Monday, November 8, 2010

Glory to God in the Blogosphere

I think the greatest blessing of the Christian blogosphere is the spread of personal testimony.  Many people--especially those who find writing cathartic--will share boldly, honestly, through writing.  There is an illusion of safety when the audience is invisible.   Anonymously, it's easier to humble ourselves, revealing how God brought us low.

But the stories don't end there--in lowness.  They end triumphantly, because in low living there is Kingdom-style blessing.  Remember the upside-down nature of God's Kingdom?

When we continue to follow the story, we are never disappointed.  While at first we feel pity for the author, in the end we are only amazed.  At God.  At his Glory.  His Majesty.  His provision.  His faithfulness.  His way.

It is human nature to attempt self-exaltation--think Facebook, Twitter and constant status checking.  As Christian bloggers (or Christian FB or Twitter users), we must strive to exalt God.  It is only in giving Him the glory, that we truly find fulfillment.

Thinking on these verses today:

You will save the humble people; but your eyes are on the haughty, that You may bring them down.  
2 Samuel 22:28 (NKJ)

The humble He guides in justice, and the humble He teaches His way.
Psalm 25:9 (NKJ)

When pride comes, then comes shame; but with the humble is wisdom.
Proverbs 11:2 (NKJ)

But He gives more grace.  Therefore He says:  "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble."  Therefore submit to God.  Resist the devil and he will flee from you.  Humble yourselves in the sight of the LORD, and He will lift you up.
James 4:6-7,10

Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.  
1 Corinthians 10:12

A man's pride will bring him low, but the humble in spirit will retain honor.
Proverbs 29:23 (NKJ)

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