Even as I think it is a passing fad, I find that I love Twitter. I like knowing what is going on with friends. I enjoy keeping up with certain sports teams, players, and thought leaders. It is good to follow some of the happenings around me on a frequent basis without having to stop what I am doing.
As I try to explain Twitter to those not tweeting (the act of talking through Twitter), I find myself describing something complex yet simple. The simple version is this; I share my comments on life moment to moment with those that follow me. I listen to the comments of those that I follow. Technology is involved, however technology is merely a vehicle. The point is that I listen and I share.
In order to tweet, there is a simple requirement that trumps all others. One must be willing to share. If one is not interested then there is no point in starting. If one thinks it is important to operate out of side, do not consider the idea. If one likes hiding, then stay away.
When it comes to God, many try to explain something that is complex without the simplicity. A long time ago, a wisdom father laid out a simple instruction. “Put your entire trust in the Master Jesus. Then you’ll live as you were meant to live—and everyone in your house included!” (Acts 16.30, 31) You can make the relationship you have with God more complicated. It does not need to be, but you can.
If you are not familiar with Jesus, there are words that also work in substitution. Try using the word Love. Other combinations can work together. You can use the words of Compassion, Mercy, and Community. The last words are partially incomplete, but you begin to get the idea.
Life is messy and complex. Twitter requires technology and many things behind the scenes that I do not understand. Both come down to simple constructs and an invitation. Do I want to share? Do I want to walk with God?