Love Tweets with God (Love prays part 2)

by Craig on March 17, 2011

Yesterday, after part one (here) two of you guys commented, and filled in a blank that I should have mentioned. Both Kim at From Doing to Being, and Patti from A Grateful Heart referred to 1 Thessalonians 5:17, “Pray without ceasing.”

That verse has always spoken to me of my “tweeting with God” thing. “Without ceasing” means all the time – and I do take it literally – that all day long, God would like us to be in a near constant conversation with him.

Usually there’s a little context to go with a verse to clarify its meaning. But this time it’s just one item on a big list of “live this way” statements.

It’s like if Paul were speaking to me, and saying, “Craig. Stay on course. Be diligent in love. Don’t give up. Eat a balanced diet, exercise, read the Word. Pray without ceasing.”

Contextual help would be if he said to me, “Craig, I know your sleep has been useless lately. I know thinking is harder and your body is rebelling. Take the extra vitamins, just try to get through this tough period the best way you can. Therefore, pray without ceasing…”

Without a context to guide the interpretation, we’re allowed a pretty free rein, so long as our interpretation squares with the whole of Scripture. And so “pray as if tweeting, incessantly, continually, casually” – this could be exactly what he means.

Thank you Patti. Thank you Kim.

So now a little more about my prayer tweeting process…

No matter how busy I am, I can throw up little tweets to God. It takes as little as a second to involve God directly in a worry, or task at hand.

It could take as little as a word.

Even better – just a thought.

How long does it take to think something to God?

We reason things out in our heads, in conversation with ourselves, almost constantly.

Tweeting with God is like taking this internal conversation one step upward, into an ongoing conversational prayer. Every time I begin to reason with myself, I stop, and involve my chief advisor. It’s as easy as thinking out loud, and has the added benefit of Divine feedback.

It goes like this. I write a word. I think to myself, “Hmmmm. There’s a better one. I could use this – or that. I think I’ll use this.”

God tweeting is as simple as adding a “You think?” toward heaven. It doesn’t mean I’ll hear angels singing – it’s just a nod to heaven saying, “I’m open to your opinion if you have one”.

It’s reasoning with a side order of “God” twitter.

I’ve found that the less I “tweet” with God, the less of God I have in my life. The more God I have my life, the better my life is.

It’s simple.
I live,
I tweet with God,
I live some more,
I tweet some more.

Our Lord is too huge to imagine. But one of the nicest things about him is that he gets really small just for us. He spins the universe in perfect order and then says, “Come. Sit on my lap. Tell me what goin’ on.”

That’s nice!

I think God wants to tweet with us as much as a teen wants to text.

He’s omnipresent,

omniscient,

and all-powerful.

That’s the big part of God.

The small part is that he cares about all our stuff

big or little

and he wants us to tweet with him about all of it.

Please come back tomorrow.

Today was the jelly – the constant and casual part of prayer.

Tomorrow is the peanut butter – the perfect part of prayer.

In God’s Love.

 

 

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

A. March 17, 2011 at 9:49 pm

I am so grateful God cares about our ‘little’ things, too. Can’t wait to learn about the peanut butter!

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Craig March 18, 2011 at 9:58 am

He really does A. I used to think he didn’t. But he does, for me it might be brown or blue socks – and if I care – he cares. For others it might the LBD or LRD. If they care – he cares. He kind just plain cares. :) God bless you A.

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Michelle March 18, 2011 at 4:20 am

Will it be crunchy? I’m thinking so.

So the days I walk and pray constantly are good, and the days I walk and just admire nature are good too? Great.

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Craig March 18, 2011 at 9:59 am

Sorry Michelle – just smooth delicious creamy here. No chunks. But it’ll be very peanut buttery good. And amen when you pray constantly – I think God hearts that – and as you appreciate the nature he created – he hearts that too. :) God Bless.

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Christina March 18, 2011 at 5:54 am

Foster talks about “flash prayers” which is quick prayers for people and situations whenever you think of it. You drive by an accident and send up a prayer for the people involved. In the middle of your day you think about a friend and say a quick prayer for them, etc. I love the idea of “tweeting” prayers. Thanks for your insight, good stuff as always:)

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Craig March 18, 2011 at 10:02 am

I think the difference would be “flash” prayers are what I call “SOS” prayers – a situation arises, or a worry and zoom – off goes an SOS – kind of like a flare. Tweeting is just more chit chatting with God all the time about pretty much everything. I just stopped typing and gave him a nod – because I know he gets it. And it made me smile. Thank you for that. God Bless.

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Debbie March 19, 2011 at 2:40 am

Thank you for this! I love how we can convey God to others in terms and ways they can relate to. Like tweets. :) That is just perfect! :)
Tonight I read a blog about God caring about the details. The author mentioned that He cares because He desires His glory in it all. That really touched me, that no life is mundane or ordinary. Each moment is designed down to the details, to glorify Him. :)
God bless you and every tweet you and He sends!

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Craig March 19, 2011 at 7:58 am

I have to admit – the tweets are mostly in my direction to him. It’s as if he’s got like 10 gazillion followers or something :) He communicates with me mostly through the Word, and people, and the occasional tweet.:) I heart having you here Deb. God Bless.

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