“The world changes, but my message doesn’t.” ~@stickyJesus
I have connections.
In high places.
I need to remember that when I log on.
Because Facebook and Twitter and other social media sites are all about connections.
And those connections are all about the “human universal need for relationships” carried out in a digital community.
Paul didn’t water down the sticky content that came from his Connection. He just “shape-shifted his communication style” so that his listeners would “get” it.
He related to them so they could relate to Him.
The online mine field is loaded with danger mission field is littered with brokenness.
And I carry a precious Message around in this unadorned clay pot of my ordinary life. (See 2 Corinthians 4:6–MSG)
A message that can shine through my own broken places.
So I need to make sure I am plugged in and grounded with my Connection before I follow Him on my daily jaunts into this land.
Where I can reflect His light.
Where I might be tested and tempted.
But where I can also touch and be a channel to transform.
And in the process be touched and transformed.
Where I can build honest and real heart-to-heart relationships without fretting about the number of heads in the ranks of my followers.
Because He is in charge of it all.
I want my followers to see His reflection through me.
To begin a relationship with Him.
To grow deep in their relationship with Him.
He has given me (and you) the holy privilege of sharing His message at this time and in this space.
“He entrusted His tribe to leave a legacy that would reach far into the future and rock lives until the end of time. You are part of that legacy.” ~@stickyJesus
And I am in awe.
Jay Cookingham says
“I want my followers to see His reflection through me.”
I do Sister…you’re a wonderful daughter of the Most High! Merry Christmas!
You so encourage me, Jay. Merry Christmas.
Lyla Lindquist says
I’m liking what I see of this book, Sandy. Gonna have to break down and add it to the list. This reminder of being intentional with our use of media, it’s an important one.
Merry, merry Christmas to you and your family, my friend.
So looking forward to walking with you on this field in the new year, Lyla!
Does sound like a great book. Love your thoughts and love to reflect on the incomprehensibility of God’s plan and love for us. Amazing!
So many avoid this opportunity. You are a light, Jason.
And yes. He is amazing. 🙂
Toni Birdsong says
Alright Sandra, I refuse to come here any more! Your words yank tears out of me with the turn of a phrase! This was such a BEAUTIFUL post. Thank you for falling into this content with your whole heart. I suspect God is preparing to do a mighty work with a heart so inclined to share His word with others. May you be stirred to go beyond the ordinary. We love you. And your words.
Dear Toni. If you don’t come here, I will have to come to you. I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that we were able to spend time together last month. What a blessing that was. What a blessing you are. Thank you stirring.
Ice cream! 😀
S. Etole says
you share rich treasure here … sticky treasure
Deep Christmas blessings to you …
I treasure you, Susan. And your words. Joy to you.
Susan J. Reinhardt says
Hi Sandy –
Loved this post! In our desire to connect, may we always keep that one special connection strong.
Merry Christmas, Susan. Thanks for being such a faithful friend.
Wow Sandra — everytime I visit here, I realize, I need to come every day! You dig deep and root out the hard spots, softening up my heart.
and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family — snugglies and all!
And a Happy New Year to you. Looking forward to working on our heart gardens hand in hand. 🙂
Anne Lang Bundy says
I carry a precious Message around in this unadorned clay pot of my ordinary life … A message that can shine through my own broken places.
Yeah, I knew that. But I think I’m now coming to understand it, and (slowly), maybe even appreciate it.
The appreciating part . . . that takes time. 🙂
“unadorned clay pot of my ordinary life”
I love this description! It’s easy to see ourselves as ordinary and overlook the treasures that God has created us to be. When we keep this perspective in mind, I think will God’s Word will be the overflow of our hearts and people will not be able to help hearing and understanding His truth.
Beautiful! Thanks so much for visiting and sharing that wisdom!