But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells. ~ II Peter 3:13
By Tami Heim
Yes, I’m still savoring Christmas, but I know this calendar year, whether I’m ready or not, is steam rolling into the history books. For some it’ll end like a strong sprint across the finish line or, at the other extreme, it’ll wash over as a muddled mess. Either way, 2011 is ready to wave its final good-bye and that leaves you and me almost standing face to face with 2012.
During this little gap between Christmas and New Year, are you trying to get a grip and orient towards whatever is new, better, and hopeful? How are you building your bridge between the timelines of the old year and the new one coming?
Our Prayer for 2012
We pray you will grow and discover new ways to make your voice heard. We ask God to give you a sense of urgency and an intense willingness to amp up the digital expression of God’s love and life in you. May the body be the body and radiate a magnificent cyber glow, living out boldly this great faith online. The world is desperate to see God’s glory in this time and place. You, beloved Christ followers, are His chosen point of contact. We pray you embrace the assignment and live each day to make Him known in the world.
We Encourage You
He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” – Mark 16:15, NIV
By Tami Heim
The command has been given. There’s much work to do and it’s time for you, beloved digital disciple to GO. Don’t keep this lost and dying world waiting another moment longer.
The journey starts HERE:
- Pray – Pray – Pray – Submit your heart, time, and online conversation to the Lord. Allow Him to power you up before you power on each day.
- Focus on the agenda – Stay on mission. Know why you are there and Who you serve.
- Listen carefully – There’s a lot of chatter, but among it are real people in real need of the Truth that can save them.
- Understand there’s a person behind every post –Hurt people hurt. It’s no different online. Don’t judge or discriminate. Ask your Father to see the person behind the post through His eyes.
But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.
- I Peter 3:15, NIV
Will you share your story?
By Tami Heim
When you decide to surrender your life and follow Jesus, the combination of His love and grace activates a massive transformation. When God’s story becomes your story, change begins on the inside and then moves outside where others can’t help but notice it. New replaces old and life is never the same again.
The Holy Spirit works in and around you. Whether someone’s known you most of your life or meets you for the first time – it’s quite clear – You are different.
As you daily live out your faith, God uses this difference in you to draw others to Him. Job #1 mandates you to be ready at all times to give the reason for the hope that’s within you. Now you no longer need to wait to be asked.
Inspired by Max Lucado and his new book, God’s Story, Your Story: When His Becomes Yours, a movement and site called His Is Mine launches today. With its release comes the opportunity for you to share your story throughout all your social media networks. Join with other believers and be a global witness in such a time as this.
Be courageous and take heart all you who hope in the Lord.
By Tami Heim
But many who heard the message believed; so the number of men who believed grew to about five thousand. Acts 4:4, NIV
Peter and John knew well the walls of captivity, but it never slowed them down. For them every situation was an opportunity to share Jesus with a new audience. When they spoke, people were saved and lives changed. The Holy Spirit perfected the sequence of their words and they courageously delivered it.
- Assert the name of Jesus.
- Share the message of salvation.
- Extend the invitation.
- Step back and watch the Holy Spirit complete the work.
God used ordinary men to move with extraordinary confidence and courage. For them, nothing else mattered – nothing. That same power and courage are waiting to be released in you.
Your Word is an anchor for my soul.
By Tami Heim
God’s Word is your divine advantage in a wired world. In Psalm 119, David extols God’s precepts and principles as constant and eternal. God’s truth lives independent of time, change, and most certainly cyberspace.
His Word anchors you securely no matter how fiercely the digital current tries to toss you like a wave on the sea.
When you are grounded deeply in the truth, it amplifies your influence and miraculously enables you to redirect the worldwide conversation for His glory.
Here are 10 truths from 20 verses found in Psalm 119. They promise to anchor your soul and keep you steadfast as you make Him known in a digital world.