6Jun

You Can’t Out-Tweet God

Twitter, Christians online, social networks and Christians, social media, share your faith onlineFor no word from God will ever fail. Luke 1:37

By Toni Birdsong
Our words awaken us. Even unspoken they have the power to pry open our eyes and chase the sun as it begins to rise. Our words stampede the hours; wild horses on fire in a race to ignite significance. Human words can rally enthusiasm, stir a heart, and quiet life’s throbbing—for a little while.

But our most brilliant words have severe limits. While our linguistic potency is multiplied by bandwidth and terra bytes, our words still fail to achieve any lasting impact. (Ummm . . . Who said that cool thingy? What was that awesome post? What was that sermon about? What did that blogger say last week?)

So we keep talking. And talking.

But the Truth will always remain that . . .

We can speak of life. But God’s Word creates life.

We can speak of love. But God’s Word accomplishes Love.

We can speak of hope. But God’s Word produces hope.

We can speak of justice. But God’s Word achieves justice.

We can speak of heaven. But God’s Word opens heaven.

In the digital environment of streaming words and scrolling wisdom, it’s easy to forget that God’s Word achieves in one whisper what the world’s 6,900 known languages fail to achieve in a choir of intellect and persuasion.

The Word of God:

Lives forever. For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. 1 Peter 1:23

Overcomes evil. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God lives in you, and you have overcome the evil one. 1 John 2:14

Penetrates hearts. For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

Opens eyes. The prophecy of one who hears the words of God, who sees a vision from the Almighty, who falls prostrate, and whose eyes are opened. Numbers 24:4

Nourishes the hungry. Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Matt 4:4

Protects those who use it. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Eph. 6:17

Goes viral on its own. In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power. Acts 19:20

Wins every time. For no word from God will ever fail. Luke 1:37

So today, if you haven’t done so already, forfeit your most brilliant words and allow God’s Word to stream (and tweet) through you.

Do you ever find yourself improperly influenced by your own words, posts, and tweets or the words of others? How do you check yourself?

Post/tweet this today:
God’s Word achieves, breathes, & cannot fail. You can’t out-tweet the King! #LiveSticky

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  • http://kellysinging.com KellySinging

    Check it by asking God for a spirit of discernment.

  • Anonymous

    Always a great place to start — before your hands hit the keys! Thx Kelly! The proactive prayers are the ones we need the most.

  • http://kennysilva.net Kenny Silva

    I loved this! Being a writer, I love words. They’re the crayons in my box. 

    In falling in love with and attempting to make art with words, however, I’m made painfully aware of their insufficiency. I’ve experienced so much that words simply cannot describe, yet every one of those experiences were sustained and created through God’s Word.

    He spoke the world into existence and upholds the universe by the hand of His Word incarnate. God’s Word is forever while our words are so finite and small. It’s so easy to get caught up in our words and forget that there is so much more for us. 

    Thanks for the reminder!

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  • Anonymous

    Amen x 10, Kenny! The gap between us and Him is so laughable. I love that He “allows” writers and creatives to even share a drop of the creative process. YES — He has SO much more for us, SO much more! 

  • http://twitter.com/Kmac4him Kimberly McCarthy

    Thank you! Very powerfully put!  We Are The Bride Of Christ!  We Must
    Settle IT!  We Are The Bride Of Christ! We Must Be…. Completely His! 
    He is simply-significantly our enough.  Whose we are is enough! We Are
    The Bride Of Christ!