With all this “stuff” about talking to God rolling around in my little brain, it dawned on me that God uses a type of celestial Twitter when he wants to talk to me for a moment during the day.
Some of you are thinking, “Twitter? What’s a Twitter?” Others of you are thinking, “Where’s he going now?”
For those of you who number among the uninformed, “Twitter,” according to Wikipedia, is
a free social networking and micro-blogging service, that allows its users to send and read other users’ updates (otherwise known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length. Updates are displayed on the user’s profile page and delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them. The sender can restrict delivery to those in his or her circle of friends.
Its like an email, only shorter. And it is instant. And, if they are “following” you, others can see the same thing on their computers or cell phones. They can also chime in, if so inclined.
The whole premise is based on the question, “What are you doing?” The logical response is “I am _________ing right now.” But it really goes far beyond that.
When you are directly referencing someone or something they have tweeted, you use the “@” symbol followed by a person’s Twitter name; e.g., @joe where do you want to eat?
Back to God’s tweets…
At any moment God can “tweet” you: “@ joe what are you doing?” Or, “@joe, you need to think through how you’re going to respond to that person’s question. Don’t just give her what you’re thinking — it won’t work.”
God tweets all the time. We should be, but we don’t. The better we become at it, the more entertaining/useful it becomes. With the “earthly” Twitter, you soon discover that you’re hooked on it and communicate with others through it all the time. Being addicted to tweeting with God could prove to be lifechanging.
@God please keep tweeting me. I’m beginning to catch on…