I started pondering… listening… a few days ago… about the idea of a “social media fast” starting today and going through Pentecost Sunday. I spent a couple days praying about it, and felt like last night the Lord was really drawing me in and confirming the idea.
Social media is WONDERFUL and I use it all the time! Just going to lay it down for a while to listen to and focus on the Voice of God.
Why today? Why Ascension through Pentecost? [I’m glad you asked…]
We have been remembering and focusing on the amazing 40 days that the Risen Jesus hung around on the earth in His resurrected body. [Ok– WOW. That one still gets me…] But on this day, Ascension, we remember that the Risen Jesus told his followers to wait for power and then rose into heaven (cf. Luke 24:49; Acts 1:5-8).
Those first followers then spent 10 days waiting, listening, praying… it was a transition period from the Presence of Jesus… to the Presence of the Spirit. Yep, another Comforter (John 14-16).
So what’s going to happen with me? I don’t know, but you never do when you fast. But practically speaking? You won’t see me on Twitter, Facebook, or blogs until May 31st. I love you all and wish you a wonderful 10 days! Shalom!