Lore Ferguson, Stephanie Ike and Heather Lindsey. These are just a FEW of the women I observe quietly. Either through their blog or their Twitter or their Youtube. I watch and ponder and digest the deposit of food God baked inside of them. They are my peers, yes, but so much more. I get fed often and it is through this unique blessing of the internet. Only 10 years ago we were starting to socially benefit from this technology. But even then we could not have perceived the value it would bring in forming relationships and building ministries. Sometimes we build ministries and do not even know it.
At the onset of this year I received 2 messages, one on Facebook and the other on Instagram. The fb message said that a friend of a friend had been “following my work” and wanted to introduce me to someone who was willing to pay for my assistance. The IG message was from an old college friend who-unbeknownst to me-had purchased my book and was immensely blessed by it. We hadn’t spoken in years and I was overwhemed with encouragement.
There is a beautiful thing happening in this generation that has never been able to happen before because of the advancement of technology. We are able to encourage, comfort and minister to one another with the stroke of a key on a keyboard. Or the touch of a keypad on a phone. Im using my iPhone to type this very post!😊 Yes sometimes its used to bully and tear down but in the right hands connections are made that build the kingdom, restoration occurs in relationships, and acquaintances become friends. Maybe even lovers.
I gleam so much from others who are vulnerable enough to go there. We are all walking out life and no one has it figured out entirely, but when we put our parts together I think we can glimpse the whole picture of what God is trying to show us: His Face. His Love. His intention when He created man.
We only need eyes to see.
And maybe a Youtube or a Blog to record it.