Before I start, huge props out to my friend, Rob Reardon, at http://rob-reardon.blogspot.com for the inspiration!
Are you a Facebook Christian or a Twitter Christian? Are you a friend of God or do you follow Him?
I have a lot of friends on Facebook. Once you accept someone as friend, they see what you are doing and you see what they are doing. Twitter is a little different. I follow people who do not follow me. This means I can see what they post, but they do not see what I am posting.
I always seem to think of things in terms of music. “I Am a Friend of God” by Israel Houghton says, “I am a friend of God. He calls me friend.” One of the truest pleasures for Christians is that we have a friend in the Almighty. John 15:4 (NLT) says, “You are my friends if you do what I command.” We can be God’s friend and enjoy all of the advantages of that close relationship. From the other side, S. Sundar Singh writes, “I have decided to follow Jesus.” While friendship with God is amazing, growth and transformation come from following Him. “Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me.'” This verse found in Matthew 16:24 shows us that following Jesus will not be easy or without sacrifice, but the rewards are amazing.
Don’t get me wrong, I want to be a friend of God! But…Christians must ultimately be a follower of God!