Its One O’clock in the morning and you can’t sleep. You toss and turn and then this tiny thought crosses your mind. “I wonder if anyone has commented on my Instagram post from earlier this evening?” In the middle of the night, when everyone else is sleeping, you give in to the flickering pixels of your phone and enter the land of social media.
It is startling how mobile technology has changed our lives. To think that Zack Morris was carrying around his brick sized cell phone only twenty years ago is mind boggling. Today we can access any information on any continent at any time with just the slide of a finger. Its a beautiful thing, but like all technologies, there is good and bad.
If you’re like me, you check your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts multiple times a day finding yourself scrolling past hundreds of messages about people’s families, pets, political opinions, personal conflicts and religious beliefs. I find it easy to get pretty bummed out with all the junk people post, not to mention the terrible advice that floats past us from people none of us should be listening to.
Everything on the internet is correct. isn't it?
In light of all this, I want to make a difference. I want Legacy to make a difference in the day in and day out routines of people’s lives. People will be formed by what they read on social media, so why not put stuff out there beyond typical church announcements? Why not curate material from reputable authors, speakers, theologians, and from scripture itself, that people can find and share as they browse. Then those seemingly mindless moments on social media actually help people take tangible steps towards becoming more fully devoted followers of Christ.
That is the idea behind GROW. We’re excited to announce that we've created two social media outlets for you to follow and friend that will put out carefully chosen material every day, to encourage and inspire your walk with God!
Facebook, like the page “Legacy Grow."
Twitter, follow “@legacygroups.”
My hope is that God would use this technology to spur you on toward love and good deeds.