Saturday, August 18, 2012

Little Lesson: What Are You Sharing?

You know some days as I scan Facebook, I find nothing interesting on there at all.

Other days...well, other days there are 'must share' pictures, 'must share' quotes, and other 'must share' items.

Things that I think my friends will appreciate or 'need' to see. Funny things. Inspirational things. And occasionally even political things.

It's so easy to click that "share" thingy so all my  'friends' can have the opportunity to see or read what I just saw or read. 

I was doing that today. I shared several things back-to-back. I thought to myself, "I hope I don't annoy anyone." I don't want to lose friends over things I share.

Then...

Then I thought...

How often do I "share" my Loving Lord with those who need to hear about Him? Oh, sure, I click "share" on lots of things about Him or about our faith on Facebook. And I put Bible verses in my status from time to time. But do I share Him with those I meet along my path? 

We had the privilege to partner with our church this week to buy school supplies for children in a local school. As we were shopping, several times I mentioned that the children we were buying these for weren't ours. And I shared about the backpack drive through our church. I talked about our church but not about our Loving Lord. I shared about the works but not about the Word. I shared about our church but did not invite a single person to come check us out.

It's easy to share political views and religious views on Facebook and keep the balance so you don't lose friends. Isn't it more important to share our life-giving Loving Lord even if we risk losing the friend's friendship?



Little Lesson Life Expression 
Do you share our Loving Lord only through social media? What keeps you from sharing Him during face-to-face conversations? Will you invite someone to join you in worship next weekend? 



Hebrews 12:13-16 (God's Word Translation, GW)
So we must go to him outside the camp and endure the insults he endured. We don’t have a permanent city here on earth, but we are looking for the city that we will have in the future. Through Jesus we should always bring God a sacrifice of praise, that is, words that acknowledge him. Don’t forget to do good things for others and to share what you have with them. These are the kinds of sacrifices that please God.       

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