I am pretty active with the use of Twitter, Facebook and mjharvell.com. There are a lot of people that are critical of the internet and there are a lot of things about the internet that can be dangerous, but there are also a lot of things that can be good!
Let’s start with Twitter! Twitter allows the people that use it to share a message about what they are up to or thinking in 140 characters or less. You get to select who you will follow and anyone that wants to – can make the choice to follow you. I am following a lot of different ministers, some church members and a handful of professional people. And I am being followed by a small assortment of different people. I can use my phone to get a quick glance at what is going on in people’s days or I can use my computer to catch up on what everyone is up to. Many times it will give me a thought that opens up all kinds of doors for the Holy Spirit to speak and minister into my life. The other neat thing about Twitter is that if you don’t have the internet on your phone you can have updates sent from the people that you are interested in sent via text messaging! Everything is out in the open for everyone to see, so this is a pretty safe way of sharing who you are and what you are up to.
Let’s Look At Facebook! My Twitter updates my Facebook and is also posted on my blog page! Facebook allows you to connect with family and friends and have an ongoing and without end conversation. Once you start Facebook you begin to find and be found by friends and once you are accepted or accept a person as a friend, you can see their post about what they are up to and they can see your post about what you are up to. I have found it to be very useful for facilitating conversations and for sharing information about life and needs that we might have that we would like for others to lift up in prayer!
My blog page – mjharvell.com is a place for me to expound on some of the things that God is teaching me. I try to write articles that will encourage and motivate people to live as Christ Followers! I have people that follow me on Twitter, are my friend on Facebook and take the time to read my blog from all around the world. It is amazing how all of these gifts allow us to remove time and space and have almost immediate contact and connection.
People can and will use these things for evil, but you and I can make the choice to use these things for good! I encourage you to check out Twitter, Facebook and Mjharvell.com – and figure out how God can use them to bless you and allow you to use them to bless others!