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      We live in a Communications Explosion!  Because of the internet and social media, the world is literally at our fingertips.  And, because of social media, we can read what tons of people are saying and thinking, and we can respond as we choose.  But…things are getting out of control.  Our nation is more divided than ever, and that’s due – in a big way – to social media.
     Personally, I don’t have a blog.  (The one you’re reading is only updated ever so often.)  I don’t have a Twitter account.  I’m not LinkedIn.  I’m not on Instagram.  And, while I do occasionally post on Facebook, it’s usually a picture of my grandson, family or church event…or to comment on a ’70’s baseball player!  I do this purposely, and not because I’m ‘super-spiritual’, but rather to resist the urge to constantly be running my mouth (or trying to get as many people to ‘follow’ me as possible).
     One of our biggest problems in today’s culture is we simply talk (or shout…or post…or Tweet) too much!  Long ago, someone said, “God gave each of us two ears and one mouth to ensure we listen twice as much as we talk.”  There’s a lot of truth in that.  We’re told to meditate on God’s Word day and night, to always keep the Bible on our lips, and to practice what it teaches…then we’ll be prosperous and successful. (Joshua 1:8)
     Try the following this week:  Resist the urge to comment about everything you see or read on social media.  In fact, give social media a rest for a day or two.  Read the Bible – carefully.  Copy down a few verses, and think about those, asking God to help you implement them in your life.  Listen to God for a change – and shut out all the shouting around you.
     God Bless You – we would love to see you at Crossroads this week!
Pastor Doug