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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Writers Block - Word of the Day: Technology

Word of the Day:  Technology
By Keith T. Nolen

Technology?  What could this brother be talking about that could lead him down the road to pull out a topic like technology regarding the Lord?  Truth of the matter is, everything we do centers around it.  Take for instance, texting.  This is probably the number one form of communication today.  Think what it could do with a group of believers or non-believers.
Take this analogy:  you are playing PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360; you make it to the last level.  Just when you think that you are about to conquer the final obstacle or challenge, you lose.  And that was your last life.  If you don’t curse, there is a very high chance that you will say, “Lord have mercy”.  Or as we say down south, Lord hammercy.

As young Christians trying to make it through each day and elude the wiles of the Devil, wouldn’t it be cool if God would text you?  Text you when you were messing up or when you needed to focus.  When you put yourself in positions that you don’t need to be, wouldn’t it be cool to just say, “Father please text me and remind me of all that I have to lose before I make a huge mistake”.

We are using technology as a crutch and fail to realize that God has already texted us.
You won’t hear your favorite ring tone hit your Blackberry, iPhone or Droid X with this text.  Everything that is required for you to fulfill God’s will is texted in the living word, aka, the Holy Bible.  You can find all kinds of cool texts there.  Take for instance, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whom so ever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life”, John 3:16; or “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her”,  Ephesians 5:25; and one of my favorite texts, “I, I am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake, and I will not remember your sins”, Isaiah 43:25.  That’s deep.  No matter how messed up I am, as long as I am covered by the blood of Jesus, my sins will not only be forgiven but forgotten.

Everything you need is there.  Everything that you could pray for already has an answer for it.  God knows what you need before you ask.  And before you ask it, you need to understand the difference between wants and needs.  If you want it and God knows you don’t need it, you will not receive it, no matter how much you pray for it.  But if you need it, rest assured that God will provide it.

© 2010 Keith T. Nolen

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