This week I joined two social media websites that I said I would never get into, Instagram and Twitter. Instagram really isn’t that bad, I’ve actually been enjoying being able to take a picture, edit it a little and post it for a quick update on what we’re doing. But Twitter…. (sigh) I’ve made fun of twitter since it started, why on earth you would want to post status updates all day long is beyond me. So why did I get into these?
Hebrews 13:17 says “Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give an account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
I mentioned in my last post about doing some “remembering,” and with that remembering comes a lot of thankfulness for those who watched for my soul as a teenager. The prayers that were said on my behalf were numerous at times I’m sure! Kenny and I do a lot of praying for our teens but we also try to do a lot of checking up on them as well. One of the many ways I have been doing that is through social media like Facebook and now Twitter and Instagram. It’s just one (or two) more ways to get in touch with our teens and hold them accountable for the way they use these sites as well as a way to be encouraging to them too!
If your on Twitter and/or Instagram look me up!
If you are a parent or youth worker reading this, let me encourage you to check out what your teen has been doing on these sites. Often times you will be surprised at what you will find! Hopefully you don’t find anything to be alarmed by, but just the same, do some checking, keep your teen accountable to what they say/post and what they are reading. Encourage your teen to have good friends (online ones too) who will edify them and help them to grow spiritually.