How to Share Scripture #SocialMedia

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When I have tried to teach people how to use graphic cloudware like, Canva, I get blank stares. Most of the time, the people I teach social media to want three things:

  • Ready-made content.
  • Not spend too many hours on a blog post.
  • Painless graphics.

Our sponsor, bibleverses.com, has an interesting website where you can get engaging content, graphics, and a quick look up of verses. The graphics are connected to their Instagram account. On Instagram, you can share other people’s graphics. If you do share other people’s graphics to your Instagram account, make sure you use popular hashtags to gain a new audience and write a comment that ends in a question to encourage conversation.

Blog posts are typically between 300 to 900 words depending on your audience. They don’t have to be a lot of work, but they do need to give value to people. Like this sponsored post, I care about you so I only allow very few sponsored posts if the site itself has value for my vision.

In this case, the vision is for people in the pews to be mobilized to share the Gospel on their social media through relationships. What does this look like?

Share a verse with someone today from the site that encourages them to look closer at Jesus. 

Live Prayer Update: Psalm 4

Live Prayer Going On Now

Go to Facebook page, personal, Periscope, or Twitter between 5 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. 

Psalm 4

For the music leader. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David.

Answer me when I cry out, my righteous God!
    Set me free from my troubles!
        Have mercy on me!
        Listen to my prayer!

How long, you people,
    will my reputation be insulted?
How long will you continue
    to love what is worthless
    and go after lies? Selah
Know this: the Lord takes
    personal care of the faithful.
The Lord will hear me
    when I cry out to him.
So be afraid, and don’t sin!
    Think hard about it in your bed
    and weep over it! Selah
Bring righteous offerings,
    and trust the Lord!

Many people say,
    “We can’t find goodness anywhere.
    The light of your face has left us, Lord!”
But you have filled my heart with more joy
    than when their wheat and wine are everywhere!
I will lie down and fall asleep in peace
    because you alone, Lord, let me live in safety.

How to Have Quality Time With God

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Aside from the fact that what I posted online was bordering on a vent, that thought soon attached itself to another thought: What does quality time with God look like?

Is it opening my Bible on the hour of six a.m. every morning, reading a few lines of scripture, saying some prayers, and going on with the day? What does it matter if you spend seven days every morning reading the Bible or three, if seven days becomes a rut where you forget what God was teaching you in those moments?

People feel shamed and humbled when they encounter one of those deep prayer warriors. They are wonderful people whose seven day a week prayers are truly the quiet, deep waters of thought that we all seek. They are different than most people. They make you want to be different.

So rather than stress over not delving into the Bible seven days a week like them, why not just spend a deep hour studying the Word on your schedule? With your phone Bible app, you can snack on the Bible verses throughout the day.

It’s about quality, not quantity.