I realize that by posting about tweets for two days in a row I might give you the impression that I am an avid Twitter-er. Um...that would be wrong. I signed up for a Twitter account about a year ago...maybe even two years ago...and was surprised when several people signed up to "follow" me. I hope they haven't been too disappointed, because I've never given them much of anything to follow. I just don't seem to have anything to say in 140 characters or less.
And until recently, I really didn't know who I wanted to follow. I have no interest in following movie stars or sports figures. I follow my former pastor, Dr. John Marshall, now at Second Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri. And I follow my current church, Mission Aviation Fellowship (my brother flies for them), World Magazine, and Ouachita Baptist University (my alma mater). All fine organizations, but not exactly riveting reading...although I do enjoy Brother John's tweets.
Then I found a list of interesting tweets on someone's blog (I honestly can't remember which one it was at the moment) and I finally found some people I wanted to follow....Randy Alcorn, John Piper, and Burk Parsons. Here are just a few of the thought-provoking tweets I read by these guys today...
@burkparsons: "God loves us not because we are loveable but because He is love; not because He needs to receive but because He delights to give. (C.S. Lewis)"
@johnpiper: "God doesn't give strength today for tomorrow's trouble. That's what it means to live by faith in future grace. It will come." --This one is so true. Our family has experienced it again and again.--
@randyalcorn: "Sir Isaac Newton: I am as a child on the seashore picking up a pebble here & a shell there, but the great ocean of truth still lies before me." --I love this one. Can't you just see that picture in your mind?--
Wait, I just thought of someone else I can follow -- Beth Moore, of course! And then there's Ann Voskamp, who wrote "One Thousand Gifts." Hmmm...I wonder if Nancy Guthrie has a Twitter account?
Sorry...Gotta go check my Twitter!