Friday, February 16, 2007

God's Site Meter

Here are some questions I've been asking myself this week:


  • If the Bible were a blog, would you be on God's site meter today?
  • Would His site meter show that you were reading early in the morning? (first thing)
  • Would it show multiple page loads?
  • How many minutes of reading would it show?
  • Do you read the posts, or just the comments? (His Word vs. books about His Word.)
  • Are others who show up on His site meter showing you as the referring site? (In other words, are you linking others to His Word?)
  • Would His site meter show just one brief check each day, or would it show that you refer to His Word multiple times throughout the day?
  • Do you just lurk or actively comment (pray) as you read?
  • Do the amount of times you show up on His site meter reflect a hunger for His Word?

God doesn't need a site meter, of course. He knows. And He doesn't need to know I've been reading His Word as some sort of "ego boost" for Himself. I need what He has to say more than anyone needs what I have to say. And although His Word is complete and unchanging, His Word is very much alive, active, and applicable to my ever-changing circumstances. In that sense there are "new posts" daily, and they are a lifeline like no other. He is the Ultimate Blogger.

Let's spike God's site meter today!



21 comments:

Jenny in Ca said...

wow Cyndi,

that was awesome! what an original thought! You really hit some truths on the head. Thanks for sharing that, I know I will be thinking about it all day today...and try to up my "hits". LOL, only in blogland!!

Amberly said...

Girl, you come up with the best stuff! Very good thoughts!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Very thought provoking. I don't think I made the meter today... yet. Thanks for the wake up call. I needed it.

Kathleen Marie said...

What wonderful food for thought. This is an excellent study! Thank you and God Bless!

Laurel Wreath said...

Amen!!!

Susanne said...

Cyndi: What a creative post to ask tough questions. Excellent way to present truths and provoke some thought we could all relate to!

Mind if I link to it sometime next week?

Chris said...

Very Good Cyndi! I may copy this and put it in my file. For those who blog what a beautiful picture you have given us.
I may have to come back and read this several times!

Sissy B. said...

With all the talk about site meters lately this is just so great! Would you mind if I linked it under my 'real' site meter?????..and I would like to also link it in my post for tomorrow if that is okay????

The Laundry Procrastinator said...

Thank you! Thank you! I needed this perspective today...as I've be struggling with my commitment to the Word verse to the comments! Thanks for the reminder to get back into the Word, first and foremost!

eph2810 said...

Cyndi - you are a wonderfully inspiring woman of God :) - I am so blessed that I have 'met' you.

I think I can make a check-mark at every question you have asked. At least I hope that I link others to His Word...

I use to think that going to church every Sunday, be in a Bible study is enough to know God's Word. But it is not! In a Bible study you get 'pre-chewed' thoughts, reading the Bible is totally different. You can think for yourself....
I think I have a post brewing in my head for next week's IOW :)...

Blessings on your weekend and always.

Linda said...

I can't decide which post I like better - this one or yesterday's. They are both excellent.
I feel very convicted reading this one. I am spending far too much time bloggin, and I can't seem to get it whittled down. I don't want to leave anyone out and as a result spend way too much time sitting here in front of the computer. I really do have to think this through and get a better system.
Thanks so much for this Cyndi.

Deidre said...

Wow, great post. You had me at the very first question. I love this.

Kelly said...

Great post! I love illustrations that make me relfect--this one a fantastic. Thanks for sharing with us.

Erna said...

Amen! This was awesome to read.

Darlene said...

Great post Cyndi. I think God's given me a reciprocol link because I get a lot of click-throughs (blessings) from His site too :)

By the way, I hope you got the email I sent you.

Liza's Eyeview said...

Thank you , thank you for the reminder.

Can I get that button too? It's an excellent post so I placed a link in my blog :)

Christine said...

I just recently got rid of my site meter because it put my focus off of the purpose for my blog- encouraging others in their faith. This was a GREAT post, thanks for pointing us in the right direction!

Jana said...

EXCELLENT post. I love it. Very convicting, but not in a depressing way - I feel inspired. Thanks!

~JustJana
http://www.joybox.typepad.com

Robin said...

Hey Cyndi, I'm visiting from Iris's today, and I agree...this is a very blogger-appropriate way to think about our time in the Word. It made me smile...:)

Butterfly Kisses said...

Great post! I hope it's okay...I linked to it.

Becky said...

Oh!I love this! Very inspired post!
I loved the idea of spiking His site meter! How cool is that?!