Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
With the click of a button, we can reach hundreds or even thousands of people. Social media has created a way to instantly share our thoughts. Most people use social media for this purpose alone, but we have the opportunity to use it for more.
The power of the Holy Spirit equips us to be Christ's witnesses, and social media can be a method of sharing Christ. When a friend shares their struggles, we can pray and send a message of encouragement. Social media can also bring opportunities to serve as we hear of friends going through sickness or difficulties.
People are drawn to the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). As we ask the Holy Spirit to guide us, we can become active witnesses instead of passive observers. Social media does not have to be a black hole of wasted hours. We can be intentional in our use of social media and allow the Holy Spirit to work through our posts and comments.
In the past, missionaries have traveled to far countries with the message of the gospel... In contrast, we can reach millions instantly from the comfort of our homes by merely hitting the 'send' button on our computers, or with iPads, or phones.
1 Samuel 28-31