18Nov

how to be an online game changer

Right here, right now, online you can reach in minutes the physical ground that the Apostle Paul and other game changers covered in years. Like Paul, each one of us can use God’s Word to teach, warn, motivate, and inject God’s perspective into popular culture.

You can share your life and how God is moving in it. You can mobilize people to pray, to give, to rebuild, to extend hope, and to step forward with the fresh revelation and power that God promised each and every one of us.

Here are seven ways to start…

  • Pray. Ask God the best way to share what He is showing you.
  • Make it your business to know God’s Word. Use scripture in context, and share with others what it means to you, as the need arises.
  • Use a variety of resources. Provide friends and followers with relevant resources or links, such as sermons, videos, and blog posts that may instruct or inspire them.

  • Use open-ended questions. Spark deeper conversation and build strong, sincere, online rapport. Doing so will help you gauge what’s on the hearts and minds of people in your community.
  • Keep a prayer journal. List the key people you interact with online. This can change weekly or monthly. Beside each name write the needs or ways the Holy Spirit is leading you to pray. Track the testimony!
  • Bring your faith-based perspective to conversations. During local or global tragedies such as random violence, earthquakes, floods, and war be prepared with a Christian worldview. Your words can be powerful and bring hope to seemingly hopeless situations.
  • Find a wise pastor or writer who inspires you. Share his or her thoughts with others. You can find many great Christian leaders with perspective that you may wish to “borrow,” but always remember to attribute your content. It is an honor to be an echo chamber for other men and women of God.

What else can you do to change the game online?

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  • Anonymous

    Great list. I use to keep a prayer journal long ago, but haven’t had one in a few years. Thanks for the encouragement. I think it’s time to bring it back.

  • Tami Heim

    Maurilio – as you know – I have to write things down so they don’t slip away. I am sure there is an app or one waiting to be created for this very thing……..Hmmmmm. Power on!

  • http://thebridegroomscafe.com Kmac4him

    Thanks! Great Wisdom! It is sad just how shallow our culture has become… intimacy is a lost art… deep relationships have been crushed by this generation of disposability and surface satisfaction that expends with a fast pace society has fostered the isolation etched into our electronic age! This is a time to “Get Back To The Basics Of Life”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEGp9SPdtfo The basics of life: Simply-Significantly Jesus, Infinitely-Intimately So! How do you do that on twitter…facebook be personable and tweet-speak with Kingdom Hospitality that is not stamped in cultural quickness but is impressed with a deep genuine love. Make an imprint on the soul of tweeps! Say hello, be kind, express God’s love personally, encourage each other deeply-personally… that takes time but I say it is time well invested because it is chipping away at the isolation of our culture and opening up our hearts… spirit to spirit! Just Do It… Be Like Sticky-Sweet-Jesus! I hope huge we all become very
    personable online… tweeting to truly make a genuine difference in another person’s day by breaking up cultural isolation with the genuine love of Jesus! Simply-Significantly Jesus, Infinitely-Intimately So!

  • http://thebridegroomscafe.com Kmac4him

    I find that journaling really and truly clarifies things… kind of like Holy Spirit clarity when you put things in writing… writing to me is the cement of clarity! Enjoy your day!

  • Tami Heim

    Thanks for sharing Kim -powerful and simply beautiful – just like you! Blessings dear friend.

  • http://twitter.com/SandraHeskaKing SandraHeskaKing

    Practical steps. Perfect steps. I want to be an echo chamber for Him. So I need to be emptied of everything that would block His voice.

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  • Tami Heim

    Me too Sandy – me too.

  • http://www.tonyjalicea.com Tony Alicea

    One of the most fulfilling things I’ve been able to do is pray for others that I’ve met online. As I hear of things they need, I literally stop where I am and begin praying. Rather than say “I’ll keep that in prayer”, I can honestly respond with “I just prayed for you.”

    It’s encouraging to them and to me!

  • Tami Heim

    It is amazing what God does to our hearts when we stop in that moment and pray for another person. Amazing what happens to us on the inside and how it brings us closer to the person and their need. I am with you Tony – it is encouraging – plus a privilege.