I don’t use twitter like it could be used.
But yesterday morning reminded me why I continue to use it!
- @nationsbeglad tweeted: ‘Christians with disabilities to become online missionaries.’ And that led me to this announcement: Global Media Outreach and Joni and Friends International Disability Center announce new venture
I have no idea if Global Media Outreach is a good organization or not. But I was excited by the idea that Christians living with disability would have the opportunity to become effective missionaries of the gospel of Jesus Christ using the internet. I prayed two things for this venture: that many Christian hedonists living with disability would be called to participate, and that Bethlehem would be a place that doesn’t just welcome people with disabilities, but prepares them for a called life of service in spreading the gospel.
Then I saw this:
- @desiringGod tweeted: The Local Church: People to Suffer With. I don’t know the writer well (yet), but I was greatly encouraged to read this blog and remember that my church responded in the same way to us when my wife was so sick with the cancer. That led to many praises to God for his provision of the church to me and of Jeff Lacine to Desiring God!
Then I read a tweet from a long-distance friend who is exploring a camp with a disability ministry. It was a reminder to pray for him, and I was able to send a direct message easily as well.
Today was unusual in how encouraged I was in a brief amount of time from this variety of sources using Twitter. But it happens, usually because people are being thoughtful about communicating something of value.
Blogs, emails, Facebook, Twitter, Buzz, Instant messages, cell phones, hand-written letters, face-to-face encounters – all can be used for the glory of God, for the encouragement of the saints, for the strengthening of the church, and for advancing the gospel around the world.
Yesterday I was a happy ‘consumer’ of information, and very grateful to God for all of the people above (and others who came to mind) who encourage me to trust him above all things.
So, what tool will you use today for the glory of God?