As I write this blog, it’s early morning. I’ve got my glass of water, a cup of coffee, and I’m reclined back in my comfortable chair, legs crossed, and ready to write.
I like writing in the morning. There’s a couple of reasons. First, if I don’t do it right away, I won’t do it at all. Second, it sets my heart up to be in a good mood for the rest of the day. Third, I can count on always having the time to write in the morning as long as I wake up early.
We all need routine in our lives, especially if we’re going to commit to something. We need work routines, gym routines, eating routines, and of course, writing routines.
What’s the perfect routine? And how do we connect to God consistently?
That’s up to each of us to uncover individually. God created us uniquely, giving us all the ability to choose what brings us the most joy.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
(Matthew 11:28-29 NIV)
As a Christian blogger, this is your chance to come to Jesus consistently to be relieved of your burdens. The amazing part is that you get to help others at the same time!
You were built by God to go to Him consistently. This consistent meeting with God is integral to being a successful helper to others through your blog. God created you to need and receive his loving care so that you could, in turn, love and care for others through your blog.
A Christian blog allows us to be restored by him. (Psalm 23:1-6)
When we learn to build a routine of meeting with God regularly, we can couple that time with blogging because we’ll be in a state of being abundant. This is where we get filled up, so we can overflow our thoughts and write to our readers.
When we receive from God freely, we write freely, and we’re able to write about what we were created to help others with, therefore doing what we were born to do.
Therefore, the key to finding the best time and routine to write is uncovered once we figure out the best time and routine to meet with God.
If we neglect God time, we neglect the inspiration we need to write. We’re not coming to our creator, and instead, our jars are empty, the gas tank is low, and we aren’t running on all cylinders. And what will happen are we start to take from people rather than overflow into them.
So, think about some things.
- Where is a good place you like to meet with God? Is it your backyard? Is it the parking lot at work?
- How do you like to sit? Do you like sitting or laying down?
- Do you like learning from the Bible on your phone, or a physical Bible?
- Do you like journaling on paper, on your phone, or a tablet?
- Do you like morning, afternoon while the baby naps, or nighttime?
Make a list of things that make you happy. Avoid sad places and things. This list should move your heart, make your heart beat fast, or calm your heart. You should feel at peace. List things that make you feel restored and excite you to connect with God. This allows you to worship him while blogging.
Once your list is complete, create a daily or weekly routine of connecting with God and blogging at the same time.