Today we had an insightful and inspiring conversation with Tami Heim. She is the author of "@Sticky Jesus: How to Live Out Your Faith Online."
The book looks at the Internet as a mission field and shares practical ways to shine a light to others through the use of technology. I found myself nodding and adding "amen" and "that's right" as I enthusiastically agreed with the message and mandate. Here are some thoughts:
-People like to share the shiny stuff. However always remember, light trumps shiny every time.
-You have the privilege of sharing the story that will stick to every generation.
-You were born for such a time as this. The newest mission field is at your fingertips. No passport needed.
The book closes with a prayer to honor God on the Internet. Here is a portion:
Here I am. Send me as a flawed but focused messenger of your truth in this Web-based world. I'm stepping out of this boat, cutting straight through the sea, and heading directly into the fire...knowing You are already there to walk with me. I surrender my online agenda to you. Through your holy hands, recycle my life as an acceptable vessel for your glory. Lead me to the fields white with harvest and I will labor there until You come for me. Touch my eyes, remove the scales so quick to overlook, judge, or dismiss the beating, seeking hearts You've appointed to my path. Each one belongs to
You; each one ransomed by precious blood.
Ignite in me the fire of Paul and pour into me the timing of Esther as I move and breathe online. I surrender my affections for the things of this world and exchange them for the brilliance of a Kingdom that will not fade. Restore your glory in this Land of Shiny Things, oh Lord, and start your work of revival with me. Amen.
Find out more (including some fantastic articles) at the official website.
Working in media I am constantly amazed at the light-speed pace at which we are moving when it comes to technology. It's both spectacular and scary! Which is why I so much appreciated Sticky Jesus and the reminder of who we serve. It was a comforting, especially after viewing this video and truly feeling like In " temporary residents and foreigners" 1-Peter 2:11. " It's Corning's expanded vision for the future of glass technologies. Wow! Incredible stuff here. Check it out...