Away with idols!!!

Electronics like computers and cell phones have done so much for us in such a short amount of time. They help us to keep in contact with old and new friends, manage our money and purchase items, not to mention expanding our knowledge, also finding our direction when we’re lost. In the same token, however, this technology can be very intoxicating and addicting. A lot of us get wrapped up in drama and hatred from all over the place. It takes time away from our families playing games and socializing with others. Take me for instance, I love playing games on my phone in the morning while I drink my coffee. I justify it by telling myself that no one is awake yet because I get up so early. However, the times that I am on my phone playing worthless video games and looking up things to purchase, I could be spending it with God. In our Bible study yesterday we were talking about training ourselves to be walking with God and not with Satan. Satan will throw things the way that we enjoy doing but that can lead to sinful behavior. It’s okay to talk to your friends online. What does that conversation look like? Is it positive chatter lifting up a friend and encouraging them, or is it damning? Are we gossiping about others and quite possibly damaging a new relationship? Electronics can be used for good and I’m hoping by this message it will do just that. If we have idols in our life that take away from our joy happiness and walk with God is it worth it? Can we take a couple of minutes at first out of that electronic time and spend with God, and break the bad habit and cycle? Let’s pray! Dear heavenly father thank you so much for this beautiful day. Lord, please forgive us for any of our sins and trespasses known and unknown. We want to keep our eyes connected to you and walking your path. We don’t want anything to divert us from your primary purpose for us. Please help to keep our eyes on you that way we don’t fall into the snare of the devil. In Jesus precious name, Amen!!!

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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