As we start another week, I thought it would be nice to encourage one another (again).
Let us be living examples of how to speak to others, whether face-to-face, on the telephone, or through our blogs and social media.
The world and all its trappings wants to suck us in – suck us in to play the games, sling the mud, and make us defensive for loving our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Don’t allow it to happen, friends. Watch out for those who scheme and deceive.
Remember: We can speak the truth, and we can show love.
Jesus does both, and so can we!
No matter what anyone else tells you, remember it is the Lord that we ultimately answer to for our actions – He knows our hearts.
And it is Jesus Christ, who we aspire to be likened to. We can ask Him for His power – He promises to give it to us if we only seek Him and draw near.
Be encouraged this Monday – this entire week – and reap His blessings and His peace!
Don’t forget who you are……Children of the Most High!
Our God reigns!
It’s really simple – ask for His power – ask for His wisdom – ask for His strength, His love, and His guidance and direction.
And simply ask – each and every time you venture onto social media……………
“Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.” Ephesians 4: 14-15
I am very guilty of not checking my thoughts on whatever I post on social networks and it gives me the oppressing feeling that I shouldn’t behave that way as a Christian. I have become bitter and rude but little by little I try to put reins now on my click button. God has been patient and I know in time I will be able to overcome this struggle. Thank you for the reminder.
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Thank you good friend. I love your blog! I am following it now!
I understand you completely unRICHable, I stopped following a couple of people on Twitter, because I found I was becoming someone I didn’t like very much and how different my ‘tweets’ were compared to my Christian input. Two different people as it were, and that should not be.
Annie, you’ve posted another thought-provoking article.
Sad but true. It’s like you’re always in conflict with yourself. I shared something about our pastor’s message in church. It’s about ‘deadly” relationships and it also touches a bit on putting physical boundary between you and social networks. Here’s the link, I hope it helps. =) http://unrichable.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/dead-city-series-part-2-deadly-relationships/
Thank you so much for sharing this with me, friend. I really needed that reinforcement – great message!
Thanks, that was encouraging and challenging.
I So agree with this. I have stepped back from Social Media and if I am on, I try VERY hard to think before I type, post, leave etc. Ive seen how comments, and things posted online have been hurtful to others and I really just don’t want to hurt others, or get hurt. Im enjoying Real life much more these days anyways 🙂
You are so right. I scan facebook now, but then focus on this blog. This is where Jesus is (electronically) – at least, in my experience. Occassionally, through facebook, but for me, primarily those few who inbox message me – that’s about it. The rest is junk. Read my post “If Jesus Had a Facebook” if you get a chance. I am thinking of doing a coffee table book related to that.
I will take a look at it 🙂
A good challenge! Thank you!
Great reminder and great post!
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This is so true. SO TRUE.
I love your blog! You have such encouraging posts of truth that help with each day! Thanks for the encouragement and wisdom! God bless you!
Thank you dear friend. I pray you are filled with joy in Jesus today!!!
I just wanted to say that I liked this post – very much. I need to learn to answers the queries of Atheists with Jesus’ words.
Oh…it is so hard, isn’t it? I am glad you enjoyed this one, friend!