God and Technology

Ah, the world of technology.  It’s in everything and everywhere we look.  Could it be just a passing fad?  I think, not.  Love it, or hate it, technology is here to stay.

I happen to be one of the ones who absolutely loves anything and everything that deals with technology (geek, maybe).  I have seen amazing technological strides in my short lifetime.

I can well remember my first desktop computer which used MS-DOS based on an 8086 platform (Microsoft Disk Operating System, for those too young to remember), and 5.25” floppy disks.  That was a few years ago. Since that time I have taken apart and put together many computers, and continue to be amazed at all they can do.

In the past, companies had huge computer rooms.  Aisles and aisles of equipment, that today sits in one aisle, on one shelf.  The advances in computing and technology have been astounding in the last few years.

From desktops, to laptops, to tablets, we have come a long way in a relatively short time.

During the process, along came something called a mobile, or cell phone.  Does anyone besides me remember those huge bag phones?  Yes, they were mobile, but they were huge.

The power of the computer we carry in our pockets today called a phone is incredible.  A few years ago, there was no way you could have a processor that small, capable of doing all the things it does.  And yet, for that computer and phone you use, how much of it’s capabilities do you actually use?  I still smile every time I hear someone say, “I just want a phone that I can talk on.”

Most people know how to access the internet, use email, Facebook, text, keep up with their contacts, and perhaps a few other popular applications, but your computer and your phone is capable of doing so much more.

Have you ever had someone show you something new on your phone or your computer?  With a few quick keystrokes, you learn that it can do something you never realized.  “Wow, I didn’t know it could do that.”  And yet, the capability, or the potential was always there.

We fall into a habit of doing a few simple things with our phones, or our laptops that we are comfortable with, and yet, the power of that device is much more than we are utilizing.  Not utilizing the potential does not diminish it.

Yes, technology is amazing, but God is even more amazing, and yet, the majority of believers have no idea what all God can do.

We set up our few “accounts” and live in our day to day routines, never tapping into the full capability of God, and the power that is available to us.  We become comfortable with the little we know, and never consider, that there may be more, much more that we can tap into.

The power and attributes of God are so much greater than we realize.  The true capabilities of your computer can only be discovered through spending time with it.  The true capabilities of God can only be discovered through spending time with Him.

God’s design and desire for us is that we have life, but not just life, abundant life, life to the max (John 10:10).  He is able to do immeasurably far more than all we ask, think, or imagine, according to His power that is working within us (Ephesians 3:20).

I challenge you to invest some time with Him, and discover things about Him, that you never knew.  Tap in to the greatness of who God is and you’ll discover, He’s so much more than the life you’ve been living.

Don’t allow the comfort of your routine, to keep you from the capability of your resource (God).

Still believing!

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