a short burst of inconsequential information, a chirping as of a bird.
Christians Tweet Jesus all day long. Several times a day we find ourselves chirping, “Lord, help …” or “Thank you for ….” Our less than 140-character prayers confirm that we are following Jesus and they may even be sweet sounds to our Creator. Prayer tweets, however, will never lead us to a true knowledge God.
How well do you know the people you follow on Twitter? How well do those who follow you, know you? Would a person you follow, recognize you if you sat beside them on a cross-country flight?
It takes more than tweeting to get acquainted with someone and it takes more than prayer tweets to build a relationship with God. Had Jesus tweeted the model prayer it would have ended with “our daily bread.” Forgiveness, temptation, and the threat of evil would not have been mentioned.
Keep Tweeting Jesus
but don’t forget to take time
to get better acquainted with him through
unhurried prayer and reading his Word.
Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the Lord. (Jeremiah 9:23-24 NIV)
Martha Hawn VanCise©2014 www.signpostsonhightrails.com