What Does Your Social Media Say About You
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Delivered By
Pastor Jonathan McGary
Delivered On
May 20, 2020 at 5:30 PM
Central Passage
Matthew 5:14,16
Subject
What I Have Noticed Ch. 15
Description

Hey Y’all, Jonathan McGary here with Pleasant Hill

And this is another episode of:  What I Have Noticed.

 

We live in a digital age with computers, smart phones, iPads, tablets and social media.  

Nearly everyone has access to at least one of these type devices and Hundreds of millions, if not billions, spend at least some time on some form of social media, whether it be: Instragram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Tick Tock, YouTube or some other medium.  

 

You know what I have noticed?

 

People document all kinds of things, take all kinds of pictures and videos, share all sorts of different material, and communicating to others through their various social media platforms.  Some more so than others, but not matter how much or how little, I know I do, and if you are watching or listening to this, you do as well.  

But Christian, what are we sharing?  What are we viewing?  What are we communicating?

The Bible says in Matthew 5 and in verse 14:  Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.

And then in verse 16 it says: Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven.  

Whether you realize it or not, or intend for it to happen or not, what you do on the public forums of social media says volumes about you.  

Whether you are purposely using social media to minister and encourage to others, or to simply communicate, or be humorous, or informative, what you do says something about who you are.  

And while many people use social media as a mask that conceals who they really are, what you share, “like”, “re-tweet”, or post communicates something about you.  

 

So my question that I have asked myself, and I am asking you is this...

What does your public social media practices say about you?

 

Many of us have friends, and followers on Facebook that we have never met, and don’t really know other than through acquaintances, or social media.  In many cases all you know about them is what you see on in their public online habits.  

If that is true than the next question is this: 

If the only thing someone knows about you is what they see on social media, what would they say or what do they think about you?

What kind of light, or whose light are you shining?

Would they know that you are a Christian?  Would they glorify your God based on what they see?

What if you are the only Jesus that, that person gets to see?

 

Social media, the internet, and digital technology can certainly become a stumbling block if we allow it, it can be a magnet that drags us away from God, and not closer to him.

 

But it can also be a wonderful tool that God can use for good, and for his Glory.  

I am not saying you have to put your spiritual life on display in a public way on social media

But Won’t you let your social media habits be one that would please the Lord and allow people to think highly of you and your testimony?

 

I hope you will notice what I have noticed.  

I hope that in all you do in life you will find a way to allow your Light/God’s light in you to shine, so that others will see God in you and be drawn closer to him.

 

Until next time, remember that I love you.

 

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