My Greater video has been growing at a rate that I’m not quite used to. It’s been great to read all the comments, and I can only thank God for the progress it’s made. Now, it has got me thinking about numbers and followers and all the things of social media.
I have received some new subscribers because of the video, but what does it even mean to subscribe to someone?
When you follow anyone on social media, it usually shows their posts in a feed. A new video- it’s there. A mindless tweet- it’s there. A picture of clouds- it’s there. All of these things show up, so you can keep up to date with some of your favorite people. It could be a star celeb, a painter, your best friend, or even some guy who does sign language. You choose to follow these people, but you aren’t forced to do anything about it.
Following God is not like following someone online.
You can like and share my posts, or you can ignore and dislike them. You can see my posts, but it does not mean you have to read them. When you follow God, you can’t just pick and choose what you want to pay attention to. Even the toughest of posts require you to like and share them in your own life. Jesus did not call us to be selective disciples.
Love my neighbor? Blocked.
Plans to prosper? Retweet.
We filter the Bible to our own benefit instead of to our own salvation. A true faithfulness to God requires us to be completely, whole-heartedly devoted to Christ. Our salvation to Christ not only saves us, but it also sets us apart because we will be willing to obey even the hardest of tasks.
We sign up to all of Christ’s accounts, and we make sure to favorite and share all of them. They will be tough, but serving Christ is not supposed to be easy. It is supposed to be worth it.
You can follow me online, and that could mean nothing to you, but do not treat Christ the same. When you follow God, make sure you made your account with Him for a reason. Love Him. Share Him.
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Hi there, this might not be the place to contact you with this…but I thought I would give it a try. First, please let me say that I love the “Greater” video that you did in sign language…beautiful!!
I wanted to let you know in case you didn’t realize it that the ads by gravity that are showing up on this page are showing things that you may not be aware of…things that actually detract from the message you’re trying to share.
Someone who visited your blog that did not understand how those ads work could easily assume that you support all the ideas and/or messages that are displaying in those ads. It could be very confusing for them in trying to reconcile those ideas and messages with the message that you’re trying to share about Jesus Christ.
Anyway, I just thought I would let you know that just in case you didn’t already know what was being shown on your blog.
Oh…and I also enjoyed your devotion and how you tied it into social media…that was very creative!
Thank you for the kind words!
I am saddened by the distraction caused by the ads. I, like a lot of people, use an AdBlock extension, so I never see them. In fact, I had forgotten they were there! I am thankful that you brought this to my attention again.
The only way I can remove them is if I pay the blogging platform a yearly fee. As soon as I can get those funds, I will do it!
I wish they would let me choose which ads they use, but they don’t allow such a thing. 😦 I guess that is the cost of sharing the Word online.
Thank you for letting me know and visiting my blog!
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Your posts continue to encourage and refresh.
“Let It Be Love” put me in mind of the political arena. As Christians, we get angry when we see the morals of our fellow countrymen degrading. The tendency is to become bitter towards those who appear to be working so hard to tear our beautiful country down by pushing for evil policies. We as brothers and sisters in Jesus should take caution here! Bitterness can lead you down a road to hatred, and hatred (in the form of hating others) is equal to sin. The Bible says in Ephesians 4:31-32, “Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Also, Proverbs 20:22 says, “Do not say, ‘I will repay evil’;wait for the Lord, and He will deliver you.”
Hatred is only going to make things worse. We must have the heart of compassion that Jesus has for those that are lost. Michael and I have talked about this recently. Only then will these people be convinced that a relationship with Him really is something to value…when they see love in action. Though we must speak the truth and urge repentance, love is what will spur that repentance on.
Keep putting the truth out there. This world is in desperate need of it.