Happy new month and happy new week!
It’s been a pretty long week without blogging(it seemed weird for me).
I’ll admit that something’s definitely out of place in my life without me writing/blogging.
It just seemed like there was something I should be doing that I wasn’t doing.
Anyways, I’m back now.
And I missed you all(whether you missed me or not or whether you missed posts on this blog or not 🙂
Well, I figured I should start up again with a post for Christian writers/bloggers.
The subject of today’s post struck me last year when I was in a bus going to my PPA State and struck me again when I read a post on “a writer’s muse” on a particular blog but still I didn’t put pen to paper (or fingers to phone as the case maybe)
Anyways, what struck me was part of the reason why I had to take a break last week(and why I almost extended the break to this week too…) so, I should just do well to get it out of my head.
I went on a break last week because I didn’t have anything to write.
Don’t get me wrong, I usually have posts swirling in my head but as a Christian writer, most times, I desire to do more than write posts that are in my head.
For example, I may get different Bible Study topics in a week for our #OnlineBibleStudy on the blog, but I would only love to go with the one I feel strongly in my spirit to put up.
So last week, I had posts in me but they just didn’t seem like “it”.
Well, you recall that I said here I was an officer during the elections(post on my experience upcoming).
We were so swamped during those 3days and I didn’t get to spend time with God as much I should have.
And if you are wondering what spending time with God has to do with writing on my blog, just hold up for a minute and I will explain it all to you…
So I didn’t get to have my quality quiet time like I usually do and I felt a bit disconnected from my source – not like “big” disconnected, I just felt out of sorts. Like I needed to get refreshed in the Spirit and just soak in a lot of God(the Word)
And God is the source of anything I write on here.
Without God as my basis, I would just be churning out half hearted posts and that’s not me.
I love to feel each post I write and publish at the very core in me – translating what I’m getting at that moment unto the blog.
So you could say that I have a muse for writing from outside sources – cc my post on chastity that was written as a response to a fellow blogger’s post but ultimately, everything I write still stems from the greatest muse as a Christian writer/blogger that can ever have which is God.
I cannot write anything on this blog when my source is off.
I repeat, I absolutely cannot do any thing on this blog when I am not connected with God.
And I presume that it’s the same for you too fellow Christian writers /bloggers.
Other bloggers maybe able to go a quiet atmosphere, listen to music and get inspired(all those things they advise you to do to get ideas to write) but I tell you the truth, as a Christian writer/blogger, if you like, do yoga and relax your mind from now till tomorrow, the ideas won’t flow if you are not connected to God.
The words will be stilted, you won’t feel that heavy rush of the words in your heart – I know how it is, it has happened to me.
You cannot just get up one morning without fellowshipping with God and expect to post something that will resonate with your readers.
That post will just seem dry and readers can tell when something isn’t just hitting it.
Just as you can tell when a Pastor’s sermon is just lacking something – the Spirit!
So your spirit must be full of God’s Spirit before you can even throw something out there.
Wednesday’s Bible study on this blog is a particular category where I absolutely can’t get anything except I tune into God’s Spirit.
Even saturday’s Frances’s love letters. I can’t get any lessons from my experiences if I’m not tuning into God’s Spirit in me.
If there’s a need for Christians to take their relationship with God seriously, then there’s even a greater need for us Christian writers/bloggers.
This ministry cannot move like it should if God isn’t at the centre of it all.
So yes, read all the articles that can help you on writers block and finding your muse but if you don’t go back to your greatest muse of all – God, every other muse will just fall flat on their faces.
Here’s hoping and praying that everyone of us Christian writers/bloggers will always be in top shape spiritually.
And that even when we miss it with God(be it in quiet time, eating the word or even a brush with sin), we can run back immediately as we should.
Other lives depend on the words that God has put in us.
Don’t stilt the flow.
Let the ultimate muse have His place in our lives.
Till next time on Christian writers/bloggers corner,
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kekeApril 7, 2015 at 10:12 am
Hey Frances. I have missed your blog for a while now and I think I am back. This post is spot on, I sleep better when I have spoken to God about my day and feel like a conquerer on my weak days when I trust Gods word. To be honest, I have been on a long break because I feel disconnected from my life and cannot bring myself to share anything because my relationship is lacking that ummm (i don’t know how to describe it) and it has been an uphill battle focusing without beating myself up oh how I treat God sometimes because I should know better by now.
Frances OkoroApril 8, 2015 at 9:17 pm
Oh Keke, hugs and hugs…
You kept popping into my mind during your break and ofcourse, I say a prayer for you when you do..will say same now.
Welcome back sis..hope you find your mojo(in God) back!
Joyce Meyer says, God plays hide and seek with us.you feel a bit disconnected and all, find Him, He wants you to seek Him.
You’ll get back to that sweet something in your relationship soon(if you aren’t there yet sef)
Much love sis!
Welcome back again!
+ at the way you treat God? Don’t we all do same? It’s why His love still blows my mind away!
Stop beating urself up, just go back, His arms are always open.
kekeApril 9, 2015 at 10:58 am
Thank you for praying for me Frances, I consider you as a much loved sister now and I pray for you too like I would for my own. God bless you. xxx
Princess OkechukwuApril 7, 2015 at 4:51 pm
I can totally relate to this post. Being a Christian blogger, I cannot put anything up on the blog that God hasn’t ministered to me first. I need to get a personal revelation first before I can share with my readers; and not fellowshipping with the greatest- God, means no Spirit-filled posts.
Personally, I operate on the leading of the Holy Spirit (I assume we all do), in the sense that, there are times when I am told to be quiet; and I don’t put up any posts. In as much as, I will love to put up as many post as I want; I’ve realised that I’m a vessel. I take orders from Him. So apart from schedule disruptions, if there isn’t a full ministration of the word to myself first, it doesn’t go up.
It’s very key to stay connected and in check as Christian bloggers, we don’t want to minister to others and be found wanting in the words we have shared.
Thanks for the reminder, Frances! Good to have you back.
Frances OkoroApril 8, 2015 at 9:33 pm
To be found wanting in same words that we share, that’s enough to put me on my toes.
We must be writers and doers. Reason why personal ministrations first of all by the words we write is important.
AdaolisaApril 8, 2015 at 11:01 am
Now this is what i call a “Worship’ post.
It had God all over and i loved it.
Frances OkoroApril 8, 2015 at 10:11 pm
Glad it spoke to you Adaolisa…
Hope to see more of you here 🙂