“Tweeting” is for the birds. Well, it used to be anyway. Twitter, for the ‘unitiated’ is a means of communication where messages or ‘tweets’ are crafted in 140 characters including spaces. As the old pastoral adage exhorted, “Be Brief, Brother, Be Brief!”
So how would you use ‘tweet’ your testimony using the amazing truths of 1 Peter 2:9-10.
Here are a few of my suggestions –
1) Chosen, Intercessors, Holy, God’s Property – all for God’s purpose.
2) Once – not part of God’s people; Now – belonging to God’s family.
3) Hadn’t Received Mercy – Have Received God’s Mercy.
I’d like to encourage creative ways of gospel telling, of testimony sharing, as our ‘communication hungry’ world devours what is innovative. Granted, this is not the only, or may not be the best ‘means’ to clearly articulate the gospel of God’s redeeming grace, but as Bill Bright (founder of Campus Crusade for Christ) once said to a critic – “I prefer the way I share the gospel more than the way you don’t share it.” (I’m sure I’ll get some comments on that one…but really what means and methods are you currently seeking to employ to declare the ‘praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.”
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God,”
That’s who you are, if you have trusted in Jesus Christ.
“…that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.”
This is God’s marvelous design. My life’s work “is telling others” about HIM. John the Baptist got it right when he testified of Jesus – “Behold the Lamb of GOD!” Look and see HIM. “HE must increase, I must decrease.”
What is your story? Peter continues
“Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God;
Once you had not received mercy but now you have received mercy.”
Is that amazing or what? Does that not evoke praise, thankfulness, willing service and open mouths? It does in the life of genuine Christ-followers, at least if we follow the Biblical pattern!