As I put my things into the overhead bin, I noticed that my seatmate was playing with a new Apple iPad. So, I thought, this is the person assigned by God through the Delta Airlines seat assignment system. This is my next opportunity to be someone who truly follows Jesus.
After takeoff, he started flipping through apps again. He had just bought the iPad a few days earlier. He had purchased internet time on the GoGo in-flight internet system that Delta offers on many flights. So as we jetted toward Orlando, he was all over the internet using his new iPad.
As our conversation progressed, I learned more about him. He had a new job after many months of unemployment. He was changing careers and doing job training in Orlando for his new job. He was a follower of Jesus.
Still engaged with his iPad, so I asked him if we could become friends on Facebook. I told him there was something I would like to show him on my Facebook page. So right there somewhere over southern Georgia, he requested to be a friend on Facebook. Using his iPad on my Facebook account, I accepted his friend request.
Then we looked at the tab on my profile called Grow. We explored several articles about growing in your relationship with Jesus.
Being Facebook friends, I can now keep up with him, we could exchange messages, I could pray for him as he updated his status. We exchanged messages a few times. One time, I wrote:
I am praying for you as you grow into your new job. Please continue to send these updates as you have opportunity. You are welcome to read my blog at http://seabourn.org where I share things from my own personal journey.
I am asking my friends to pray that I will be “the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing”. [2 Corinthians 2:15]. Would you join me in praying this into my life? Please send me any specific things I can be praying for you, Luke.
I think that is an amazing prayer to ask for. I really like asking to be an aroma for Christ. Never thought of it quite that way. I can definitely testify that God has given you that! I will definitely check out your blog… Thanks for praying for me. I really appreciate the prayers. Please pray that God will give me strength, and confidence to go down the path he put me on.
So, we’re on a journey together which began on StartingWithGod.com living in my Facebook page. The journey started about 30,000 feet over southern Georgia on an iPad between Facebook friends. It continues in Facebook messages and email exchanges.
Why not add the Grow:: StartingWithGod app to your Facebook page? It’s easy. It’s free. Here’s how:
While you’re adding tabs, why not add the God? evangelistic tab to your profile also? Here’s how: http://www.everystudent.info/fb/facebook4.html.
You never know when might have an opportunity to help everyone know someone who truly follows Jesus using your Facebook page.