Your Spiritual Journey

Your Spiritual Journey

An Encouragement Tool

Social media sites allow us to share our thoughts and opinions with friends and strangers all over the world. We can let the world know that we saved $4 at Kroger. There are entire groups devoted to conversations about sports teams and others that are all about puns or memes. We can also share our deepest thoughts, or share important life updates with our friends and family. Unfortunately, a lot of conversations on social media end in divisive arguments.

I read an article today which asked what Paul would have put on twitter if he had an account.

“All have sinned. All deserve death. But there is no condemnation in Christ.” Read Romans

“O foolish Galatians! The old law served its purpose. Live by faith; walk by the Spirit.” Read Galatians

“Be humble. Live with joy. Be content.” Read Philippians

“Preach the word. Serve the needy.” Read 2 Timothy

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and all of the other social media platforms can simply be a fun tool that we use to stay in touch with our loved ones. But I think that they could also be useful tools for us to use to encourage others.

Instead of arguing with someone over a controversial post, we can say something kind. We can reach out to people who we haven’t seen or spoken to in a while. We can make a practice of sharing positive posts: links to charities we support, our favorite Bible verses or faith related songs, and others.

We are called to be an encouragement to those around us. And social media is one of many tools that we can use to do that.

“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”   Ephesians 4:29