Did you know there are billions of people on-line? Facebook alone has over a billion users. More and more people are blogging, reading blogs, connecting on Twitter, Google+, and Instagram.
I read someone’s status update on Facebook the other day and it said something like this, Facebook has over a billion users. Where is the church to minister to them? That statement struck me. I couldn’t help but reflect on how much our culture has changed due to technology. And being that I have an on-line ministry, of course this status update caused me to ponder my efforts, especially when I feel like I’m not making an impact here is this on-line space.
But then I did something. I dug into my statistics here on the blog and it showed me a bit of my on-line reality. And then I was blown away by what I saw. God’s hand was moving in this ministry and moving all over the world via the internet. The map below shows where my posts have gone into the world. (The red parts of the world is where the majority of the readers of this blog comes from. Bright orange, the second. Etc. )
It’s amazing to me to think that God could move words that I typed in my little living room to reach almost the entire world. After seeing all of this, I couldn’t help but think about all the various avenues of social media, as well as, all the tools we use that can truly make an impact for God’s glory. We’re on our ipod, ipad, or iphone all the time and image after image just streams through our status updates. Now I don’t know about you but I’m always so encouraged when I see an image that points to Jesus Christ, one that speaks the Truth or gives me a word of encouragement. Because we all need to be uplifted, right?
Would you like to join me and use your time on social media to build the Kingdom of God? Become a Light Bearer with me! Become an on-line missionary or an on-line Barnabas, one who encourages a fellow soldier in the Lord, with me. Be an on-line user that is a city on a hill!
“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.” Matt. 5:14
Here’s how you can shine your light on-line: If you’re on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, etc. you can use any of my images that I have listed below. Just click on the picture and then you can copy it and share it with others.
Make social media epic. Breathe Jesus all over it. Use your influence to point others to Jesus Christ.
(Not on social media? Feel free to share my posts with others via email.)
Live a poured out life for Christ,
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