hmm. The true meaning of God’s word is what holds the power to transform and inspire. We as bloggers have the opportunity to apply that power to our lives and chronicle the effect.
I want to be your voice Jesus. I don’t want to use You to make my point. I want to be used by You to make your point.
So, get going. I’ll be right there with you - with your mouth! I’ll be right there to teach you what to say.”