A LESSON FROM LUKE FOR CHRISTIAN BLOGGERS.


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a lesson from Christian bloggers from the book of Luke

A Lesson from Luke for Christian Bloggers 

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Luke 5:3-7 

He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat.

When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”

Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”

When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.

A Lesson for Christian Bloggers

This passage of scripture jumped out at me, and I thought it was an amazing lesson for each of us as Christian bloggers.

Simon and the others had spent all night fishing only to be left with empty nets.

Maybe you can relate? Maybe you’ve been posting for months on end with little or no traction. Maybe it feels like nothing you have tried is working, but you feel an inkling from the Lord to try again.

To cast your net again. To Have faith and hope as you move forward with His call.

We just never know when a blog post may take off. When we’ll cast our net one last time and be left with a boat overflowing to the brim. All we can do is trust God and move forward when he tells us to cast our net once more.

Joyce Meyer says, “Hope is living with the expectation that something good could happen at any moment”.

Be hopeful each time you post that God will use your God-given words in a powerful way. Be patient as you wait on the Lord and His timing, but stay hopeful!

A lesson for Christian Bloggers from the book of Luke

Blog His Way

We also must be willing to do it His Way. When Jesus told Simon to cast his net once more, the timing was all wrong.

That wasn’t the time of day that they would normally fish. Not only had they been fishing all night only to be left with nothing, but it was now also the wrong timing.

I can just hear myself saying, “But Lord, I’ve already tried that and the timing is all wrong now.” and His gentle reply of, “Try again”.

We must be willing to forgo how the world tells us to do things and be willing to do it the way God is encouraging us to do it. Even if the timing seems all wrong and even if we’ve tried it many times before, we have to trust His way of doing things and be willing to follow His lead.

Cast Your Net Once More

So today as you trudge forward on this great mission of sharing the gospel through blogging, may I encourage you to cast your net once more? You just never know when you’ll be surprised by a boat overflowing to the brim.

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YOUR FOLLOWER IS NOT ALWAYS YOUR FAN

I remember a saying of one of my senior colleagues,he used to say ‘Colleagues are not friends’.I had thought about it a lot and then I realized the real meaning of the saying .

My colleagues are always working with me but sometimes they can relax only if I work a little extra on behalf of them.That means they won’t like my relaxation or my leisure time in my work place.

In every spheres of life we have to face difficulties and struggle for the well being of our beloved ones.Usually no one fights a battle daily for an unknown person .We don’t ignore the rain the flood and natural calamities for someone whom we have not known or spoken to .

I don’t know whether you would agree with me but I have realized the fact that the longevity of my beloved ones depend on me .

If I live a disciplined life and if I follow the rules of life properly then I shall be able to live a disease free life and that’s a lovely news for my dear ones .They would enjoy a sound sleep,they would have a stress free life.

The Title seems to be a bit different I mean it’s full of negativity .To some extend it’s true but I don’t mean it that way .I would love to be cautious of such negative thoughts .

I am following more people than my followers but I don’t want to be a competitor because I am a part timer ,I don’t earn anything from my blog .I know that there are people who are trying their best to be consistent and are also trying hard to read my posts.

In the same way I have been reading the posts of so many people who doesn’t read my posts .Your niche is interesting to me that doesn’t mean my niche would also be interesting to many others .

I have a purpose for my topics and sometimes that’s very personal so I mustn’t expect everyone to be my followers.

The positive points are,we are cautious because we dont’t want to lose our beloved ones and our followers hence we love to shoulder responsibilities.

We are trying to be consistent because our good friends wait for us ,they love to see us performing well.

I am a bit disturbed hence I am not able to cover the other aspects of the Title .I shall be glad if anyone of you would spare a few minutes and bring out the other positive sides of the Title of my post today.

Thank you very much for your company .Take care .

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LISTEN TO YOUR EMOTIONS.

Hello great ones I am sure you all are fit and fine .I am finding it difficult to complete my posts as three Sim cards of different company can’t give me a better internet connection.Hence I have thought of something different ,something motivating and rejuvenating.Take care.

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THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS FOR EVERYONE

22 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.

“Then he sent some more servants and said, ‘Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’

“But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business.The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them. The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.

“Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’ 10 So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good,and the wedding hall was filled with guests.

11 “But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. 12 He asked, ‘How did you get in here without wedding clothes, friend ?’ The man was speechless.

13 “Then the king told the attendants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

14 “For many are invited, but few are chosen.”

My beloved friends this extract from the Holy Bible tells us of his immense love for all that has been created .

We have a mighty God ,who is all powerful hence he doesn’t tell us of our enemies except the Satan .He is not able to tolerate the punishment of a fellow human being for his faults irrespective of his caste ,creed and faith.

He has told us to forgive 70× 7 times so that the Good Lord would find his beloved followers meek and humble like him on the day of Judgement .He died on the cross for no fault of his own yet he remained silent for a purpose.

A mighty God can’t be selective of a particular faith only ,he is the God of everyone whether we accept it or not .

