Like a swallow, like a crane, so I twitter; I moan like a dove; My eyes look wistfully to the heights; O Lord, I am oppressed, be my security. | Isaiah 38:14. NASBDo you twitter?
According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary the verb twitter is defined as "to utter successive chirping noise". I don't know about you but I don't think I have ever really used this word before. I knew what it meant just never had an occasion to use it in a sentence. Until now ...
I am twittering!
So for those who have no idea what I am talking about (and that would have been me a few months ago) Twitter is an online social networking service based on simple text. Twitter users can send and read other users' updates or "tweets". The tweets are text only posts of up to 140 characters in length. It is a micro-blogging community that forces people to keep thoughts short. These tweets are displayed on the user's profile page and delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them. Twitter users can receive updates from those they are following via the Twitter website, SMS on a cell phone, RSS, email, or Facebook. It is a fast growing community of people communicating with each other in short thoughts all over the world.
Here is how Twitter describes their service:
"Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?" (from FAQ at Twitter)
Check out the YouTube Video titled Twitter in Plain English to learn more.
Ok, it is time for some "Bible Twitter" or "Scripture Twitter", and "Jesus Twitter". I never would have thought that I would be putting those words together. Anyway, I have two Twitter accounts:
Devotional will be short thoughts about God. My own thoughts or ones I have read or heard recently. Sometimes they will be phrases or a verse right from the Bible. They will be tweets from and about the Word of God that hopefully encourage, challenge, or excite you. They may move you to look up the verse or passage to understand it more, but I pray that these thoughts or tweets will bless you.
Red_letters will simply be the very words of Jesus from the Bible straight to you in the form of a tweet. I will reference the verse so you can look it up if you are so led.
So all you have to do is sign up for Twitter if you have not already and become a follower of one or both of these twitters. Just click on the links in this post and then click on "follow" to become a follower. Please feel free to respond to the tweets with replies to the thought or words of Jesus.
P.S. I am looking for creative ways to spread the word about these Tweeters. Any ideas?