I love having the newest technology. I confess I fall prey to the promises from the latest and greatest gadgets on the market. I guess I justify it because of having an Internet ministry. Needless to say, an ad for a new device recently caught my attention.
The bait was cast and I was hooked. Would this new gadget allow me to do more, faster? More emails. More text messages. More Internet connections to remote parts of the world. More efficiency was promised. Could that mean more ministry? Or would it mean more enslavement to technology?
It's easy to buy into the empty promises of our world. Paul understood our struggles. In Philippians 3:8 he wrote: "What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ" (NIV). Paul understood what was important, his relationship with Christ.
I hope that I always pursue my relationship with God more fervently than my pursuit of the latest technology. How about you? What's your pursuit?
A prayer to pray: Lord, renew my passion to know You better. I want a deeper relationship with You today than what I had yesterday. May I finish the day knowing that I have stayed in step with Your Spirit. I don't want to know You in a superficial way...I want to love You personally, passionately, and devotedly.
P.S. I passed on the new piece of equipment!
Marji "Mike" Kruger