God’s Blog & WholeHearted Home LINKUP #40

We spend hours blog hopping and reading each other’s blogs; but do we read God’s blog??

 

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I enjoy the ministry of blogging and the time it takes is a blessing. My focus is sharing what the Lord has placed on my heart. In the course of a day as I write and read other ladies’s posts I have read many Bible verses and content lifting the Lord Jesus up and encouraging my heart.

It is easy to figure I have read plenty of Scripture and forgo my quiet time with the Lord.

When I read my Bible, I often am reminded of the thought that the Bible is God’s blog written for me. It is divided up into ‘series’ and ‘posts’ that are bite sized and just the right amount to read even when you are a busy mom.

Why do we neglect our time with the Lord so easily?

Many bloggers write a ‘series’ on topics such as house cleaning, parenting, or meal planning. The ideas are endless. Even though I read many blogs and comment to encourage other bloggers, I am drawn into their topic and blessed in return.

Do we guard our quiet time with the Lord as closely as we guard our blogging time?

God has divided the Bible up into ‘series’ in a similar way as we divide our topics up in blogging. It draws readers in and brings them back to read some more. In the Bible there are series on kings, the life of Jesus, the epistles, and you get the idea.

I often see each chapter in the Bible like it is a post from God Himself to me (and  you.) They are just the right length that even a busy mom can read them without neglecting her duties that are pulling on her. Even if you want to read systematically through the Bible it is only a few chapters a day and is do-able.

But did we skip God’s blog today to read blogs on the bloggisphere?

Just a thought.

 

God be Praised,

Judith

 

 

 WholeHearted Faves

 

Rhonda over at Following Our Leader shared:

Please take the time to read this post if you didn’t get the chance

It will strengthen your marriage,

and who doesn’t want to do that?!

Pray for your Marriage

 

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Paula over at Beauty Through Imperfections shared:

Supporting Unwed Moms

Purity before marriage is the way God intended

but

We live in a sin cursed world

Paula shares from her heart

 

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WholeHearted Home LINKUP #40!!

 

There were about 54 posts linked up last week!! WOW thanks ladies!!

Spread the word because I’d love to see 100!!

 

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Thanxomuch

to all you ladies who linked up last week and today!!

I read just about each post every week but cannot always comment like I was doing.

I have three month old identical twins and most often read while feeding and have NO hands free to type!!

Blogging is SUCH an encouragement to me

and is one of the TWO things I don’t want to give up during this season of my life

(the other thing is playing the trombone, LOL)

So, if you ever feel BLAH, depressed, in the doldrums, need friends:

LINKUP each WEDNESDAY!!

Encouraging OTHERS, thinking of someone besides yourSELF in the name of Jesus

Lifts our Spirits

SO share WholeHeartedly about:

Homemaking

Homeschooling

Home in the Kitchen

Marriage is for Keeps

Mothering

Quiet Thoughts of your Christian Walk

Blogging Tips

and

Anything that glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ

(I reserve the right to remove anything unacceptable)

Please link directly to the post being shared and not only to your blog sitee

Please link back to WholeHearted Home with either my Button or a Text Link.

Please take the time to visit the blogger who posted just before you :-) as your encouragement will do so much for her.

Thank you for stopping by and linking up this week!!

The LINKUP starts just after this post :-)

Lets hurry and get started!!

In Christ Alone,

Judith



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Judith lives in the beautiful Pocono Mountains with the most amazing husband for the past thirty-five fleeting years. She has been blessed with seven wonderful children through birth, adoption, and tubal reversal. When her oldest was five, she quit her job on the night shift and homeschooled for over twenty-five years. God has taken the imperfections of her life and keeps turning them into something that can be used for His glory. She writes in her spare time over at WholeHearted Home to inspire and equip women for holy living with joyfilled hearts.

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God’s Blog & WholeHearted Home LINKUP #40 — 14 Comments

  1. Hi Judith,
    Hmm…I’ve put off my bible reading when I’ve been blogging, before. But, I’m all up-to-date with my bible and catechism readings, now, and I’m feeling motivated! I actually love reading the bible. The catechism gets tough, at times, but I find that having a program to follow makes it easier to stay focused.

    Thank you for hosting.

    God bless, Judith:-)

    • Our inspiration for blogging goes so much better when we are in God’s Word. When my children were younger it was so much harder, intentional. I still have to guard my time for the Lord because the evil one is always on the prowl trying to pull me off track.

  2. So true! I love the Proverbs because you can start the first day of the month with chapter 1 and read a chapter a day! You can do it each and every month and get to know those nuggets of wisdom. You can even read a Psalm a day or a Proverb a day along with your regular reading.

    Thanks for reminding us to get into the Word. We need that! And thanks for hosting today!

    • I love Proverbs and Psalms and reading them that way. Psalms was a balm to me for some years that were so hard. I seem to be following you everywhere I go as I comment, lol, and it is always so nice to see your smiling sweet face, Nan!!

  3. You make a good point! I’ve told the Lord that I will come to Him to read His word BEFORE I do anything with my blog. That means I don’t get to be one of the early ones to link up most of the time. But I’ve asked Him to grow my blog ministry if He wants it to grow. I want to “seek first”.

    • It is hard to do because it is so fun to get to a blog hop before it is half over!! I sometimes catch them late in the evening or in the middle of the night when I am feeding a sleeping baby. Other times I totally miss the blog hop entirely. I’m not looking for numbers but to encourage the heart of whoever happens by. I haven’t even figured out how to check my stats on Word Press yet!!

      Have a wonderfully blessed day in the Lord!!

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  5. Judith ~ Thank you for sharing on this very important topic. I just finished reading a book with my children about the life of Calvin. It was so convicting. My children and I are studying about the early church and church fathers. We are discovering how unlike them we have become. Their goal was to live for the glory of God, they spent hours each day in prayer and study. Today, if Christians spend five minutes in prayer, they think they have done their duty. If we would only realize that we rob ourselves of so many blessings but not putting God and His word first. Thank you for sharing. Thank you also for sharing my last weeks post “Pray for your marriage” as one of your faves! God bless and have a wonderful week!

    • I love the testimony of those who went before us. The missionaries of a hundred years ago and even those who served in the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s were a wonderful example that we should follow. Yes, we often just don’t put that much time into prayer. When we pray it is not fervent.

  6. You’re absolutely right, Judith.
    It’s hard to get time by myself these busy days but when I do have it…. do I blog or do my devotions with the Lord Jesus? Sometimes I admit, sadly, that I blog sometimes. Definitely time to be better with prioritizing! Thanks for writing this. :)

    • I try harder Tandis, since I remember those days when I had my first two children and I can’t even remember having my devotions :P I don’t want to cross those waters again now that I have two little ones living with us since we are supposed to learn from our mistakes. So, don’t get discouraged as I share out of my own mistakes, failures, and yes, SIN (ugh.)

      Have a wonderful day Tandis with those precious littles and biggers!!

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