A few weeks ago I closed my Declare session with these words and wanted to share them here today. As we consider the call to use our social media spaces with intention, authenticity, awareness, encouragement and influence, let’s put these gifts God has given us at the cross with open hands, asking God to do with them what He will – not what we would.
Heavenly Father, we are honored and humbled to be in this place. Thank you for women who declare your name across timezones and state lines, across oceans and to the ends of the earth. GOD YOU ARE THE WORD, you created everything from nothing with the power of your word, your voice, your breath. Thank you for calling us word-loving-women to use our gifts to continue creating for Your Kingdom – not ours.
God we thank you for the platforms you’ve given each of us, these places and spaces online where we have the privilege to shine for you. We are grateful that you call each of us to speak into so many different areas, to encourage so many with our own unique stories, so that we can be lights shining to the ends of the earth, not all clumped together in the famous places.
As we use the words you’ve given us with intention, help us to keep our focus on people over platforms and names over numbers. May we use the gift of these spaces and the talents You’ve given us to reach the hearts of those you bring into our lives, whether in real life or online.
We confess to you now the times we’ve used our platforms for our own glory, and we ask your forgiveness, and a renewed fire to share the messages you give us – whether they feel popular or viral or like what anyone else is doing. God we know you are for us, that your plans for us are good, and that you have created each of us for exactly this time, to grow your kingdom – not ours.
God we pray for wisdom as we go forward from here. Now that we know, give us hearts to obey & opportunities to let Jesus shine. And remind us that you always, always, get the last word.
May the words of our mouths and the meditations of hearts be acceptable in your sight, oh Lord our rock and our Redeemer.
Doris Swift says
Amen Crystal! Beautiful words to our Father. May we always be intentional in relationships, and glorify God in all we do.
Joy Lenton says
Beautiful prayer, Chrystal! So apt for Christ-following women who seek to elevate Him above all and write for His glory alone. Thank you. Blessings. 🙂
Tara Ulrich says
Thank You Crystal! So much Yes. I am reminded of the words we read in Scripture John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” May we always remember this truth!!