We are on a mission.
I am nowhere near the place that I wish to be spiritually but I feel like the Lord speaks to me and I often wish to convey what I’m hearing. I believe that a lot that we see and involve ourselves in on social networking sites is shallow and unhealthy. Facebook is a place where small talk goes on constantly. Facebook doesn’t have to be that way, nor does it have to be a place where all we talk about is spiritual things.
Nothing is wrong with talking about sports or movies, unless those things become ultimate and make us distracted. I do want to take the time to possibly bring someone to ponder God’s word and be encouraged. I don’t understand why we often stay so quiet about the things that mean the most and are the most expressive about things that have little value. We like small talk, nothing is wrong with that as long as we’re not hiding our identity in Christ. But what I’m discerning is that many people use facebook and twitter for small talk and jokes, but are afraid to come out of their comfort zone and post something about what the Lord has speaking to them about.
Maybe a lot of people do not feel like the Lord is speaking to them.. That is okay. Just be careful not to use facebook like the rest of the world does. I’m not saying I think we should all pray and wait until we feel like we are on a spiritual high and then pen our thoughts into our facebook status. I’ve seen people say some crazy things in their facebook status and attach Jesus’ name to it. I don’t think that is right. Whatever we post, it should be backed up with scripture and we must be posting it not to look as if we have it all together, but simply to speak up about the fact that living in this world is actually living in the midst of a war. People need to be encouraged. We are missionaries even where we live. Everywhere we go. This is not our home.
Hebrews 3:13 says But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. I feel so strongly about this verse that I could write a blog long enough that nobody would want to finish reading.
That is a very clear statement. As long as today is called today, we are called to encourage one another. Why? Because our hearts are prone to be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.
We must encourage one another and get into laboring to not make converts, but disciples. Jesus didn’t say go and make converts. He didn’t want a bunch of people to walk around and claim that they know him and believe in him. He commanded us to go and make DISCIPLES. We are commanded to walk in the power of the Holy Spirit. Spirit led people are the only kind of people that are capable to lead this world to Christ. Those people that Paul mentions in Romans 1:32 need a Savior just as must as we do.
“Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.” Romans 1:32-
The people of the world find themselves in ditches that they simply lead other people into. They party in that ditch as if it is a place of pleasure forever. It is the blind leading the blind and the to make matters worse, the blind actually believe they are seeing. The cuss words for no reason, saying God’s name in vain, it may even numb the pain for a season but the season will be leaving. It isn’t “cool” to rebel against God, at least in the long run. You want worth? You want value? You want a mission? You wanna experience love? Turn to Jesus and rebel against the system of this world. There is no greater calling. There is nothing better than the presence of God.
^That is the news that we must deliver. But this means that we must live together. Confess sins to one another, step out of our comfort zones, live spirit led lives, and grow together. If 100 people in this city sought the Lord with their whole heart, there would be a great harvest of new believers.
It doesn’t matter where we are or what we are doing, we are called to be spirit led people in the midst of a dark generation.
I believe that Christianity in America is so shallow because many people who call themselves Christians (In no particular order) do not…
- Confess their sins to each other
- Encourage each other
- Believe that they can walk in the spirit
- Rebel against the humanistic approach to living
- Make disciples
We can turn this around. I have faith. The Lord is up to something. What are your thoughts?