For we speak as messengers who have been approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News.
(1 Thessalonians 2:4 NLT)
When I first saw the letters IBIJ I thought: What in the world could that mean? The letters looked like hieroglyphics to me. Then someone said, "That's a text message." Yes, but what does it say? It stands for I believe in Jesus, they replied.
I've never done any text messaging, but I'll have to admit that I can see the value of text messaging to reach people with the Good News. Texting can be used of the Lord to encourage others. A simple abbreviated phrase like GLU can bring joy and a smile to a needy heart. Texting is a non-threatening way to send a word of hope.
Have you ever tried to encourage someone through a text message? Or are you like me who has never used this medium of communication? I am willing to acknowledge the value while understanding the limitations. Can it be used of the Lord? Can it be abused? The answer to both questions is -- Yes!
Seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit and send a message of hope to someone that encourages and honors the Lord.
Thought for the Day: God used a text message when he said, L1A.