Texting Shortcuts

October 20, 2010
by Julie Bowles

1 John 5:9 – We accept man's testimony, but God's testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God, which he has given about his Son. (NIV)

Okay, so I have succumbed to using shortcuts when texting. Yes, I even miss the occasional comma or period in my texting. It has taken me a long time to use some of the shortcuts. BTW, by the way, I am not into learning all the texting shortcuts. Just a few will do, such as "ur" for "you are", "b4" for "before", "2" for "to" or "too", "LOL" for "laughing out loud", "LMK" for "let me know", "PPL" for "people", and the one that makes me laugh: "WWYC" for "write when you can".

Facebook, My Space, and texting each other are all about being in touch with our friends. The amount of time that people spend at social networking is amazing, and shows an intense desire to be in touch. But as we spend more and more time on our computers, let us not forget that the most important connection that we must not lose is our connection with God.

Revelation 1:3 – How blessed the reader! How blessed the hearers and keeper of these oracle words, all the words written in this book! Time is just about up. (MSG)

Shortcuts save time. Yet this verse from Revelation tells us that time is just about up, so how are we using the time we have left? How much time do we spend in the Word each day? Do we spend time in prayer each day connecting with Jesus? Are we using our social connections to get the words from the Bible out?

Prayer: Dear Lord, we thank You for the many ways in which we can connect with one another. Lord, help us not to lose the greatest connection: the connection that we have with You. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.

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Julie Bowles <julieanni@rogers.com>
Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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