Sunday, May 21, 2017

Social Media

Matthew 18:15 NLT
If another believer sins against you, go privately and point out the offense. If the other person listens and confesses it, you have won that person back.

I am on social media, Facebook and messaging and texting most of the day. Not that I am on my computer all the time. I am not. My smartphone gives me access. I spend time praying for people and seeing God moves over distances as though I was right there laying hands on them. Thank you Jesus.

When I was growing up my mother would tell me that if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. I can't say this is advice that I see most on Facebook following. The newsfeed is filled with complaints about others, about our government, even about family members. Many are drawn to web sites that promote these negative thoughts. They have cute saying that put down men or women. Subtle ways to tell significant others there is something wrong in their relationship.

What has happened to going privately to another and communicating to them and them alone that there is an issue needing resolution? Airing our dirty laundry for all our "friends" to see and chime in to agree and even voice their support for our lashing out is not the way to go.

Father God, may my words and my posts on Social Media be encouraging and uplifting. May I only repost the same. Help me to see who I should unfollow so my newsfeed can be filled with encouraging news every day. In Jesus name, I pray.

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