Blogging is a peculiar process. Some posts come alive quickly while others can take a bit of coaxing to develop. Sometimes the ones that I feel really good or excited about don’t get much response and ones that I sort of just throw together end up resonating with people in a big way. It’s very unpredictable.
But one of the more unique things that can happen with a blog is that on any given day a post from months ago can get a big response today. That’s what happened yesterday. A blog entry from August entitled The Real Jesus was viewed by three times more people than the blog that was written for yesterday. Wow!
What excites me when that happens is not the number totals but the fact that this happens because someone is choosing to pass it along to encourage or challenge someone!
“Christ died for us so that, whether we are dead or alive when he returns, we can live with him forever. So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.“ ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:10-11 (New Living Translation)
That’s what sharing this journey of following hard after Jesus is all about. God never intended us to go it alone. We need to be diligent and intentional about finding ways to encourage others along the way.