I must admit, I really like the social networking groups on the Internet, especially Facebook. Not to promote one group over another, but I use Facebook everyday, not just for giving and receiving motivational messages but to connect with old friends and make new ones.
I have had a Facebook page for many years but since no one I knew was on it, I didn’t use it very much. It was only after my pastor and several church members got Facebook pages that it became relevant to me.
What amazed me about Facebook is that I started out with about five friends and today I have 188 Facebook friends. How did that happen? I first connected with people I know. From those five people, they happen to know people that I know so I requested their friendships and then other people saw me on my friend’s page and requested my friendship and it went on from there. In a matter of weeks, I now have close to 200 friends.
It reminds me of the scripture in 1 Corinthians 12:13: By one spirit, are we baptized into one body. The Church is made up of a body of baptized believers; untied by the blood of Jesus. Ephesians 4:16 says: For because of Him the whole body (the church, in all its various parts), closely joined and firmly knit together by the joints and ligaments with which it is supplied, when each part [with power adapted to its need] is working properly [in all its functions], grows to full maturity, building itself up in love. (Amplified Bible).
When the body of Christ, the Church, come together and everyone is working it his or her calling and gifting, and anointing, then we can do what the Apostle Paul says in Ephesians 4:13: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.
Until next time “live in excellence.”
Evangelist Ladia T. Jones