September 23, 2023
Prayer Tip: Are You Addicted to Our Displays?

Each day Scriptures

Proverbs 25:28 (NIV)
A metropolis whose partitions are destroyed is sort of a one that has no management over himself. (NIV)

1 Corinthians 10:23 (CEB)
Every thing is allowed, however not every thing is helpful. Every thing is allowed, however not every thing creates others. (CEB)

Galatians 5:22-23 (CEB)
The fruit of the Spirit is love, pleasure, peace, persistence, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (CEB)

Psalm 46:10a (NIV)
“Calm down and know that I’m God.” (NIV)

Prayer Tip

By Ashly Cooley, Govt Assistant for Places & Care at Resurrection

I used to be born into the Gen X technology (as my daughter describes me, I’m an outdated peach). I bear in mind landlines, I bear in mind life earlier than answering machines or tv distant controls. I bear in mind renting a VCR and tape from a video retailer earlier than the VCR turned commonplace within the house. I bear in mind life earlier than cell telephones and I bear in mind feeling safer now that I may entry a cellphone if I wanted assist. Generally I miss the times when the cellphone did not ping for once I was unreachable. Different days, I am so grateful that my husband has his mobile phone to remind him when he is on the grocery retailer to get the avocados I’ve taken off the grocery checklist.

Expertise is neither good nor dangerous. It’s our use or dependancy that may change into problematic. It is good to see my cousin in Texas or New Hampshire’s new child. I would not have seen them in any other case! I like seeing my buddies on Fb and following their lives. Then the useful factor that permits me to see my good friend’s lovely households, as my coronary heart has darkish locations which are generally unchecked, asks if I discover their new home or automotive. How did they get this? Why do not I’ve it? We’re the identical age, why is their physique like this and mine like that? Who’re they voting for? I assumed I liked them however now if that is their coverage, I assume I do not know them that effectively. Hastily, what ought to have introduced us collectively is inflicting division.

What’s your relationship with know-how? Are you utilizing an excessive amount of That is the perfect determination left to you and God – our hearts are completely different and we react to issues in numerous methods. My coronary heart wants extra silence and pondering away from social media and know-how. Others can use it in a more healthy means. It will be good to hope this week. Take a while to clear your thoughts and pray about your use of know-how. See should you can really feel God nudge you to take motion.

Should you suppose it is advisable in the reduction of in your utilization, you’ll be able to set up an app that notifies your cellphone if you exceed the period of time you wish to spend. In easier phrases, you’ll be able to put it out of attain at sure occasions. I’ve a good friend who removes social media from his cellphone, so he must be on the pc to make use of it. It isn’t all the time at your fingertips anymore.

It’s also possible to select to observe extra constructive content material on social media. I actually like Adam Hamilton, Bob Goff, Kate Bowler and Cole Arthur Riley. You’ll be able to ask your pastor who they wish to observe. Fill your stream with uplifting posts and other people. You’ll find podcasts, music, movies and articles that can assist you elevate your relationship with God and others. Expertise generally is a nice power for good should you select to make use of it in ways in which align along with your values.

Pricey God, thanks for the reward of revolutionary minds that proceed to offer us with new methods to attach with each other. Please assist us use them correctly and to your satisfaction. Amine.

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