Whatever You Do


I enjoy Facebook. It’s one of those places I can keep tabs on those I love and are acquainted with. I started my Facebook journey when my middle child was in college. I thought it might be a good way to keep an eye on her and see to see what she and her friends were up to. The problem? She didn’t post much on Facebook.


???????????????????????????????My journey then moved to enjoy family events from afar. Photos and newsfeed would be filled with what happened on a daily basis. It was a good thing and I felt closer to what was happening.


I’ve come a “fer piece” from a dozen friends to hundreds and I’ve also come to use Facebook as a tool to share Full Measure of Joy. But how much more could I possibly use Facebook for God? Good question.


Amid the posts about kids and pets, there are verses of Scripture that pop up. I love reading God’s Word in any form. It’s really special when a specific verse is particularly meaningful to me in the moment. I love how God works in that way. I’ve seen encouraging blog links or message links posted that have helped me. I’ve seen prayer requests sent through Facebook. All of these elements help us to share God with our realm of influence.


So I ask this question. How are you influencing your “friends” on Facebook? Are your posts uplifting and encouraging? Do you share positive words? Or are your posts filled with words or innuendos that aren’t pleasing to God?


I don’t know about you, but I want every element of my life to scream, “I LOVE JESUS!” That means on Facebook. And I might just take that one step further and say I work really hard to do the same thing on Pinterest. I am careful that what I post or pin would bring no disgrace to my Lord and Savior.


I saw that an acquaintance of mine posted a great idea this past week. It was about prayer and I might just have to reuse it. She asked her Facebook friends to share their prayer requests with her. She said they could inbox her, but if they left their prayer request or praise as a comment, others could pray as well. Then she asked that as others prayed for these folks to “like” the comment. I prayed through her prayer request list. What a great way to use Facebook for God!


Just to confirm that we are to live lives “worthy of the Lord and that will please him in every way” (Colossians 1:10), take a look at these verses.


“In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16 – NIV)


“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31 – NIV)


“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Colossians 3:17 – NIV)


These are pretty big words to live up to. Almost overwhelming. But I do know that when I allow God to be the center of my world (not me), it’s much easier. Yes, I fail. Yes, I don’t hit the mark every time. But I am trying and with God’s Spirit leading and guiding me, it is a possibility.


Today I pray that you make an effort to live according to God’s Word. I pray that He will be the Lord of your words, your actions, your life…and your Facebook page. Just think of the possibilities!


Grace and peace be yours in abundance,



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