Christian Blogger’s Theme Song

Christian Bloggers Theme Song

In my last post, I mentioned a song that led me to the photo that brought me to my story-writing knees, my hands in submission and praise and hope – and purpose.

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The song? It’s called, “I’d Rather Have Jesus.” I’m calling it the Christian Blogger’s Theme SongSmile

Fishing Line of Compromise

Struggling with the cyber-world’s pull and sway (even the Christian blogging world’s pressure to perform), I felt yanked toward bigger numbers, more monetization, increased followers, greater influence.

Cyber-pressure creates a fishing line of compromise.

And I was being reeled in.

 

World's System

Get me off this hook, I cried!

And He answered.

With a blogging theme song. Smile

It doesn’t mean … 

  • blogging (and all its powers) isn’t important to me.

It means …

  • It’s not as important to me as Jesus.

 

And I hope – and pray – it stays not as important to me.

I hope the lower-level importance isn’t a passing fad in my life.

I hope it’s a theme. Smile

I’d Rather Have Jesus

I’d rather have Jesus than silver or gold
I’d rather be His than have riches untold
I’d rather have Jesus than houses or land
I’d rather be led by His nail-scarred hands

Refrain:

Than to be a king of a vast domain
Or be held in sin’s dread sway
I’d rather have Jesus than anything
This world affords today

I’d rather have Jesus than men’s applause
I’d rather be faithful to His dear cause
I’d rather have Jesus than world wide fame
I’d rather be true to His holy name

Than to be a king of a vast domain
Or be held in sin’s dread sway
I’d rather have Jesus than anything
This world affords today.

He’s fairer than lilies of rarest bloom;
He’s sweeter than honey from out the comb;
He’s all that my hungering spirit needs;
I’d rather have Jesus and let Him lead

Than to be a king of a vast domain
Or be held in sin’s dread sway
I’d rather have Jesus than anything
This world affords today.

words by Rhea F. Miller, 1922 (now in the public domain)

Did you catch the blogging references?

So many bits in this song speak to the heart of a blogger.  And it was written in 1922. I guess some things never change.*

Off the Hook, Onto the Cross

I’ll share more about a few of those powerful blogging phrases next time.

For today, I just wanted to share the desire to get off the world’s hook and onto the cross. With my Savior, my Friend, my Hope, my Soon Coming King.

I wriggle off the altar of the cross from time to time, but …

Better to be on the altar with Christ than on the hook without Him.

It’s Your Turn

Do you find yourself pulled and tugged? Does it feel like a hook attached to a fishing line reeled in by an unseen system?

*Speaking of things never changing, have you read The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs?

It’s a keeper. And it’s relevant. And has been since the mid-1600’s. Smile

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