I’m thankful for the internet. I’ve been able to reach so many people with inspiration. Not just with selling my books via my website, but also with sharing things online. I have made some really good friends, and really good acquaintances. It’s not what I’m most thankful for but it is one of many. – Lucinda Berry Hill www.lucindaspoetry.webs.com
Surfing the internet is a bit like driving a car. There are streets here in Wichita that I literally avoid because they are just too rough. I opt for a smooth ride… call me crazy. We all know that making wise choices on the internet just makes sense and usually keeps us out of trouble. There are all sorts of speed bumps, and there are fake people all over the place. On facebook alone there are people who take military photographs and use them to create false facebook accounts. I admit, it took me a while to catch on to that, but I’m so much more careful than I used to be. Today I decline many friend requests, especially if we have no common friends.
It’s sad and scary on the internet – but it’s also a wonderful tool for ministry! I can post little rays of God’s love and His Word every day on pages like AMERICA, BLESS GOD and POEMS & PRAYERS FOR MY SAVIOR. It’s such a blessing to share encouragement in groups like A SECOND HELPING OF WELLNESS… WITH A DASH OF HUMOR & A PINCH OF FAITH and I’M A BASKET CASE.
A journey of a thousand sites begins with a single click. – Author Unknown
God gives us choices because He created human beings – not robots! Free will… it’s not a curse, but a gift from our Creator. If for any reason we choose unwisely, we need to know that God will forgive and allow a U-turn. We just have to make that U-turn and not look back!
Let’s pray for courage and wisdom to use the internet to SHINE for Christ:
I wish you safe surfing with no creeps on your facebook account. I wish you many friends and acquaintances along the way. May you have wisdom from God to choose good sites and stores to visit on the world wide web. There are good things, but please remember there are also bad things. Please be cautious and careful as you surf.
I’ve been blessed to minister via the internet since 2012 with blogs and through facebook. It’s a real pleasure to design and post Scriptures, poems, sayings and quotes that uplift and encourage others! May God bless you through something on the internet today. 🙂