Christians are called to uplift Christ, glorify God while being salt and light in the world. What if there was a quick and simple way you could do all that without any real effort as part of your daily routine? You can on social media. Here’s how to do it.
Making a difference for Christ may be easier than you think. Use these quick steps on social media to glorify God and uplift Christ with no extra effort!
Social media is a powerful tool. It gives everyone with a device access to multitudes of people who need Christ.
Check out these statistics about how people are using social media.
According to GlobalWebIndex.com:
- 97% of digital consumers have used social media in the past month.
- 84% of people with access to the internet use social media.
- 50% of the global population is using social media: that’s 3.8 billion people (an increase of 9.2% since 2019)
- 90% of Americans between 18-29 use social media.
Consider the averages of internet users ages 16-64:
- 2 hours 24 minutes each day on social media every day.
- 8.6 social media accounts per user.
There is no doubt that people are using social media.
There is an old adage that says, “If you want to catch fish, you must go where the fish are.”
If you want to reach people for Christ, we must spread the Gospel where they are.
Everyone is afraid of something. Fear is not the enemy. It is a necessary part of life. The key to life is choosing the right things of which to be afraid.
What are you afraid of today?
I remember some of my fears from childhood. Were you ever afraid of:
- The dark?
- Monsters under the bed?
- The opposite gender in grade school? Remember “cooties” anyone?
What is fear?
Fear is the emotional dread of impending doom. Most of the things people fear never come to pass.
This acrostic for fear adequately describes it.
F.E.A.R. = False Evidence Appearing Real.
Fear can cause a misinterpretation of the facts. The key is to focus on what you know, not what you think might happen.
I’m not advocating you pretend like everything is ok when it’s not. Rather, I’m encouraging you to exercise faith.
Fear steals courage. Faith gives it. Fear robs strength. Faith imparts strength! Fear focuses on the unknown. Faith concentrates on God.
Satan loves fear. It is his tool to wreak havoc. Fearful people are prone to bad decisions and are easy to control.
Not all fear is bad, however.
Social media is a great tool if you use it properly. But how can you make an impact without it taking over your life? Here are three tools I use to manage my social media, save time, and look professional.
I have a love/hate relationship with social media. I use it for ministry and business grudgingly.
I love its potential for good and God. I love connecting with friends and making new connections.
I hate the way Satan uses it to spread filth and foolishness. I hate the open sin, bickering, fighting, debating, bloviating, and pontificating.
I use social media because the Lord told me too. That’s a story for another time.
If you were to look at my social media accounts, you will see a lot of posts that make it seem like I must be on it all the time. I assure you that I am not. In fact, I’ll go through phases where I am semi-active and then I stay off for weeks at a time. But my accounts keep going.
How? I’ve found a few tools that save me countless hours, but still allow me to have an impact online.
God intends for His people to live by faith. What does it mean to live by faith? Are you living by faith today? Let’s find out.
The word “faith” is used 253 times in the King James Bible. The Bible’s emphasis on faith is undeniable. We are saved by faith in Jesus Christ. We are to live by faith in God and His Word.
“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.”
Some mock the faith of believers. How many times has a Christian been attacked for being “dumb enough” to believe? How many new believers have been questioned by family and friends? The intelligencia crowd ridicules a life of faith saying things like, “I won’t believe it unless I see it.”
I don’t apologize for believing in God. In fact, I don’t have enough faith to be an atheist!
Did you know that everyone lives by faith of a sort?
We make faith-based decisions all day every day. Before you sit in a chair, you decide if it can hold your weight. Before you eat at a restaurant, you decide if it is safe. When you drive down the road, you trust the other person to stay on their side of the yellow line.
Someone will say, “Not true! I live by science and statistics.” By their own admission, they have faith in science and statistics. Did they gather the information themselves? No. Did they correlate the information? No. Did they see the results with their own eyes? No. Did they double-check to confirm the findings? No. The list could go on. Do you see how faith is involved in the simplest decisions we make every day?
In this way, the atheist and agnostic live by faith along with the religious person. Why? We are creatures of faith. God made every human to live by faith. The only question is, “What are you putting your faith in?”
What is faith? Let’s look at the definition of faith to make sure we are on the same page and learn how to live by faith.
Did you get a check from the government? Should you tithe on it? The answer is clear. Consider this short explanation.
During the Coronavirus lockdown of 2020, the US government is sending every qualifying American a stimulus check. (Didn’t get yours?) You should tithe off of it. In fact, you should tithe off of any government stimulus check. Here’s why.
Proverbs 3:9–10 “Honour the LORD with thy substance, And with the firstfruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, And thy presses shall burst out with new wine.”
The Bible is crystal clear that we should honor God with the firstfruits of all our “increase.” It doesn’t stipulate a difference between wealth gained by working a job, gift, or inheritance. It all comes from God.
When things get tight financially, it seems harder to give, but is it?
I love the fact that God created the tithe as a percentage. We should give one penny out of a dime, one dime out of a dollar, one dollar out of ten, ten dollars out of 100, etc. The truth is we can always tithe. It seems harder to give $100,000 out of a million, but it is only in your head. It’s still 10%.
If I gave you a $100 bill, would you give me $10 back? Of course! How much more should we partner with God to do the same!
God gives you everything that you possess.
James 1:17 “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”