"" bshawise: Status Updates

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Status Updates

Yesterday I spoke at this class (Alpha) where folks are exploring the basics of Christianity, asking the hard questions, seeing if it's the real deal or not. I told some old stories I haven't told in awhile. The topic was prayer. Asking me to talk about prayer would be like asking George Foreman to talk about microwaves. But one of the things I threw out there was this Status Update prayer idea. In Facebook and Twitter (Miley Cyrus' fav tool) you update people (in the 3rd Person) on what you're doing. "Miley is watching dad get pancakes stuck in his soul patch." Then two hours later... "Miley is grumpy." Her friends comment. "LOL, Mileeeeeeee. I'm grumpy too!!! ;)" and "Does your dad still have friends in low places?"

I asked the folks in the class to experiment with giving quick status updates to God throughout the day. Let him know you're nervous about your job security. Tell him you had an awesome meatball sub today. It can't be a bad thing to be in constant conversation with God right? The next level would be giving him time to comment back. I have no idea if it'll work. But it is interesting (dare I say fascinating) that we are so into status updates these days. Could that translate into how we interact with God?

"Brad doesn't know but thinks it's worth trying."


Steve Fuller said...

That picture is making my hungry.

(But not for pancakes...)

Christopher Day said...

Don't talk like that, Fuller. My heart can't take it. So, don't tell my heart...

j steg said...