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.
While it is very easy to ‘passively’ forgive an offender, with a simple ‘I forgive you’, the challenge comes when you are reminded of their offence every time you see them. Or when you find it hard to get rid of that negative memory. Sometimes these recurring memories and feelings, make you question whether you have really forgiven them or not. So what do we do when we have forgiven but we still remember?
‘Your feelings are real; not reliable’ (unknown author). We should never dismiss our feelings. Feel what you need to feel, but ultimately remember that your feelings are so transient that they can never replace the truth. They should not be the sole determinant of your decisions and reactions.
I shared a 20-minute message on Jonah 3 last Sunday at Chatsworth Baptist Church. Read Jonah 3 and watch the sermon below. You can follow our series on Jonah via YouVersion and join the 50,000+ others who have completed the #JonahChallenge devotional on YouVersion. Jonah Goes to Nineveh 3 Then the word of the Lord came to … Continue reading Jonah 3
There are moments where the phrase “too blessed to be stressed” couldn’t be further from the truth for me. I’m not sure where the phrase came from, however, I do agree that it is appealing to the ear and the concept sounds good. But what do you do when the blessing from God is weighty? … Continue reading The tension between feeling blessed and stressed
Core Scripture: Luke 1:5-57 How often do we speak against the things that God has promised us, especially when they defy our logic and natural minds? Watch and read God's word with me via the video below to see how silence is concurrent with the preservation of destiny when doubt is lurking. We … Continue reading Be Quiet | Lessons from Zechariah
Hey guys, It was really on my heart to share the great work of a few of my sisters in ministry. Understand that ministry is literally serving and I'm sure that many of you do ministry in your everyday lives. One thing about being a minister of God is that we do not seek to … Continue reading Sisters in Ministry
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
'God said...but it didn't work out, so was it really God or were you hearing things because God is not a liar...' I have heard many versions of the above phrase spewed inconsiderately and in a 'what are you saying now?' way to Christians, who perhaps shared that God instructed them to do something. That … Continue reading ‘God said…but it didn’t work out’
I'll share my journey of heart break, healing and the lessons learned. This will probably be one of my most poignant posts, but it has been a long time coming. After sharing my story and the tough lessons learned with other men and women, who were so encouraged, I was reminded that it is time. So … Continue reading Hearts may break but they also heal