Ascension, Pentecost, and Social Media

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!

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One response to “Ascension, Pentecost, and Social Media

  1. Alan Rudnick

    Came across your post on a tag search. Good luck with your 10 days of “fasting”.

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