This is posting a little late because my internet connection kept going in and out while I was trying to post last night. I am dating it for 11-13 though because it was suppose to post then.
A few nights ago, or rather should I say, a few early mornings ago, I received a text from a young college age guy from our church. He was first asking for scripture for a particular topic, but it became apparent to me that he just needed someone to talk to. We chatted back and forth in texts for close to an hour and a half. For days I've been contemplating my next cell phone upgrade. I'm an avid texter, but have been reconsidering the amount of my texting lately. I even *shudder* had serious thoughts about what it would be without so much convenient texting.
After the texting with this individual, I realized what a great blessing we have with all this modern technology. I mean how often are we able to travel to where the person is just to be there for them. Modern technology has its inconveniences, like the annoying "ok" or the random "what's up?" texts. But what if we looked at these attachments as opportunities for ministry? What if we used our cell phones and smart phones for God's glory? Not to mention what about our Twitter and Facebook accounts. God has opened up the world to us and we should be using these things to reach others for Christ.
So I'm going to challenge you all.....This week make it a goal to use these devices to reach out to at least 1 person. Try to make a positive impact on that one person, whether it's just a random person in your contacts list or some needy person on your church's prayer list. I'm going to be joining you in this challenge.