Posts Tagged ‘prayer’


4 Steps to Ignite Your Prayer Life

prayer, Christians online, evangelism, digital evangelism“Satan trembles when he sees the weakest Christian on his knees.” ~Wm. Cowper

by Toni Birdsong
As you eagerly set out to connect with those God has placed in your digital path, do so with an awakened, prayerful heart (a concept we dive into deeper in the book @stickyJesus: how to live out your faith online).

An awakened heart listens, shows up, responds, and follows through. An awakened heart is steeped in prayer. While prayer can’t fit into a formula, this simple ACTS approach is a great way to escort you into God’s presence and bring about effective prayer.

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the call of Christians to respond in fervent prayer

prayer, Christians online, sharing Jesus, Charlie Sheen, Japan earthquakeIf my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. ~
2 Chronicles 7:14

by Toni Birdsong
War. Famine. Disaster. Depravity. The need for prayer around us—especially in the past several weeks—is deafening. (And yes, that prayer extends to beloved misfits like Charlie Sheen).

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No. 5 & 6 social media secret weapons: power up

prayer, bible study, social media, Christians online, Joanne Heim, Toben Heim“So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” ~Isaiah 55:11

As Christians we use social media differently. So, this week we introduced you to four old school tactics to amp your time online: sneakers (log off, get outside), a coffee cup (face to face fellowship), a kitchen timer (guard your time), and letter writing (connect heart to hand).

Secret weapons #5 & #6: Our last two Social Media Secret Weapons go together: the bible and a prayer journal. Both need to rule your time, your heart, and your intention. Every single day.

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the secret to sharing Jesus with impossible people

web evangelism, Christianity, faith, Book of JohnJohn 3:16 is as sticky as it gets. This awesome verse is the heart of the gospel and packs the kind of power that interrupts even the most impossible, stubborn, know-it-all heart.

by Toni Birdsong
In this verse Jesus was speaking to Nicodemus, a respected member of the Jewish council. Nicodemus was a scholar who knew the law of the scriptures inside out but—who like the other Pharisees—lived his life clueless about the Love (intent) of the scriptures.

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7 tips to maximize your time online

You have given me only a few days to live. My whole life doesn’t seem like anything to you. No man’s life lasts any longer than a breath. – Psalm 39:4-5, NIRV

If you were told you had only a week to live, chances are you wouldn’t spend your last precious hours surfing, clicking, and LOLing. Living in the Land of Shiny Things extracts all sense of time.

Time simply slips away. What you think will take a few minutes takes an hour. There’s always a form to fill out, an email to answer, an attachment to send, a profile to update, or a comment that just can’t wait.

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potluck friday: what’s the desire of your heart?

Humble yourselves [feeling very insignificant] in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you [He will lift you up and make your lives significant].

James 4:10, Amplified

Today we serve up our desire for humility. We pray that this one word non-resolution resolution will lead and guide us in all we do.

Dear Lord,

You will lift the humble and take down the proud. When I go online each day, may the world see less of me and more of You in my words and interactions. Give me your eyes to see more of others and less of myself.

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the armor of Light: your power online

The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.

Romans 13:12, NKJV

Light shines. It glows. It illuminates creation and weaves brilliance into beauty. That’s lovely and it’s true but it’s not what the Apostle Paul is talking about when he writes to the Romans in Chapter 13. He isn’t so much focused on the beauty of light as he is on the power of light against darkness. He tells the believers in Rome that with their rebirth in Christ, they gained “the armor of light,” which rendered the final score:

Christ follower 1 ||  Satan 0

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The best armor for any battle is your faith and complete trust in the Father, Son, & Holy Spirit. #LiveSticky

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our thanksgiving prayer

Dear Lord,

You are Jehovah-Nissi, our Banner. You’ve captured our hearts and set them on fire. We are stuck on You – forever. May our lives be a living recommendation to others of the new life that we have in You.

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits. ~ Psalm 103:2 – NKJV

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a prayer from the heart of a digital scribe

Dear Lord,

With one word You spoke the world into being. You spoke light. You spoke man. And You spoke love with Your Son, Jesus. You fashioned me long ago to live and move in this time, and I will man my post with Your authority and Your power.

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you got to be there…

Every day I learn more about the different ways to “be there” for someone I’ve never met face to face.  Social media makes that happen. When I read through my Facebook and Twitter feeds I usually find someone out there that is hurting or in need of prayer.

I feel a deep desire to respond.

Why? Because early in the morning I try to place my heart wide open before Him. I trust that He is with me and then whatever rolls before me on the daily updates of my friends and family– I accept what impresses me as His assignment for me.

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