TheGodminute

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Make that start and keep going!

Eight years back I was led to start TheGodminute.

A blog born out of the desire to point to the hope we can find in and through the written Word of God, the Bible.

A desire that stemmed from a longing to express my thoughts through writing.

wordpress anniversaryAlthough I have not  been as consistent as I should have, I must say each time I spent time praying and preparing a blog post the Lord  encouraged me, strengthened me and taught me something new and brought a fresh new understanding.

Today, even after 8 years, sharing a blog post continues to give me a lot of joy.

Just the thought that my study of the Bible is helping someone, sitting in some corner of the world, someone I do not know, someone I may never meet and yet it makes their day, it matters greatly because it means that the Word of God is bearing fruit and it’s one of the most awesome feelings.

Zechariah 4:10  says “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin”. And,  Job 8:7 “Though your beginning was insignificant, yet your end will increase greatly.”

I want to take this opportunity to share this anniversary and my happiness with all fellow Bloggers, Followers, and Readers.  Thank you for your encouragement. I want you to know that it means the world to me.

So, let me take a moment to exhort you, no matter what you are doing,  it may or may not seem significant at this point of time, but just stick with it.

If you are contemplating starting something new, and it seems like it is too small, the resources not sufficient, the finances not enough, or the motivation is lacking, do not be reluctant.

Get Jesus on board with your project and trust God to turn these small beginnings into a journey that is filled with adventure, contentment, and success.

He is faithful and able to show you a great finish.

Don’t Stop! Keep Going!

Love and Regards,

Sophia

98 comments on “Make that start and keep going!

  1. daneelyunus
    July 18, 2020

    Congrats

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Perth Girl
    July 18, 2020

    Congrats Sophia. May the Lord continue to use you to touch others through your writings.

    Liked by 2 people

    • sophialorenabenjamin
      July 20, 2020

      Oh what a wonderful day it is to receive a note from you. You are someone I am already admiring deeply and this only adds to the joy. Thank you so much for being part of my new adventure and I truly Praise Jesus for you and all that’s begun.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Perth Girl
        July 20, 2020

        Oh thank you Sophia for such a beautiful comment and the sentiment behind it. I enjoy your writing very much too. May we continue to spur each other on through our journeys.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Sheree
    July 18, 2020

    Happy 8th anniversary

    Liked by 2 people

    • sophialorenabenjamin
      July 20, 2020

      Oh Sheree, you made me smile from eye to eye. Thanks for being kind enough to stop by. It really means a lot to have the support and encouragement from someone like you.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. capablechloe1
    July 18, 2020

    Wow! Congrats!😁🎂

    Liked by 2 people

  5. darellphilip
    July 18, 2020

    Happy Anniversary Sophia and may the next 8 years bring you even greater success by God’s grace! 😀🙏💛👊🎉

    Liked by 2 people

    • sophialorenabenjamin
      July 20, 2020

      Dear Darell: I cannot express how proud I felt to see a message from you. I wasn’t even thinking when I did the post and receiving this note from you made me feel so proud. Thanks for your support and encouragement. I shall look forward to greater things from and with you.

      Liked by 1 person

      • darellphilip
        July 20, 2020

        Keep up your good work here Sophia. I am proud of what you’re doing and wish you every continued success and blessing! 😀🙏💛👊🎉💟💯

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  6. Vikas Karmani
    July 18, 2020

    Congratulations, Sophia 👏👏

    Liked by 2 people

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  8. Jofina Anna Reji
    July 18, 2020

    8 th anniversary. Congrats. Keep writing😍

    Liked by 2 people

  9. francisashis
    July 18, 2020

    Congrats! I am sure you had your blogging career commissioned by the Good Lord so you have a great journey with WordPress.Hats off.👍👍🙏

    Liked by 3 people

    • sophialorenabenjamin
      July 20, 2020

      Dear Francis: You made my day that much more joyful. Thank you so much for your beautiful and inspiring comment. I look forward to your continued support as I plan bigger ways to Minister God’s Word.

