But when it was all done, David was overwhelmed with guilt because he had counted the people, replacing trust with statistics. And David prayed to God, “I have sinned badly in what I have just done. But now God forgive my guilt—I’ve been really stupid.” 2 Samuel 24.10
I received a free book in Saturday’s mail from a Consulting Company – the letter said I had won it; not sure of the contest but nevertheless, a book. At the end of the letter was this paragraph:
Do you have a blog? Please let me know if you are interested in reviewing faith-based, family-friendly products on your blog. Simply email ……., and include: your URL and the average number of web visits that you have every month.
Okay, here’s the deal: I have Google Analytics but I never look at them and when I do look at them? I have no idea what they are telling me! So, what do I tell DE at the consulting company? I’m stupid? (David made the same confession!)
I am making a proclamation today.
I blog because God told me to.
Before the days of the Internet, I sent out many queries and proposals to publishers, all receiving a polite rejection letter. Then, one day, the Lord spoke directly to me, “Write because I told you to.” “Yes, Lord.”
In 2007 I built a blog on multiply dot com – my cousins read it! But, it felt good to put my words on a screen and hit “publish.” In 2009, I got serious and hired someone to build my blog. God gave me the title, Hope Heart Home, and He said, “Write messages of hope, from your heart, and for the home.” “Yes, Lord.”
Because I am a faith-blogger it’s about obedience, not numbers. I am not going to make the same mistake that David made counting the people rather than trusting the God who had his back all along.
I am going to write until He tells me to stop.
I am not going to count daily visitors!
I am going to be faithful to His directive.
Dear DE: My URL is hopehearthomedotcom and I have no idea what my average number of monthly web visits is; I blog because God told me to and who He sends over here to read? That’s His concern, not mine. I trust Him to take care of all that statistical stuff. I just write, and, in case you want to know why?
My heart overflows with a good theme, I address my verses to The King; my tongue is the pen of a ready writer. Psalm 45.1(NASB)
Rejoicing in Hope,