Saturday, August 20, 2016

Why do we do this?

We all want to start a movement. Start a Facebook group, or page, or a blog. Maybe we even want to start a meeting in our home the way we think things ought to be.

Let's examine how often we go to someone's blog, or Facebook group, or page.  How often do we go to someone's home group?  Why would more people come to our camp than we spend at other people's camp?

Statistics say people spend more time on FaceBook than any other social media.  That seems to be where the sheep are (hint for pastors).  But, a lot of FaceBook I have found is similar to preaching to the choir.  It seems like we are gradually  building an "amen" section.

Can we get really excited about the number of Likes and Reshares from Facebook?

Yes, and No.

Yes, because there is a higher probability of on the fence people seeing the posts and being inspired to go further with Jesus.

No, because i am not sure of how much follow up those "on the fence " people get once they are moved by the post.

But, on the other hand, it really isn't about numbers.  What if one of those readers is a woman at the well?  Or a preconversion Billy Graham?

This passage sems relevant:

I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
(1 Corinthians 3:6-8 KJV)

What happens when we strip away ALL SELFISH motives and become totally abandoned to following the Holy Spirit?

I will leave this post without a conclusion..... Let's ask God (James 1:5).