Thursday, October 06, 2011

Facebook: i'm just using you

i took a Facebook break last month. it was easy. i didn't miss it one bit. and then when i logged back in a few days ago, it looks all different, there are extra buttons everywhere, i can't find the most recent updates, and a lot of status' are how to stay on Facebook for free...? huh?

oh Facebook, Facebook. what am i going to do with you?

i'm going to USE YOU. that's what.

there are just a handful of reasons why i have Facebook account. first, for some of my friends, Facebook is the only way to get in touch with them. for real people, get an email address. also, i use Facebook for "business" purposes. i have a Facebook page for my blog, for my HappyBaby events, for Gorbella's, and i help my parents with their B&B Facebook page. and finally, my Grandma in Minnesota just got on Facebook! i have cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and even my Great Aunt, that live all over the US and are on Facebook. Facebook- as much as i don't like to admit it- is a great way for us to stay in touch.

Facebook is a tool. 

i am going to use Facebook to spread the Good News of the Gospel. my status updates will be straight from the Word of God. not all 400 "friends" of mine know Jesus. but they know me...and maybe i can be the one to introduce them by simply sharing His promises in my status updates. Facebook is a tool for my great commission. i am going to use Facebook intentionally.

what if we all used Facebook this way? what if we used Facebook to encourage one another? or to tell our friends about a miracle God has done in your life? what if we all posted John 3:16 and not just at Christmastime? what if we asked our Facebook friends how we can pray for them? what if?