All You Need is Love...
Ok, I think it is safe to say that we all know you really need a whole lot more than love to exist. Water, food, shelter...social media. The true necessities. =) Our church kicked off the year with a time of prayer and fasting and it was amazing. Our social media fast was such a MUCH needed thing for me personally. I had a friend say "Sheena you are such a millennial" referring to my social media love affair and she was so right! Normally, I don't think of myself as a millennial, but I am one, and social media is apparently my downfall. If you have never taken time out to disconnect from the world, DO IT! Less comparing, less judging, lots more Jesus.
One thing that has played on my mind a lot the last few weeks is simply John 13:34 and 35. “Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other.”
That is how people will know we are His. Pretty plain if you ask me.
Our world is so divisive. Social media has made it so easy to see others opinions and share our own without the guts it would take to say it to someones face. We are "hidden" and "protected" to say what we really think, oftentimes not really considering the wisdom of what we are doing. We are able to put out our best and hide our worst and I think it can cause people to assume you are ok instead of coming to you and really finding out how you are. We were made for real connection.
How are you connecting? How are you loving? How are you showing the world that you are His? I encourage you to reach out to a friend you haven't seen in a while. Ask someone to a meal and keep your phones off the table. Send handwritten notes to people you are thinking about. Nothing makes me happier than getting a sweet and simple note in the mail from a friend. How wonderful to be thought of! Look people in the eye and SMILE when you are out and about during the week. There are so many small things we can do that make a big difference in the lives of others. Lets not get too busy to remember that how we treat each is other and who we shine our light on is really all that matters!