ONE WEEK HIATUS
As much joy as I experienced earlier today the reality is that it has been a tough couple of weeks filled w/ 8 funerals and now on Tuesday I will be officiating another here in Albion and then joining my family via Zoom for my sister-in-law’s funeral out in Salt Lake City. All that to say that I have decided to stay off social media for a week in order to recharge and spend more time in prayer. That also means that both the Go Scatter blog and Refill with Randy will not be posted this week but will resume next Monday. Thanks all. Pastor Randy
“Five Ways FB Can Positively Impact Your Prayer Life” by Pastor Randy
Let’s face it, it’s pretty easy to pick on FB these days between the whistleblowing, the unending political posts, the cries of censorship, and the general time suck that can result from any social media. But, being the glass half full kind of guy that I am, I want to share…
5 Ways Can Positively Impact Your Prayer Life
(1) Scroll Down Your Newsfeed and Pick People to Pray for
I don’t know about you but there just doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day to pray for everyone that I might want to but scrolling through FB gives me a chance to see who is specifically asking for prayer as well reminding me of others who I may not have been in contact for a while but God has put on my heart.
(2) Put a Post on Your Wall Offering to Pray for Others
I have some pastor friends who consistently do this on the same day and time every week, which makes it helpful for others to know that the opportunity will be there, but whether you do it weekly or once in a while I think it conveys to others that you are willing and wanting to pray for others so they will message you whenever something arises.
(3) Pray for People You Disagree with VS Debating with Them
If someone posts something that you disagree with you don’t have to get angry and get into an argument, instead you can practice self-control and simply pause, pray for them (not just for them to start thinking like you), and scroll down.
(4) Choose a Few Friends Everyday Who You Will Take the Time to Read Their Wall, Pray for Them, and then Reach Out via Messenger
Simply put, you can’t keep up with everyone all the time, nor should you), but you can take the time to show care for a few, or even one, each day.
(5) Pick Out at Least One Person Each Day to Publicly Praise
After choosing someone you should spend time: praying for them, praising God for them, and then posting an encouraging message on their wall to publicly affirm them.
Try any or all of these out for at least a week and then let me know if it has not only helped your prayer life but also your overall attitude when online. Happy scrolling!!!