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?
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
The challenge with the saying 'surround yourself with like-minded people', is that we are usually attracted to people who think like us. Psychologists have shown that in varying contexts, people are attracted or drawn to those who look like them and think like them. For example, when employers are hiring for a job, they are more … Continue reading Say ‘no’ to like-minded people
I was given the honour of sharing at this Gospel Jam 2017 in Leicester and what a beautiful showcase it was. My message was part of the drama production with the theme of the scene being 'Only God Can'. Have a listen to my short word below and join in with the mass declaration towards … Continue reading Only God Can…
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
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’
When do you call on God? What are the things, situations or circumstances that move you to reach out to God - or to even acknowledge His existence and sovereignty? When I asked, most people via a twitter poll said that they are more likely to call on God 'if something bad happens' as opposed to when something good happens.
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