As a new generation person, I know one thing for sure, technology is a part of my daily life. Perhaps, I’m writing this post from a small device called a smartphone. I can access millions of information in a second. I can buy books, and I can order food with the same smart device. The majority of us got some intelligent device in our pocket, in the office or in the house.
We are a generation of technology, we like to use them, and we don’t want to be behind.
Many brave and intelligent Christians try to inject Christian manners into this technology; they are innovating a new approach. There are applications for our daily devotions, and reasonably, I am using one of them called the Bible App. We are inseparable from it, and It seems the world we live in loves it. With all the great and easy, comfortable life brings with it, that takes significant distractions – This new approach of our life wants to eat our time with a lovable favour from us, How can we love God more when there is no time apart from our technology? The Church, Ministers and other Christian institutes need to make a new practical step to tackle; being a friend of technology alone is not enough to conquer our ways to the Glory. The world needs solid Christian believers – with or without technology. Our world has enough celebrities. God knows how his gospel spread throughout the world; we don’t need to prove to God that “hey God, I have millions of followers now, if you don’t use me, you lose something”. Sorry, That is not God’s way.
God wants to love Him, for Who He is. We can be humble and righteously use the technology; I am one of those trying to make that happen time and time again, and I know with God’s help, I can love God more than my technology.
God saved us for such a time of this. We love technology, but we need to find a way, step aside and fist our empty hands for prayer like first-century Christians. You can’t lift your hands when they are busy. The below might be a good idea for us:
1- Download a bible app
2- Stay aside from our devices for a while
3- Switch our mobile phone to flight mode when you do prayer
4- Stimulate first-century Christian by prayer and gathering
5- Focus on God
Billy Graham on technology and faith’s talk by TED.com in 2008 mentioned three problems humankind is facing and no one could fix, human evils, suffering, and death. How do we change men? The Bible says the problem is within us – Which God can fix it only. He added, “The problem is not technology – the problem is the person is using it.”
Robots, satellites, Iron man, travelling to the moon and another planet won’t fix the problem of humankind within; only God can.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6.
May the truth of Jesus Christ frees us from all the distractions around that we can indeed go to Him.