24Nov

giving thx 4 twitter

It doesn’t take you long to gather that people use Twitter in a variety of ways. Some use it as a marketing tool, as e-mail, as conversation among business teams at conferences, and as a texting channel in small groups. It’s easy to jump into the flow of the conversation and find your voice here. You can use the search box on the right side column to type in key words of topics that interest you. More than likely, you will find a conversation out there that you feel comfortable joining.

Numerous conversations happen 24/7 regarding faith and Christianity. Plugging those key words into the search is fast and easy. By finding these conversations and participating in them, you can learn and be inspired. You can observe how others are keeping it real and living their faith online. Participating in conversations with other believers provides you with solid discipleship training for this mission field.

And really, how can you not be completely awe-struck when you witness eternal truth traveling the speed of 140 characters instantly making a dent the daily darkness of the twitter streams?

Twitter is about delivering high impact in a few words.

Do not be hasty in word or impulsive in thought to bring up a matter in the presence of God. For God is in heaven and you are on the earth; therefore let your words be few.”

Ecclesiastes 5:2 ~ NASB

This platform will challenge you to be clear and to the point. It will force you to drop the clutter and focus on your mission. Twitter also allows you to post links to other Web sites, videos, and pictures. With a provocative statement and an attached link, you have the opportunity to bring someone into an experience that could change his or her life for eternity.

Always remember there’s heavenly power in a single tweet flowing from a heart drunk with Divine influence.

If you’re on twitter, what do you like best about it? If you aren’t, what’s holding you back?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/cherylpickett Cheryl Pickett

    I am on Twitter, but I don’t like it nearly as much as FB. In fact right now, an engineer has been working for almost a month to fix a bug within my messages so that feature is close to useless to me at the moment which is unfortunate, as that is one part I like.

    I find it a lot easier to get lost in the crowd and ignored on Twitter, but I know people who swear by it. I do have a good Twitter story though.

    Not long after I started using it, I saw a tweet about a family who was visiting 52 Zoos in a year. I love zoos so I had to click. Found Marla Taviano (who recommended this blog this week :-) I followed their zoo adventure. They had a final stop celebration at their hometown zoo in Columbus. I’d always wanted to go to that zoo & figured that would be a great time. She & her family was the first internet friend I met in person. She also let me offer one of my books in her give away so that was great too.

    Fast forward to this summer, Marla, her husb and a group from their church went on a mission trip to Cambodia. She blogs a lot about it since coming home, and her heart couldn’t be bigger for those people. It’s so uplifting to read and support her in prayer. About a month ago, I realized one of the people she connected with there is actually on FB. He and I are now friends too. If nothing else, he knows he has another sister in Christ that cares about what’s happening to him on the other side of the world.

    All that from one little tweet!

    P.S. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!!

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  • Tami Heim

    Thanking God today for all the people I’ve met on twitter that became friends on Facebook and now make my life richer as friends IRL (in real life.) What a joy and privilege to travel this part of life with you. #Linked4Eternity

  • Tami Heim

    I love your story Cheryl about a sweet little tweet and I love Marla, too. I know that story well – it’s incredible what they did and continue to do. The world just keeps getting smaller, doesn’t it?

    Even in the noise, God connects us to the voices He wants us to hear.
    Delighted He has connected us with YOU.

    Blessings on your Thanksgiving!

  • Toni

    I like Twitter because for me it’s easier to share Spirit-led moments throughout the day. Those moments then ping pong throughout the stream and begin a form of digital worship, many times seen by faithful non-believers in our community. I don’t have to formulate and think through a blog and I don’t have to over analyze a strategy before I post or tweet. I simply tweet to my niche community what the Spirit is leading me in that day. It’s powerful and that platform nicely flows over to Facebook for me. It’s a 24/7 Spirit-led conversation. That’s the view from where I sit.

  • Toni

    We need connection platforms here on earth because we are unable to attain the 24/7 worship and fellowship we know we were made for in this day and age. I think Twitter is a compliment to that. And yes, personally, I have made divine connections via Twitter that may not have happened otherwise. My life is far richer for the digital blessing of Twitter. I’ve met lifelong friends that I will someday recognize immediately in heaven and the tweet fellowship will continue…//

  • http://twitter.com/SandraHeskaKing SandraHeskaKing

    I like–no love–Twitter because I met you both there. And now I feel like you are sisters. I like how it’s teaching me to mince my words