I have come to notice that it is very easy to be bold about Jesus on social media. There are countless videos, status updates, and blog posts all dedicated to spreading the Gospel. Don’t get me wrong, I think that it is absolutely wonderful that His Word is going forth in such a dark place. The internet can be a great tool for evangelism. But, how many of us are being this bold in real life?
How many people have you physically spoke to about Jesus today? In the last week? Month? Year?
I pray that the zeal and passion that I see here on Tumblr is an accurate representation of people’s actual faith. Jesus did not only call us to just sit behind the comfort of a computer screen and preach to the masses. Let’s face it, it is truly comfortable. You can delete comments you don’t like and block people who bother you. You can also turn anonymous questioning on and off whenever you want. With a click of a mouse you can erase persecution on here. Sure, it hurts to read the spiteful and sarcastic stabs at Jesus, but eventually you get over them and move on.
Please, let your relationship with the Lord be more than your social networking. Am I perfect at this? No, this post is just as much for me as it is for anyone else.
I encourage you to truly be bold and seek the Lord everyday for opportunities to share about Him. Be in the Word more than you are online or more than you fill up on books about Him. Spend time in prayer praising God for who He is and interceding for others. Ask that the Spirit would direct you daily as you seek His will.
If you want to be like Jesus then live like Him; don’t just type like you are