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Hey guys! I am honored that you would take the time to read this blog. I hope that what I have to share will be worth your time. You may ask yourself, "What's up with the title of this blog?" The title Siloam's Pool comes from John 9:7. There was a man who came to Jesus who was born blind. As Jesus and the disciples passed by the man, Jesus used this man's condition to teach an important spiritual lesson to his followers. Jesus affirmed that the man had been born blind in order that God might be honored through this man's life. Then Jesus said in a dramatic statement, "We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world." (John 9:4-5). He then told the man to go and wash in the Pool of Siloam. The name "Siloam" means "sent." The man went and washed and came back seeing. It is my hope that through this blog, that perhaps someone might see as a result of the truth that is shared here. I will do my best to honor your time. God bless!

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On Being a Positive Influence
August 4, 2011

          We live in an age today where social media rules the web. Everyone it seems has a Facebook account, a MySpace page, or now even a Google + page. All of these media outlets in and of themselves are not necessarily a bad thing. Think of the many ways that you can be a positive influence on these social media sites.

            I want to encourage you today to use your Facebook, MySpace, or any other social media outlet that you use to be a positive encourager to other people. You may not fill your page with quotes from your desk calendar, but you can use the power of social media to lift others up.

            The Bible says in Colossians 4:6,

 Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. (ESV)

          How does your use of social media reflect the truth of this verse in your life? For many of us, we use Facebook for nothing other than an avenue to vent our frustrations. Though we may have real struggles and hair-pulling experiences, let us encourage one other with words seasoned with grace and keep our frustrations off of the airwaves. If you need someone to pray for you and your situation, send a private message of let your local church know how they can pray for you.

            I think that one of the best things we can do is start a new Facebook revolution. Let’s start a new movement of positive influencers and turn Facebook into more than just a place for useless information about our lives. Let’s turn it into one of the greatest sources of encouragement in our modern technological age.

 

            The Lord bless you and keep you;

            the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;

           the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

                                                                                 (Numbers 6:23-25, ESV)

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