There is no doubt that social media has changed the world we live in.
The fact that I’m blogging about this, soon to be sent out to the masses instead of writing a letter to a friend, kind of proves my point.
When I’m writing, I always need to keep in mind that anyone could read this post after I’ve published it. Depending on your settings, social networks like Twitter can also become very public. Granted, some online social circles like Facebook, limit your content to the people we know, but some of us know a lot of people.
Speaking of circles, Google+ has been pushing some hard advertising (including during Thanksgiving Day football), which promises that users can limit certain content to different circles of people. For example, less personal content to co-workers.
For those unfamiliar with Google+, click HERE to check out JeremyNortonBlog on this social network.
So why all this talk about social networks? Well, believe it or not, my thoughts come after reading a passage from 1 Chronicles. In chapter 16, we can read the following: “Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.” (Ch. 16:8-9)
In our world today, social networks give us fresh new ways to “proclaim his name” and “tell of all his wonderful acts“. However, much like our face-to-face communication, we often forget to tell of the numerous blessings and lessons that we receive from the Lord each and every day.
Unfortunately, we likely spend more time posting about the cute and crazy things our children do, then what God is doing in our lives.
Don’t get me wrong; our families are important. And grandma would be quite upset if she didn’t see those frequent grandchildren posts. Nevertheless, if we’re to be honest, when something miraculous happens in our lives, we often keep it to ourselves. In some cases, we may tell our spouses or a couple close friends, but that’s usually it.
I wonder; how would our social media circles change, if we spent more time posting proclamations about the numerous God moments in our lives; instead of how cute our kids look eating sliced apples?
When was the last time you made a social media proclamation?