      Liked by 1 person

      • francisashis
        July 20, 2020

        Certainly,we ought to support people like you ,who are preaching the message of Love.”Woe to me ,if I don’t preach the word of God”.So this means if I am not able to preach then I must support those who are doing it wholeheartedly. Most welcome.🙏

        Liked by 1 person

  10. Bobbie Carnes
    July 18, 2020

    Congratulations! Blessing to you and thank you for your faithfulness.

    Liked by 3 people

    • sophialorenabenjamin
      July 20, 2020

      Dearest Bobbie: This was such a joy to read. I’m greatly blessed with your presence in my life and thank God for you. I shall look forward to continued support and sharing things on my heart with you in the days ahead.

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Pure Glory
    July 18, 2020

    Sophia, thank you for 8 years of trusting God and sharing us. Abundant blessings as you blog!

    Liked by 4 people

    • sophialorenabenjamin
      July 20, 2020

      Oh wow this is such a joy to see. I am richer with your message and thank God for connecting me to you through this amazing platform. Thank you for being you and being part of my new journey forward. I shall look forward to your continued support as I consider ways to reach out and share more of what the Lord is placing in my heart.

      Liked by 1 person

  12. susiesopinions
    July 18, 2020

    Congratulations

    Liked by 3 people

  13. RJ Dawson
    July 18, 2020

    Congratulations Sophia. Eight years is a great accomplishment. Onward to the future. Blessings to you.

    Liked by 3 people

    • sophialorenabenjamin
      July 20, 2020

      Dear RJ: Love your comment so much. It is these little messages that make a journey like mine worth every bit of the effort, the time, the stress and the joy that went into it.

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Michelle
    July 18, 2020

    Congratulations!!

    Liked by 2 people

    • sophialorenabenjamin
      July 20, 2020

      Dear MIchelle. You are a blessing and I pray for the little message you shared to turn into a seed that bears much fruit in your life. Thanks for stopping by.

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Marie Cook
    July 18, 2020

    Congrats dear 😊

    Liked by 2 people

  16. Era
    July 18, 2020

    Oh, wow, Congratulations☺

    Liked by 3 people

  17. Precious One
    July 19, 2020

    Happy 8 Years Anniversary!
    I agree with your admonition on moving in obedience. The Lord is able to bless even the small steps and turn it into a wonderful and grand adventure.

    May the Lord continue to prosper your paths 🥳

    Liked by 2 people

  18. jesusluvsall
    July 19, 2020

    Congrats on 8 years 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • sophialorenabenjamin
      July 20, 2020

      This is a most welcome response and I thank you very much for it. Yes the journey was faster than what it may appear but i’m so proud to have come this far with the Lord by my side.

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Blessing Pius
    July 19, 2020

    Inspiring

    Liked by 3 people

  20. Rhen Laird
    July 19, 2020

    Bravo! Marvelous accomplishment–and I love the Zech verse! God bless you abundantly as you continue to serve through blogging!!

    Liked by 3 people

    • sophialorenabenjamin
      July 20, 2020

      Thank you Rhen. I will continue to look forward to support and advise from experienced individuals like you. May you too be blessed richly in all that you venture to do.

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Sharimam
    July 19, 2020

    Wow, congratulations on your 8th year blog anniversary. I just started and this serves as an inspiration to me. Wishing you many more wins, God bless you!!

    Liked by 3 people

    • sophialorenabenjamin
      July 20, 2020

      Dear Sharimam, thank you so much. It is a great feeling and I would urge you to keep writing from your heart and you will be glad you did. All the best.

      Like

  22. Georgetta Head
    July 20, 2020

    Congratulations!😊 Eight years is quite an accomplishment! I enjoy reading your posts😇👣

    Liked by 1 person

  23. herrychiccounsels
    July 20, 2020

    Yipee. Congrats on your 8th year blogversary. Cheers to more.
    And thanks for the advice too “keep at it”. 💯

    Liked by 2 people

  24. Tushara Olivia
    July 20, 2020

    Congratulations dear. 🤩👏👍

    Liked by 2 people

  25. Jonathan Caswell
    July 20, 2020

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    YOWZA TO THE LORD FOR HER EIGHT FRUITFUL YEARS!!!!!!!

