Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. Psalms 1:1-2 NKJV
To the believer: Why are you letting social media be your teacher? Why are you seeking most of your advice from memes? Don’t let social media be your teacher! Many people in our generation our looking to get words of encouragement and direction through Internet search engines, 15-second videos, blogs like this one, and memes.
When we have moments of struggle we pull up our favorite social media account and thumb through the timeline hoping to distract ourselves and pull ourselves into the world of others. If there is a Scripture posted or other encouraging quote we like or comment with praise hands and keep scrolling instead of taking a moment to sit with God and see why it resonated with us. Why? Why not see if God has anything else to say on the matter? Why not use these tools as a stepping-stone to push further in your own personal study time?
We like, share, and repost updates that encourage us and allow that to be all we use to press on with the remainder of our day. But did you know that God is more than willing to give you your own rhema word? That simply means a word straight from God, right here and now for your specific situation.
The word tells us we should meditate in it day and night. Sit with it, allow it to minister to us that we may understand it, believe it, apply it, and see the manifestation of it. Yet we choose to get bits and pieces of other people’s study time and think that’s enough to fill us up. IT’S NOT!
Do not neglect private time in your own Bible! You don’t have to miss out on what God is attempting to do in and through your life and you don’t have to get the information second hand from the people you follow on social media.
Let social media be your confirmation if anything but don’t let it be your teacher. That’s what the Holy Spirit is for. Get in your word so He can fill you and teach you all things as it relates specifically to you and the people you will come in contact with! (John 14:26)
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Melanie N. Lee
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