So far charity is concerned ,it is found among the people of different faith .It is not only practiced by the followers of Jesus and as God’s children we have inherited some qualities of God even when we are sinners.

Whenever we hear of an incident or accident where a person has died to save another person we become so emotional that sometimes tears roll down our cheeks and we forget to inquire about the faith of the dead person because there is no need to know anything more .His last act was enough for us to know about his faith because Charity is universal.

I don’t know but some of the people living today would be asked by the Supreme judge to be a part of the Jury during the last judgement.

I know those who would be part of the Jury would not ask anything about the faith of certain people when you will be able to see their activities on this earth in a flashback and you know ,the interesting fact is that the Lord would not interfere in your decisions because you are a part of the Living God and you would take the perfect decision to save the souls of the kind and charitable people irrespective of their faith .

You won’t believe in what I am telling you today but before it’s too late let us take up Charity as the only activity of life to be saved from pestilences,natural calamities and even nuclear bombs and missiles.

Let Charity be the weapon against all odds even the dread virus and the other pestilences,likely to appear sooner or later.

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PINTEREST GUIDES

I have been learning a lot about Pinterest and it’s very important to make use of Pinterest for successful Blogging or Vlogging.

I have been blogging since 3rd January 2019 and I am still learning because I have not learnt the pros and cons of Blogging.

Blogging is a huge subject,one has to find time to learn all about it before investing on it.There are a few free plugins but to earn more we have to invest enough money .

Like Instagram and Facebook ,Pinterest has a wide range of topics for successful blogging.

There’s enough scope to earn from Pinterest provided one follows the system of pinning and describes well about a particular pin.

I have been pinning on Pinterest since 2017 but not in a proper way .I have more boards but some of them are not having enough pins.That’s not the rule.

To be successful in Pinterest we have to pin regularly .We have to keep in mind that we ought to pin only the relevant topics or about the burning issues.

Here we can learn about the different strategies of business through Pinterest.T

The advantages of having a well laid out Pinterest account is to have thousands and ten thousands of bloggers to follow or read about their great posts on different niches.When I am having hardly a few hundred bloggers to follow my blog I need more expert Bloggers to learn their ways and styles of Blogging.

Here we learn the reasons to have a Pinterest account.

It’s difficult to find time to divide it for Pinterest,WordPress,Instagram,Facebook,Medium ,Twitter and so many others but to do it well we have to get along well with all the other apps related to Blogging app.

I know that I cannot read all the posts of my choice everyday so I have to scip a few posts everyday .

So far I have learnt the fact that as a blogger we need to have like minded bloggers to follow that’s why the niche is very important.

I know that the easiest way to be successful is to choose pornography as a niche but I can’t afford to follow such a blogger to remain a blogger.

Sometimes the truth is intolerable but it removes the stumbling blocks and makes the path to success easy in the long run.It is of utmost importance that we know with whom we are traveling our long journey and that ensures us of a safe and secure journey.

I hope you understand my problems as I understand your problems.Therefore you can share your views, suggestions and experience .

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THREE WAYS TO RECOGNIZE SATAN’S ATTACK ON YOUR MIND

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Attack on the Mind

As we are in the discussion of spiritual warfare on my blog I only found it fitting to Feature Gretchen Fleming’s blog post “3 Ways to Stand Firm Against the Lies of the Enemy“.  It is no big revelation to hear that Satan attacks the mind. He has been doing it from the beginning and he won’t be changing anytime soon.  What isn’t new is his strategies, he is always attempting to devour us so we need to be able to recognize them.  He often disguises himself as our own thoughts and inflicts various wounds by planting bad seeds. He can make you believe things that aren’t true or that never took place. Satan causes confusion and makes you question just about anything.null

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3 Ways That Satan Attacks

  •  Deception/Lies – Satan is a deceiver.  From the very first time he entered the scene he started off by deceiving Eve.  He caused her to doubt what God had said to her.  Satan will attempt to deceive you into believing in him instead of what God says in his Word.  Are you believing lies instead of truth today about who God says you are?  Are you stuck in a place of doubt?

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  • Condemnation – Perhaps you cannot seem to escape the feeling of shame and condemnation over your past.  The Lord says that you are a new creation in Christ and that all things are new.  If you are having thoughts of condemnation and feeling like you are unloved by God then you are under attack.
  • Accusations – Satan is the accuser of the brethren.  In the book of Job it says that the enemy patrols the earth, watching and waiting to find someone to accuse.  When someone accuses you of wrongdoing and you are innocent it may cause you to doubt, fear, and cower.  Those accusations can cause you mental defeat and lead to things like depression.  Are you letting false accusations hinder your purpose?

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Combatting the Attacks on Our Minds

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Gretchen discusses 3 effective ways to refute the attacks of the enemy and to keep your mind focused on things above.  What we let into our mind is sure to eventually penetrate our heart.  Let’s remember to place a hedge around our thought life and lay the enemy’s lies to rest.

