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He is with you

A few months ago I noticed a friend was talking about twitting and reading twitter feeds and I was quickly intriueqed to find out more. I wondered what this thing was that he was reading and wondered how I could be apart of it. Now a few months and 582 tweets later I have found it to be a lot of fun. Not because I like to detail every moment of my life for others to read or because I am extremely well known and I get to have a ton of followers. Rather I have come to enjoy Twitter because of who I get to follow and get a glimpse into their life. No I am not a stalker! It would be better to say that you get to get a glimpse of their mind.  Many of those I follow have similar interest and passions and as a result as I read their tweets I gain great resources and find myself encouraged by the things they say and share. In some ways you begin to be mentored by people that you may never have had a chance to interact with before. To me that is really cool!

Just the other day someone tweeted saying that the reason people tweet when they are with a group of people is that they are lonely. I would imagine that this is true.  They really are lonely or they are bored. When I read that I was struck and found myself wondering if I tweet sometimes because I am lonely even though I am surrounded by a group of people whom I know love me. I must say that if this is true it is sad that I can not find companionship with those I love. Secondly it is sad that instead of finding comfort and peace in Christ I am searching for it on a phone with people who honestly give a rip about me.

“I will never leave you nor forsake you” is a promise from God in regards to contentment. Yes the context is talking immediately about money and possessions but the application is for every area of our lives where we may find ourselves wanting. For those of us who have found forgiveness and grace in the arms of our savior we must recognize that Christ alone will fill any void we find.  Until we realize this and live this we will continue to be brought to great lows of loneliness and discontentment. We are promised that He will not leave us because in Him alone we will find the cure for the lack of peace and loneliness we have.

Twitter has a lot of good for us to take advantage of but we must also be careful to not allow it to be a comfort to us. Christ alone is our comfort. Perhaps I am preaching to the choir, but for each of us, what is that thing that we find comfort in that is not our Saviour? What do you turn to when you are hurting, discontented and lonely. Our savior alone will bring the lasting comfort that we all long for! Seek Him and Him alone!

Have to run to the cross and our Savior today?

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worry: a nice little teddy bear

Worry is one thing that does not take a whole lot of practice to do. It is almost as certain as birth and death. As people we don’t need any one to teach us to worry, we just do it!

I have spent a lot of time worrying over the last week and today the Lord used a little book to convict me of that sin in my life.  The book was a bunch of quotes out of books written by Chuck Swindoll made into little devotionals. For me it is one of those toilet reading books. Anyway the page in the book talked about how we as people simply like to worry.  At the end he refers to worry as a companion.  The more I thought of it the more I was convinced that he was right.  Worry is like a teddy bear!

Many little kids use teddy bears for comfort.  When nothing else is there they find a great companion in that teddy bear that will never walk away from them.  For so many people worry is like that.  They need worry for comfort.  When nothing else is going on in their minds they use worry as a companion.  They find something to worry about even when they aren’t worrying simply for something to do!

As believers we are to find companionship and comfort in Christ alone.  Just like a teddy bear will eventually dissapoint a child because it will not interact so too worry will leave the companion with nothing but grey hair and a sour stomach. Instead in those times where their is nothing going on we need to connect with our savior and find intimacy.  If we choose to connect with worry it will end up leaving us lonely and sick, robbing us from intimacy with those whom we are close.

Today choose to find intimacy with Christ and friends not worry.  It is okay for nothing to go on in your mind.  Be okay with being alone and find companionship with Christ. A teddy bear is only good for so long but eventually it will leave its owner empty.  With all the worry I have done this week I have accomplished nothing, that is sad!  So I pray that God will give me the strength every moment to choose his companionship and comfort over the soft emptiness of a teddy bear!

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