1. Good: Connecting with family/friends from all phases of your life!
Bad : It can turn into a silly & sometimes harmful schoolyard comparison game.
2. Good: The impact of a believer goes everywhere faster than you can say “post”!
Bad: Like any ministry, you can’t weigh your worth by your “likes”. The minute this occurs, your impact is done.
3. Good: Social media can bring color into lives, open minds to new ideas, & foster the sense of being “with” others.
Bad: Like any gift, we can forget the Giver. We can spend more time with VIRTUAL JESUS than with BIBLICAL JESUS.
4. Good: In a world of pain, it can be a welcome balm to our souls. A healthy “pushing pause” on our struggles.
Bad: It can cause us to check out of reality & relationships & move quickly to addiction.
Bottom Line: Many of us “older” believers tend to toss out the baby with the bathwater. We are legalistic in our pride or “not being with the world”. On the other hand, many “younger” friends can become so saturated with the tech world, they truly cannot live without it. Let’s walk in virtual health-staying in the Word, staying accountable to others, and staying in the game of present physical relationships. Let’s thank God for this utterly amazing gift of social media & allow it to draw us near to Him. (I’m guessing nobody just “thinks” of these ideas. The Master of Beauty has given all these inventions to man!) Now, go ahead …search, like, follow, tweet, & post all within the context of leaning into Him. #virtualjesus #biblicaljesus #bible#faith #socialmedia Thank u to my goddaughter, @ktcoyle2015 !! 😘
— with Katie Coyle.