A local hospital chaplain told me the story of a young man whom he had built a relationship with a few years ago. The chaplain had been asked to visit with this young man’s father on a number of occasions.
Our ability to hear from God is similar to the way that we hear anything else. We must turn up what we need to hear and turn down the things that are keeping us from hearing. Think about a recent conversation where it was necessary to really focus because of the distractions around you. In our relationship with God, we need to take similar actions.
So, how should we, as Christians, use our power and influence on social media? Before you post and update or a response, ask yourself if what you are about to post has implications for eternity. If you only had one chance to speak to someone about what’s most important to you, ask yourself if what you are about to say is worth being the last thing they ever hear from you.
For some of us, the idea of God wanting to speak to us or wanting to paint us a picture of his care and love is an idea that is as foreign as hot ice. At times, we think that God might be speaking, but what we feel like he is saying is, “read that Bible of yours and make sure you are following all those rules.”