Only the Holy Spirit can save people from themselves. Conducting yourself in a manner worthy to follow Christ online and off-line is a daily practice of humility and surrender. Through the Holy Spirit, bring an awakened heart to your online conversations.
Before you hit that ‘enter‘ button – be sure you are filled with His love.
What does an awakened heart look like online?
- It responds promptly when someone is reaching out, even on the days it feels swamped.
- It acknowledges and encourages others and can empathize with whatever others are experiencing.
- It is blind to status, title, celebrity, or nationality.
- It breaks for the lost.
You can’t give what you don’t have. If your heart is callous, seek out Jehovah-Rapha, your healer—the same one who healed the bleeding woman in the street that day. Touch His robe as He passes by, and believe that only He can resuscitate your heart. Regardless of what the rest of the world values design your online life after the awakened, present heart of Christ.
Until you step into heaven, you will be in the refining process. That’s okay. The Refiner loves you.
He will allow situations that put a spotlight on the yet unsurrendered places of your heart that may trip others up. God commands (does not ask) His followers to be of “one mind” when communicating the life-saving truths of the gospel. He expects us to reflect the values, behaviors, and holiness of Christ online (and off-line) at all times.
“Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ,
so that whether I come and see you or am absent,
I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit,
with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel.”
Philippians 1:27, ESV
Study His Word. Allow it to transform you. Align your heart to His.
Remind yourself daily of who God is and what He expects you to be and become.
What’s God working on in you?