A gift from God, Technology!

Posted: December 26, 2010 in Michael K Sanders

Amen, it is a blessing to be able to use technology to share His Message for You. Often, when writing down my ideas and forming my words and thoughts, I find myself sharing “my words”. My heart and spirit compel me to always look for confirmation that His Holy Spirit is inspiring the information shared on His Message for You. I pray daily for guidance to scripture to support anything shared on His Message for You.

Once, after a long day enjoying a wonderful time with good friends, while driving home listening to the radio, I heard a reference to James 1-17 about gifts from heaven being medicine, television, and the internet. I recalled I had prayed for scripture to make sure the message I was sharing online was His Word. When I arrived home, I turned on my computer and was led straight to Bible.com and went to James to find the scripture. I immediately knew His Spirit was in me as all of the scripture needed to justify the information I was being inspired to write was right there in James!!!!!! All of it! James scriptures completely confirmed the words He inspired me to write and confirmed the inspiration was from His Holy Spirit. Amen Amen !!!!


Below you will read the words written as I felt when He touched my heart to share them. Then you will find the scripture that He led me to this evening. Within minutes, the message was complete and fully covered and confirmed by His Word. Yes His Message for You below is by Him. Truly God is good and inspires our thoughts, His Holy Spirit gives us wisdom and a gift to share His Message for You, and Jesus Christ answers our prayers. Amen!

Here it is, His Message for You this week:

In these times or this “season”, for many of us, we face and notice events, issues, problems, suffering, illness and tragedies more then we used to.

James 1: 2 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

Of course, for some, we move out of trials and move into good things and even great situations of prosperity and blessings.

James 1-12 “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”

In any case, we notice things in our lives and in this world with a greater awareness and understanding. This is partly due to our maturing attitudes and spirits (especially for Christians), as well, from information and news streaming to us from from television, radio and the internet. We all have greater access to sources of details today then we ever had in history. We are intrigued with the capabilities to learn, educate and enlightened ourselves with a great view of the world and a greater understanding of things going on in the world.

We find ourselves getting involved or even connected with events we may previously have just passed off as beyond our control or interest. Today, we will sit for hours and watch an event unfold on TV, follow a TV or radio series, a talk-show or a particular celebrity Host with passion and often belief in what is portrayed and shared. We will surf the web or engage in lengthy discussions on Twitter or Facebook. This is all due to the advancements of technology. High speed connectivity directly into our homes, multiple computers, televisions and radios in every room and the internet now available on our cell phones and in our cars.

It is amazing how many of us use these new technologies to expand our knowledge and understanding of issues and things going on around us and around the world. We now dedicate more time to these sources of information and connection to friends and the world then any other sources or method. As an example, instead of going to visit someone, we send them an email, instead of talking to our neighbors we send them a text message, instead of checking in on someone to see how they are doing we follow there postings on Facebook and leave brief comments.

This is not actually bad or wrong. In fact, our ability to stay connected, to share our ideas, to share His Word and to fellowship on a scale we never imaged is literally in “our hands”. These is a true gift from God!

James 2-17 “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father….”

Now that being said, we need to take care not to allow this new and vast access to information to be a distraction or to mislead us.

James 1-16 “Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers.”

Yes, the enemy enjoys exploiting the advances of the world when they are used, viewed and depended on for worldly activities and from worldly views and perspectives.

James 4-4 “You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.”

As a Christian, to receive the full benefit of technology gifts and access to wisdom and truth (sound familiar? Adam-Eve-Apple-Tree of Truth) we must be committed to Christ and His Word.

James 4-7 “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.”

You need to be able to receive His Message for You from all these new technologies and to use these gifts to share His Word. Do not just “Like” a message and then do not share it.

James 1-22 “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does.”
A gift from God, Technology!

SHARE” the message! Share His Message for You with others by posting the link on your wall, on your friends wall, in emails, as a comment to other postings by your friends. Click “SHARE” and let His Message for You reach the world!!

You will be blessed !!!!

James 5-20 “remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death and cover over a multitude of sins.”

In the Name of our Christ Jesus, Amen

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