Are you on Facebook or Twitter? If you are, then you’ve seen lots of posts of famous quotes like “Be the change you want to see in the world” by Gandhi or “Spend time reading and receiving the Truth every morning, because the world will only lie to you the rest of the day” by an unknown author. Maybe you’ve seen people post their favorite Scripture verses like Psalm 118:24 “This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” or Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” These things are encouraging, but do they make a difference? Does it change how we live?
What if we all decided to live our lives like our Facebook and Twitter posts? What if we decided to be the change, to spend time in the Word, to rejoice in our days and trust in the LORD? That would make a difference. It wouldn’t just impact us and the way we see our lives and the situations that come our way, but it would impact everyone we come in contact with throughout our day. Let’s face it, other people would notice and some would be nosey enough to ask you the profound question everyone would be thinking…”What’s gotten into you?”
Jesus said in Acts 1:8 we are to be His witnesses everywhere we go. He told us in Matthew 5:16 to let our light shine because it would cause others to praise the Father. Our actions impact other people’s view of God.
I love Frank Edwards, the pastor of my church when I was a teenager. The first time he spoke to our youth group he said, “Your life may be the only Gospel some people read. Make it a good read.” The reason so many people have a problem with Christians today is we say one thing and do another. It’s time we started walking the talk.
I want to challenge you to live out your Facebook and Twitter posts. If you do, lives will be changed, starting with your own!