Facebook or TheBook

What is most important, what has long-lasting, what will be the best choice for me today? Today I considered what I am most devoted too. I asked myself what matters most to me personally, what is my driving force and are my choices today aligned with that goal.

I am a Disciple of Jesus by choice, I am living my life with an eternal destiny in view and a daily realization that “any moment”, “in the twinkling of an eye” my Savior and Lord could return to take me home.

When I woke up this morning my thoughts immediately began to thank God for restoring my Spirit in His great compassion. Every night I lay down, not knowing for a certainty, you know, I could not say beyond a shadow of a doubt I will be here tomorrow, and so when my eyes are opened, my conciousness is restored, when I know who I am, where I am and whose I am I start thanking God for continued faithfulness to give me another day. Last night it rained, turned cold and I never missed a snore. Psalm 3:5 “says I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety, for the Lord was watching over me.”

I, by the sustaining power of Christ, lay down and from that moment on my life was all in His care. The world kept moving, creatures and nightlife all moved without my knowledge, the heating unit maintained its temperature, the rain did not intrude into my space, my wife of 47 years was tightly snuggled next to me, and I knew none of it until I woke up. I woke up, yes I woke up in safety you know why? this verse says it was because the Lord was watching over me!! Hallelujah! to God be the Glory and Praise, His faithfulness was demonstrated again and so I thanked and praised Him.

Then, the trouble came, the momentary thought of choice. Would I check Facebook or TheBook? This should not even be a choice, but because I am made in the image of God the thought came to my mind.

What has God got to do with FaceBook? I am glad you asked. God is all about relationship, He wants the same things we want from our Facebook friends. We expect to have many followers, guess what Jesus wants disciples (followers) too. We expect them to respond to our posts even when we are not with them personally, they can’t see me make the post but I expect that they will take time to read and respond. God expects us, even though we can’t see Him, to read TheBook and respond as well. We check for likes, loves, wows and other emotions the Facebook allows, God also wants love and likes and our emotions to be given to Him.

What’s the big difference? unlike Facebook, I will never get a “your friend” is no longer in your friend list. Romans 8:38-39 puts it this way:  [38] For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, [39] nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

The end of the story The Book makes that promise that I can depend because the author of TheBook (the Bible) sustains me. Facebook with limited liability.

I choose TheBook

 

 

Published by Benjamin

Servant of all I meet through the power of Jesus, Husband of one, Sandra, father of three and grateful to express my faith. Because like the apostle Paul I was once one of the worst of sinners, but through grace, mercy and peace from God now I am saved eternally.

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