    Liked by 2 people

  26. booksandbakes1
    July 21, 2020

    Congratulations!!

    Liked by 2 people

    • sophialorenabenjamin
      July 21, 2020

      Wow. This is indeed a moment of pride for me to receive your message. Thank you so much for taking a moment for me. I value it deeply and will look forward to continued support to share more of what the Lord places on my heart.

      Like

  27. DeborahMarie
    July 21, 2020

    Congratulations! I wish you many more blogging years! God bless you!

    Liked by 2 people

  28. WordwithMindy
    July 21, 2020

    Congratulations on 8 years! What a glorious accomplishment, and what a powerful tool for our Lord you are! Your posts are uplifting, inspiring and packed full of God’s Truths. May you continue in God’s Grace and many great blessings to you 💜

    Liked by 2 people

    • sophialorenabenjamin
      July 22, 2020

      that was such an encouraging comment. I will treasure this memory and continue with the energy boost it brings to my spirit. Thank you for being such a wonderful inspirer Mindy.

      Liked by 1 person

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  30. illshowyoumyfaith
    July 22, 2020

    Congratulations Sophia, keep on sharing, you’re encouraging to the rest of us.

    Liked by 2 people

  31. c.f. leach
    July 22, 2020

    Congratulations! May the LORD bless you with 8 more. Blessings and Peace.

    Liked by 2 people

  32. Beverley
    July 23, 2020

    Congratulations! Keep up the wonderful work that you are doing. I love the verses you share. God always test our commitment in the small things before He awards us with the big stuff.

    Liked by 2 people

    • sophialorenabenjamin
      July 23, 2020

      Thank you Beverley. Yes it’s faithfulness in the little that qualifies for the greater blessings. I’m so glad you pointed that out.

      Liked by 1 person

  33. gifted50
    July 24, 2020

    Congratulations, what a testament.

    Liked by 2 people

    • sophialorenabenjamin
      July 24, 2020

      I agree with you totally on that. It’s testament to how good the Lord is to allow me to travel all these years and lead me to this accomplishment. Meeting kind people like you has been one of the biggest perks of starting this blog.

      Liked by 1 person

  34. Michael Griego
    July 25, 2020

    Well done, good and faithful Sophia!

    Liked by 2 people

  35. Bill Sweeney
    July 26, 2020

    Congratulations, Sophia! Great job.

    Liked by 2 people

  36. SLIMJIM
    August 10, 2020

    Wow congrats on 8 years!

    Liked by 2 people

  37. Temi Michael-O
    August 10, 2020

    Congratulations! Your onsistency and dedication to God’s work is a blessing 🙏❤

    Liked by 1 person

  38. alexraphael
    August 22, 2020

    Congratulations!

    Like

  39. kiki132
    August 22, 2020

    Congrats!

    Like

  40. songflower
    August 25, 2020

    This is very encouraging to me as a fellow bible blogger!

    Liked by 1 person

    • sophialorenabenjamin
      September 1, 2020

      that’s nice to know. feel free to share your thoughts as we move along, there’s so much to glean from the Word of God.

      Liked by 1 person

  41. lancesheridan
    August 30, 2020

    Fabulous- Congratulations!!

    Like

  42. Victors' Corner
    September 7, 2020

    Congratulations on this milestone. It’s always a breath of fresh air to come across a blog like yours where readers are encouraged to put their faith in Jesus Christ.

    Please keep the flag flying, and thank you for visiting my blog.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sophia Lorena Benjamin
      September 7, 2020

      I really appreciate this so much. After a few starts and stops, this blog and what it’s evolving into is so precious and i’m thankful to God for giving me the zeal to persist. I do thrive and long for support from people like you and this really strengthens my resolve even further. Would it be too much if I invited you over to my youtube channel at this point of time? here’s the link just in case you get a moment sometime, please do stop over, subscribe and say something which the rest of the community will see. Thank you so much and blessings to you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fetuHjfsro&t=57s

      Liked by 1 person

      • Victors' Corner
        September 7, 2020

        I have watched your video on prayer where you shared how your child was healed. Very inspiring. Thank you

        Liked by 1 person

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