Let’s be real. Being a Christian on social media is daunting. At least it was for me. When I first felt called to my faith in my social media content, I cringed. I was afraid that people would be annoyed and think that I was being judgemental. Whereas it’s common to be “spiritual” these days, being “Christian” is being religious and that can rub some the wrong way. At least that’s how my brain wrapped itself around this topic.
Thankfully, after lots of prayer and time with God, I discovered it can be easy and fun to let my joy of the Lord pour out into my profiles. Social media has not only brought me closer to God, but it’s helped me reach people who might never think about that kind of thing.
Here are some of my favourite ways to joyfully share faith on Instagram:
1. Share Your Testimony
Why do you believe? What happened to you? In what ways has God impacted your life? People love hearing your story! If this sounds daunting, take time to write your testimony and sort out some of the details. A bonus of this activity is that it will also bring you closer to God and help you to see how God worked in your life.
2. Give Thanks
When you have something to celebrate, include God in your list of family and friends that you thank! Social Media is all about the highlights and people tend to love posts that thank and acknowledge someone they love.
3. Share Bible Verse Graphics
There are plenty of great Bible apps available with hundreds of Bible verses already designed in gorgeous graphics ready for you to repost and share. If you prefer to go DIY, you can even write out your favourite verses on paper and arrange it into a flat lay.
4. Demonstrate Your Faith In Action
The next time you are involved in a Christian charity or church event, snap a picture and share. These subtle moves open the door people the people in your life to ask about that event, creating space for you to mention your faith.
5. Say Hello on Sunday!
Spending Sunday at church? Pull out your phone and grab a picture with a few friends. A bonus of this one is that the next time you invite someone to church with you, they might recognize a few familiar faces, thanks to your introduction on social media.
6. A Sneak Peek of Your Quiet Time
The next time you have quiet time with God, take a photo of your sofa, location or cup of coffee and write a simple caption explaining what you are doing. An even easier idea for your caption is to quote an inspiring sentence from your caption.
7. Give Yourself and Others Grace
Talk about concepts like grace, forgiveness, and mercy. These ideas can help open people’s hearts to God’s presence as they come to see that there is another way to live.
8. Share an Inspiring Sermon or Podcast
Don’t worry if your posts don’t lead to big moments where you get to bring someone to Christ. Think of your social media as a conversation starter. It lets people in on other aspects of your life, that you might otherwise not get to share.