I have always been a fan of writing divinely inspired posts on my blog. So if I clear away the clutter in my mind, I know what it is I should write. But if the demands of the day pile up, then divine inspiration disappears. So as my schedule gains complexity, the ink ceases to flow, resulting in a shortfall of blog posts. Still, in the midst of marriage, motherhood and ministry, I somehow manage to post a few times each week out of an overflow of my time spent with the Lord.
Up until recently I felt satisfied to blog at that pace. Then one afternoon, things changed. I received a comment on my blog from a bloggy friend, alluding to that fact that our most recent blog posts shared similar content; only hers was a “re-post”. While her reaction seemed to be one of amazement at how the Holy Spirit moves, mine was altogether different. In fact, my type-a, perfectionist alter ego surfaced, and I could not believe that she felt comfortable to re-post from somewhere in her archives.
Does that classify as a divinely inspired, fresh revelation to share with readers, or does it fall short? I asked myself. Is it okay to publish yesterday’s word for today? Thankfully, God graciously reminded me that He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. So I took off my legalistic lenses only to realize how foolish I had been. Why not dig up something from the archives if it means giving my readers a daily post? It is not as if someone is going to read my blog and comment, “C’mon, that’s so 2009!” Had you asked me a few weeks ago if I believed in re-posting, I probably would have frowned. But thanks to a sweet bloggy friend and a faithful God, I can now re-post with confidence!