This is a Guest Post by Phillip Gibb.
I made an arbitrary and somewhat random tweet [Editor: Aren’t all tweets arbitrary/random?] on Twitter with no thought nor intent of receiving any feedback from anyone but someone responded, someone replied.
It then hit me: Twitter is an awesome mission field.
Although I probably don’t need to convince the vast majority of you that this is true, there are perhaps a few readers who need to hear it, and a few others who need to also have a tweet-ipiphany.
You see, as Christians, do we really realize the potential that any social networking mechanism or application offers to us to reach others?
In my situation I had made a comment that was completely random (a weather comment) and through a chain reaction of relationships I received a reply even though I was not a follower of her and she not of me, and even though her response was as equally “arbitrary” we had an instant moment of connection, and that got me thinking.
Now I am not saying that we should post bible verses and Altar Calls every 5 minutes, but I am suggesting that we can leverage twitter (and really any social networking/media mechanism) with purpose and mission, and invest into other people’s (tweeps) lives by the way we conduct ourselves and express ourselves on twitter.
The connection is possible and easy. What you do next with it is totally up to you.
In the Google Story by David A. Vise, Sergey Brin and Larry Page made their fame and fortune by leveraging the internet and people’s need for information. We as Christians can also leverage that as well and the desire by people to be known by and to know something bigger than themselves – God.
So I challenge you to make use of that opportunity… it may be all that you (and God) need(s) to get things rolling in the right direction.
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