Be Encouraged, A Message for All Bloggers


Happy Labor Day to each of you.

On Saturday I posted a little trivia for us all. The answers are as follows.

Who did Jesus come in this world to save?  The answer is “Sinners”, How many books ae in the New Testament? The answer is 27 and who was Mary’s sister? The answer is Elizabeth.

I do hope you enjoyed the trivia. I would like to mention that it is not too late for you to submit your question for our “Barista Coffee” on Wednesday’s. Just click on the tab “Barista Coffee” type your question in the message box and submit.

Your devotional will be about encouraging you as a blogger. This is for everyone who blogs.

There is a reason why each of us blog. And I know at times it might feel as if we wonder why those who visit our pages do not always leave a comment. Or perhaps they do not rate your blog that day, but they will click on the like link.

You might be wondering and asking yourself, “the same people visit but they do not comment?” You yourself believe in what you wrote and yet the comments are not there like all the responses are to those who liked what you wrote.

Let me speak this word of hope to you. The Lord shared this with me fifteen years ago and I pray it helps you. Just like you I asked those same exact words. I wanted comments, see the more comments I saw I thought that people liked what I wrote. I have seen other people’s pages and they would have hundreds of comments just on one topic.

I remember thinking wow, “this person is popular.” Well after a while I started to feel discouraged. And I wanted to stop blogging all together. Then one night in my prayer I heard the Holy Spirit so clear. He said, “who are you blogging for?” Of course, my answer was “I am blogging for God” He said, “NO” you are blogging for man. Family let me just tell you I was hurt because I just knew I was blogging for God.

The spirit said again to me,” when you blog for God do not be concerned about getting your reward of down here on earth. For God will give you what you need to share with the world and the people whose lives you are touch is through the words that I give you.

I thank God so much for speaking to me the way that He does. It was then that the Lord gave me the name The Devotion Café’ and it was then that I went to get the name as a Non-Profit 501 ©3. See my brothers and sisters it does not matter how many comments we get on our pages, or how many likes. Because someone’s heart is being changed by the words you put on your blog about Jesus Christ.

You and I will never know what a person is needing but when they come to our page and read what we have written it gives them hope. Some people are private not everyone wants others to know how they feel about something we wrote. I know for me still to this day; I have people who prefer to email me, or they use my contact page just to ask me questions regarding what I wrote, or they are requesting prayer. I have had people ask me to help them design their website.

I no longer get caught up in having so many comments. Yes, it beautiful when I get them, but I also know my audience and not all of them care to speak freely. And that is okay, I respect them. And they know that. I do hope that this message has encouraged you.

Father God, I pray that as your children begin to type that Your words will spill over the pages of their website and that everyone who visit that website will be changed. That their hearts would become soften to receive the message of Jesus Christ. Lord, help us to continue to plant seeds as only You Lord can give the increase. I thank you Lord for what You are doing in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ I pray. AMEN.AMEN. AMEN!

37 Comments Add yours

  1. This is a good encouragement Desiree. People do not always comment. That doesn’t mean the message isn’t getting through. Sometimes it just means the message you have delivered needs to marinate a while before it takes effect.

  2. desirayl says:

    Exactly Joseph. Happy to hear it blessed you today. Have a bless day.🙏

  3. Great blog post. Love it. God bless.

  4. desirayl says:

    Thank you my brother. Have a safe and bless day you and your family.

  5. NasheBK says:

    This is encouraging, especially as I start on my blog. I will keep this in mid, going forward. 👏🏾👏🏾

  6. desirayl says:

    I am so happy to hear that this message has encouraged you. I pray that God blesses you in your new adventure as a new blogger.

  7. Thank you for this beautiful, encouraging post. It is often easy for us to doubt whether our heartfelt words are consumed in a manner that helps to refresh our fellow believers or lead others to accept Jesus as Savior and Lord. Blessings!

  8. desirayl says:

    Darryl, you are welcome. I know since that day. I no longer worry about comments. I felt within my Spirit to encourage everyone.

    Blessings to you.

  9. Hannah says:

    Thanks so much for sharing! I struggle with this very often. I needed this today. Thanks!

  10. desirayl says:

    Hannah you are welcome. God is so good to us for He cares about us. That is why we are to encourage one another.

    Have a bless day.🙏😁

  11. I love this! Thank you for your post – great timing 🙂 I hope you day is super blessed in Jesus name!

  12. desirayl says:

    Blessing to you as well. May God continue to bless you as you share the gospel with your readers.

  13. You have really encouraged me today x. Thank you 😊

  14. livingwordswithkibie says:

    I paused on my commitment to writing for my blog two weeks ago as I felt that maybe no one is even reading it. I’m encouraged by this post you shared. Thank you Desirayl.

  15. desirayl says:

    So glad that the message encouraged you. We all need encouragement.

    You are so welcome. Thank you for stopping by. 😁🙏

  16. desirayl says:

    Now, you can go back and continue with your writings. God always has a way to encourage us all.

    Be bless.

  17. livingwordswithkibie says:

    Absolutely… thank you so much ma’am.

    Amen!

  18. desirayl says:

    God is good all the time. Amen!

  19. desirayl says:

    Thank you! God bless you.

  20. gwennonr says:

    Desiray, I am not always online. But whenever I visit your blog, I always come away encouraged. This was a timely word that I have greatly needed to hear. You are a blessing in my life.

    Hugs,

    Gwennon

  21. desirayl says:

    Gwen you are a blessing to me as well. Thank you so very much for your kind words. When I wrote this my prayer was that people would be encouraged. Because I knew if I felt that way that others are feeling the same way.

    I had no idea that this many people were blessed by it. And from the comments I can see that it did. It is all God!

    Blessings to you!

  22. Watare says:

    This is a great and timely encouragement, thank you so much for sharing it with us! God bless you😊

  23. desirayl says:

    Watare you are more than welcome. For we all need to be encouraged.

  24. hope says:

    Thank you so much for these words of encouragement. I too have heard the Lord speak clearly that I write for Him alone and He is my reward. As you well know, some days blogging is harder than others, but I’ve found such blessing from God in it. He truly is the reason we write! God bless you and your ministry!💗

  25. desirayl says:

    Thank you Hope. There’s nothing more better than blogging for Christ. 🙏

  26. Thank you for your words of encouragement. I have noticed that when we give we receive. When we give to God, God gives to us. When we give to fellow man, fellow man gives to us. When we don’t give, we don’t receive.

  27. desirayl says:

    It was my pleasure to encourage everyone who blogs. I pray that when they start to feel down that these words that I share will inspire them to keep pressing on and not give up.

    By the way thank you for taking the time to browse around my site. Like you did.

    Have a bless day.

  28. You are nice and appreciated.

  29. desirayl says:

    Thank you and so are you. God bless you.

  30. brismart says:

    Wow!!! What an encouragement. I used to do it for man too😄 until I accepted to die to self and let christ live.

  31. desirayl says:

    AMEN! That is great that you use to do that.

  32. gwennonr says:

    Thank you for your kind words. You have a great heart for God and for people.

  33. desirayl says:

    Thank you those words means a lot. It is the God in me. I take no credit.

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