Thank you Gretchen for your outstanding post and helping us to recognize some surefire ways to win the battle.  Make sure you read her post before linking up today!null

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PATIENCE IS TRUE ORNAMENT

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 

Henceforth, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:6-9

These days we all are anxious of our tomorrow, anxious of our future because we are not sure of what the future would be like ? Our unfulfilled dreams are haunting us every moment .

We cannot work like before,our earnings have come down and above all we all are worried of our health.A normal cough or cold might turn out to be a nightmare.

What are we going to do in such circumstances?This is the question answered by almost everyone ;relatives,friends,different apps and even Google has thousands of tips to protect our lives and the lives of our beloved ones.

Despite so much of precautions people are dying every moment .Are you really scared of the daily occurrence?No ,don’t be scared of a virus because you have the blood of Jesus Christ flowing through your veins.

Just present your requests to God with a contrite heart.And the peace of God,which transcends all understanding,will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Thereafter your prayers will be so strong that it will be able to heal sick and ailing people. All that belongs to the evil one will remain far from you whether it’s fear,disease or death.

Only the blessings of the Lord will be effective and when as an individual you become God’s blessings it will work wonders.

Just like a poor man ;when he starts working hard he accumulates enough wealth and his riches become useful for all his beloved ones.

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FEAST DAY

Today is the Feast Day of Vincent De Paul a great man respected for his charitable works .I am looking after the Central Council of Krishnagar with 2O parishes in the Diocese of Krishnagar.

I do not have enough to give to the poor but we are encouraging others to spend as little as half a dollar every month to support the poor,needy and ailing people.

Not too many people are interested but some are coming forward to join us in the work of charity.I am thankful to those who are adding their little contribution to make the under privileged smile .

Charity is not really for the wealthy people ,it is for those who have felt or realized the trauma of being poor or going to bed with an empty stomach.

Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked,”Teacher ,what good thing must I do to get eternal life?”

“Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied .”There is only one who is good.If you want to enter life,keep the commandments.”

Which ones?” He enquired.

Jesus replied,”You shall not murder,you shall not commit adultery,you shall not steal,you shall not give false testimony,hon our your father and mother,’ and love your neighbor as yourself.’

“All these I have kept,”the young man said .”What do I still lack?”

Jesus answered “If you want to be perfect,go sell your possessions and give to the poor,and you will have treasure in heaven.Then come,follow me.”

When the young man heard this,he went away sad,because he had great wealth.

Then Jesus said to his disciples,”Truly I tell you,it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven.Again I tell you ,it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

The rest of the message we all know the Lord said “With man this is impossible ,but with God all things are possible.”

So let’s have an examination of conscience and after that if we feel that we really need to do something for the poorest of the poor then please do whatever is possible for the needy on behalf of Jesus Christ and then you will be his true friend .

You will have power over the nature,the storms,the seas,the oceans,the mighty mountains and birds of the air and wild beasts .You will be so sacred that dreaded diseases will not dare to touch you.

There is still time to find a way out to live despite the spread of pestilences.The Lord is calling everyone to get the strong power of immunity through Charity.

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LORD LOOKS AFTER US

The characteristics of the Lord to whom we pray are ;He listens to us,he knows us well and he looks after us.

He knows all our problems because we are in touch with him.Sometimes we feel lonely and feel sad because we assume that no one is with us in our worst days but the Lord is with us.

Even King David had similar feelings so we read in Psalm 31:12 ‘I have been forgotten like one who is dead;I have become like a broken vessel.’

Very often we come across situations when we find no one is willing to stand beside us in our bad days.Even the people whom we trusted or we had considered as our own leave us alone. That’s a miracle ,such situations drag us to the Lord and we decide to cling to him at any cost.

This teaches us a lesson that the Lord uses our so called beloved ones to behave in such a way that finally we are close to our Lord.

The Lord always thinks about his beloved ones just like a mother .A mother is not at ease so long her child is out of home.She tries to be in touch with as many people as possible to ensure that her child is safe and secure.If the child meets with an accident the mother is the first one to be at the spot with hope and courage other people may have negative thoughts of an injured person but the mother never allows a negative thought to grow in her mind about her child.

During this pandemic the Lord is controlling everything especially the well being of his beloved ones.Whenever our life boat seems to sway in the huge waves of the disturbed sea the Lord stands beside us.

The Lord is truly a loving father,that is why we find a great ,soothing message of hope ‘Whether you turn to the right or to the left,your ears will hear a voice behind you saying ng,”This is the way;walk in it.”

The Lord guides every step of ours because he won’t be able to tolerate our failure .The interesting fact is that to have the Lord as our guide we need to be in the light ,to be in grace .The evil one cannot guide us when we are in light and similarly the Lord cannot be with us when we are in darkness.

So it all depends on us whether we need the Lord as our guide or the evil one.Allowing the Lord to be among us is certainly very advantageous because in his presence nothing would dare to harm us ,not even the deadliest disease.

It is good to remember the fact that if we don’t clean our courtyard and allow wild plants,hedges and bushes to grow then there’s no doubt that venomous snakes will prefer to live in such areas.

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