Tuesday, October 1, 2013

What Does Your Social Media Accounts Say About You?

You can tell a lot about someone’s life from their Facebook profile.
You can tell what people are thinking about from their twitter feed.
You can tell what things people value from what they capture on their instagram account.
You can tell a lot about what people think is worth sharing from what they blog.
In other words, you can tell a lot about someone from their social media. 

What does your social media presence say about you?

  • What’s filling your Facebook wall and your news feed?
  • Who are you following on twitter?
  • What photos do you post?
  • What do you blog about?
The things that fill these different feeds, walls or cyber places, are what we value. They are what we think about and what we spend our time writing about, finding, posting, reposting and sharing. They show where our heart is at. 
As a Christian, we are to be focused on Jesus. Jesus commands us in the gospels to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind” (Matthew 22:37Mark 12:30 and Luke 10:27). But does your social media account show that your heart, soul and mind are focused on Jesus? 
So how are we as Christians to use social media for the glory of Jesus? 
Ultimately to use social media well, we want the things we post to be coming from our hearts, minds and souls that are focused on Jesus. In Matthew 6:21, Jesus says that what we treasure is where our heart lies. Does Facebook, twitter or your blog show where your heart is?  

4 things to remember when using social media

Here are a few principals to keep in mind as you go about using social media. Jesus is Lord – plain and simple, and as a result...
  1. We should aim to please Jesus is all we do
  2. We should aim to worship God with ALL our lives 
  3. We are to act in a way that glorifies God in all we do 
  4. We need to remember that everything is God’s – there is not one square millimetre of the world that is not His, this includes cyberspace!
“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”  (1 Corinthians 10:31)

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