I’ve been on Twitter for about seven months now and have come to appreciate the value of it for communicating concise bits of truth, sharing pics and posting links to meaningful places on the Web. One of the drawbacks with Twitter, however, is that it is rather “stream-of-consciousness” in nature. What gets posted there appears for a little while but then quickly gets carried downstream, and before long, disappears out of sight. Yes, you can “favorite” ones that are especially meaningful, and reload previous days or weeks, but I would guess that we rarely actually go back and revisit them.
So instead of saying fair-thee-well to all of those tweets as they float off down the river into obscurity, I decided to go back and select those from these past months that I’d like to “beach” for a while, so that those who follow this blog may have a chance to (re-)read them, think on them and even have a chance to share their thoughts and comments… with no 140-character limitations.
I have, therefore, created a new section on this blog called “RTs”, short for “retweets”, where I’ve posted a selection of original tweets and arranged them into categories, so they can be considered together according to themes. (I will continue to add new tweets and categories to these pages as I go along.)
One of my main purposes in posting these tweets is that I would really love to see them become conversation starters. Although they are concise in nature, much like proverbs, there is much that can be unpacked from them which can provide a source of edifying sharing and dialogue. I encourage you, therefore, to take even one that particularly resonates with you, and share some of your thoughts. That would be a blessing!
To introduce this new section, I’ve selected a few samples from each category, and provided the links to the full pages for you to navigate to if you wish. I hope you enjoy!
RTs – Menu page
Christ is all-sufficient. He needs no supplements, and has no substitutes.
Like spokes of a wheel, the closer they get to the hub the closer they get to each other. Unity only comes when Christ is our shared center.
If a picture is worth a thousand words… then what is Incarnation worth??
Christ is an exceedingly better Christian than I am. Because He is in me, I can stop striving and let Him be the “Christian” in me. Gal.2:20
Jesus went to the cross and died that we might fully live in Him. Now, we must go the cross and die that He may fully live in us.
The cross not only needs to kill our thinking too much of ourselves, it also needs to kill our thinking too little of who CHRIST is in us.
The church is not defined by a What, or a Where, or a When, or a Why, or even a How; the church is simply defined by a Who.
Even as “revelation” is needed to know Christ, the “Rock”, so “revelation” is needed to know that which is to be built on that Rock.
The early church is not the Pattern for the Church but rather a model of the church being fashioned according to the Pattern, Jesus Christ.
Wind dies in a box.
How do you discern between the Holy Spirit in worship and the “corporate spirit”? The first kills the flesh, the second enlivens it.
Old covenant worship consisted in holy times, places, offices and laws. New covenant worship transcends the shadow and is in spirit & truth.
Worship in spirit and in truth has little to do with the crafted externals of man, but in inward reality expressed intimately to God.
All truth, centered and summed up in Christ, is found in perfect “dynamic balance” in Him. Nothing over-emphasized; nothing undervalued.
Revelation is something that “ruins” you. Once you see, you can’t go back.
We “like” what we RECEIVE something of value from. We “love” what we GIVE something of value to.
The mystery of male and female derives its meaning from that which pre-dates Gen. 1 & 2, and post-dates Rev. 21 & 22; “…a great mystery.”
The Grave could not contain Him, how much less our man-made boxes.
Being the church 24/7 has been supplanted by “Going to church” 1.5/1 …and we call this normal!
The Kingdom of God operates by the power of love; the kingdoms of this world, by the love of power.
Depth and breadth often vie. We must contend for both.
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So here are the full pages. I hope that you will navigate to them, enjoy, comment if you wish, and occasionally check back:
Love and blessings in Him,