Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Facebook! What Is It Good For?

Every now and then I think about getting off of Facebook ...
And then I quit thinking that way ... and stay on ...

But this little cartoon would be good for me sometimes - if it were true...


So what is Facebook good for?
Lots of things...
For now I'm particularly thinking about a comment I received when I posted my blog post on moving a few weeks back.  My post was  "Serenity Now".  I was feeling overwhelmed with the moving process and so I was blogging about that.

After telling how I was feeling, I wrote this (in bold letters) : If you have any advice on how to deal with a big move (physically, emotionally, spiritually, mentally) feel free to give it as a comment here or on FB. 

And then I got this simple comment on FB :  
Proverbs 3:5-6. Trust in the Lord with all your heart...

That's all it was. 

That comment was by a high school classmate, Ramiro Rodriguez.
Thank you, Ramiro, so much.

I have known that verse for years... but was not heeding it.
I was fretting, worrying, stressing out - you know, all the ways you can say when a person is not trusting in the Lord, but trying to lean on his/her (MY) own understanding.

Your simple comment, Ramiro, was just what I needed.

And I was reminded of it just this morning, when I sat down in our new little living room in our new apartment   -  and I did not like the fact that everything wasn't put away.  We weren't 'settled'.
(Being 'SETTLED' is always high on my priority list.)

Well, this morning I was reminded of that verse...  and I realized that being 'settled' should have little to do with outward circumstances.
I need to be 'settled in the Lord.'

So what is Facebook good for?
Helping others!  (as Ramiro helped me!)

I don't know if Ramiro and I ever really had a conversation in high school... but because I knew who he was (from Mission High School - GO EAGLES!)- and saw that he was on Facebook - well, we became 'friends' after all these years...
and he ministered to me, after all these years. 


Thanks, Ramiro!

Here's Proverbs 3:5-6 in its entirety...
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.


laura said...

Facebook is a tool, which can be used well or poorly. I rely on it and intsagram to market my art--not sure what i would do otherwise. And that was a great comment! I do the same: I cant rest when I get home from a trip until I've unpacked (maybe we're related...). But moving is huge and you have to unpack in small doses.

Nancy said...

Great comment, Laura.
And yeah, I need to unpack in small doses. Thanks for the reminder.

(I think we ARE related!)

My hometown...

I am thinking of my hometown now. Mission, Texas. And McAllen, Texas. And Mercedes, Texas, where I was born. And Donna, Texas, so near there...