ESTHER’S WARRIORS MINISTRY
May God’s blessing be upon you today and every day! We are swiftly moving through the month of March and on toward Resurrection Sunday. As we progress through the season of Lent how is your relationship with the Lord? Have you purposed to spend more time with Him, read the Bible more, set aside prayer time to commune with His Spirit?
In our fast paced world we can easily diminish our time with Him and after a while that consecrated time can become a thing of the past without our even realizing it. I watch people and so many are constantly using their cell phone, texting and tweeting. Using various forms of social media, people post about every detail in their lives. I cannot help but wonder if we took some of the time we spend on social media to develop a relationship with God how our lives might change. Now I am not suggesting that we eliminate social media from our lives. Clearly it is here to stay and has become a way to connect and stay updated with others. However, have we gone too far?
Jesus promises us that, “…I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20 b) He is with us always. Where are we? Are we lined up with His perfect will for us or are we just fitting Him in once in a while when we have a crisis? Maybe we attend church and think that is enough ‘God time’ in our life. Going to church does not translate to having a relationship with Him. He is with us ‘always’ not just once or twice a week. Where are we?
Here are some things to think about when grabbing your cell phone or sitting down at your computer to socialize. Before you text send God a quick message of thanksgiving for all He does for you each and every day. If we can text with a non-stop flow of information about our life and feelings surely we can ‘text’ to the One who created us and has an awesome plan for our life.
If you use twitter you know there is a 140 character limit to what you tweet (post). I have observed some who tweet about everything with great frequency. If you are a tweeter send God a quick snapshot of where you are at the moment. Tell Him how you feel, seek His help and give it to Him because unlike the vast number of people who may read your tweet, He really cares for you!
If you are a Facebook aficionado truly think about all you are posting. Remember, everyone can see what you write. Do you really want potential employers or even current your current employer reading some of what is on your wall? As a believer, remember that this very public face you project also reflects to the world who you are and who you appear to be as a Christian. Social media is a great tool to present God’s best in you to the world. Think about that before you hit the keys! Are you reflecting Him or something else altogether? Again, take some of your Facebook time and post on God’s wall. He is online all the time!
When all else fails, when all around us seems to be in disarray there is One Who is always there to help, console, and lift us up if we let Him into our lives. Relationship is key. Take this week to look closely at each relationship in your life. Most importantly, look at your relationship with Him. Purpose to up the social media time with Him and watch what He will do in your life!
Please join us this week as we ‘pray the states’ toward the 2012 Presidential election. Each state is important in forming our United States of America. We commit to pray for a different state each week so we not only provide prayer cover but also to make us aware that our country is bigger than the space we personally occupy in it.
This week please cover Virginia admitted to the Union June 25, 1788, in prayer. We are praying for each state in the order of admission to the Union. Pray for wisdom and discernment for the political leaders, pastors and church leaders, the people residing in Virginia and for all in our Nation. These are our United States. Let us pray that we will arise united ‘for such a time as this!’
Thank you for your continued faithfulness to pray. Each and every prayer is most important. Keep our servicemen and women and their families in prayer for salvation and safety. They are our front line in the natural. Let us be their front line of defense in the spirit. Pray for all recovering from natural disasters in our country. May God richly bless this week and may your social media network expand exponentially with Him!