by Gloria Furman
I saw this infographic called “The Rise of the Mommy Blogger” a few weeks ago and was amazed at the blogging accomplishments of American mothers. At the same time, several resources happened to be published online highlighting how social media can be a servant to the proclamation of the gospel.
Here are a few highlights that I particularly enjoyed…
Don’t be fooled by the blogs that you’ve got. Above all, rejoice that your name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life! Read “Justification by Twitter” and remind yourself of the efficacy of the atonement made by Christ on your behalf.
God is honored by social media that serves our invitations for our Friends and Followers to join us at the wedding supper of the Lamb. Jonathan Edwards put it this way, “God is glorified not only by his glory’s being seen, but by its being rejoiced in.”Read Salt and Like and consider “Liking” things to share them with others, increasing your joy in God as you share the things you’ve noticed that honor him.
The gospel of Jesus Christ is more prolific and powerful than any “viral” news you’ve ever heard because it is the epitome of God’s glory on display. Check out: Are You Pinning to the Glory of God? When we use the Internet to remind ourselves of the truths of Scripture then it serves the joy of our soul. But be aware that not everything you read online serves your soul. Read “Is Google Making Us (Spiritually) Blind?”
When Jesus is exalted in our html-encoded communication then our fiber-optic technology is used as a tool and a gift for sharing our joy in Christ.
The potential for such corporate enjoyment is spreading to people around the globe! Even so, there are still people in every tribe, tongue, people group, and nation who need you to post or pin your feet in their living room and talk about Jesus with your mouth, not just your thumbs.
Whether, then, you blog or tweet or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Reflect on these “15 Tips on Blogging from John Newton.”
In all your online communication, consider your voice as one which will one day be heard as part of the great multitude, a voice that will be like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out,
“Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory…” (Rev. 19:6-7a).
Let the words of my status update and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.
ABOUT THE WRITER
Gloria is from all over the US (mostly Texas). In 2008 she moved to the Middle East with her husband Dave to plant Redeemer Church of Dubai. They have three fun kiddos and Gloria enjoys serving the ladies in her community as a doula. Gloria is the author of Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home (Crossway 2013).