We should never come with an approach of ‘I know it all’ and ‘I’ve heard it all’. We must remain open and teachable, even before scriptures that we may have read hundreds of times.
Technology is a tool and like any tool it can be used for good or for bad. A knife can be used for cooking, a hammer or axe for building, but both can be used for harm. The tool has no morals or values, it is the user that brings their morals and values to the use of that tool. This is the same with technology. The psychologist in me makes me understand another aspect of the use of technology as a tool. Anything that we use creates or exerts a degree of change in us, whether we realise it or not. For example, when you constantly use a pen or knife, after a while you may see an impression on your hands and fingers. Similarly, our use of technology creates impression marks on our minds which primes us for future activities, decisions, habits, expectations and relationships.
Bible study timeeee! Focus scripture: 2 Kings 5:1-19 (all scripture is quoted in the New King James Version and is italicised in this blog post, my comments are in bold) “Now Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Syria, was a great and honorable man in the eyes of his master, because by him … Continue reading There is healing in your obedience #2Kings5
DAY 11 Read: Genesis 50, Romans 8:28 and Matthew 6:9-15 God brought good out of all the trials that Joseph faced. He brought good out of the rejection and betrayal. He brought good out of Joseph’s imprisonment when he was falsely accused by Potiphar’s Wife…and He brought good out of the seven year famine. This … Continue reading Day 11 – #JosephChallenge FINALE
DAY 10 Read: Genesis 49 and Ephesians 6:11-18 Remain steady I encourage you to read Genesis chapters 47 to 48 in your own time for greater context to Joseph’s story. Today’s focus is on Genesis 49. The words spoken by Jacob over his 12 sons were prophetic. His sons represented and were the ancestors of … Continue reading Day 10 – #JosephChallenge
DAY 9 Read: Genesis 45, Genesis 46:1-7 and Genesis 46:26-34 The Wait Dreams can take a while to become a reality. The process may be ugly, but the product is so beautiful. Remember that Joseph had this dream a while back and it didn't manifest or become a reality immediately. Josephs’ dreams at age 17, … Continue reading Day 9 – #JosephChallenge
DAY 8 Read: Genesis 43 and Genesis 44 You Are Necessary The fact that Jacob’s sons went to Egypt for a second time, shows how desperate they were for provisions. Jacob proved himself as man of integrity by telling his sons to take extra money for the previous purchase. He didn't try to get away … Continue reading Day 8 – #JosephChallenge
DAY 7 Read: Genesis 42 Unresolved offenses have consequences... Is there anyone that you may have offended or are harbouring malice towards? No position is permanent; you don't know where you will be tomorrow or where they will be. You may need their help, just like Joseph’s envious brothers needed his help in their time … Continue reading Day 7 – #JosephChallenge
DAY 6 Read: Genesis 41, Proverbs 18:16 and 1 Corinthians 2:14 Your Gift The magicians and ‘wise men’ could not understand Pharaoh’s troubling dream. Some people can’t understand your problems, trials, dreams (positive and negative) because they only operate by human logic and do not depend on God for His wisdom. We must be cautious … Continue reading Day 6 – #JosephChallenge – The Function of Your God-given Gift
DAY 5 Read: Genesis 40 and 1 Corinthians 2:14 Point to God The Chief Cupbearer and the Baker would have been trusted workers in Pharaoh’s Palace; responsible for his food and drink. They were the ones who would taste Pharaoh’s meals before he ate, just in case there was any poison or influence of black … Continue reading Day 5 – #JosephChallenge