June 25, 2011
Posted by swervechurch under Just Life Stuff
, The Bible
| Tags: Apple
So, my wife gets an IPhone 4. She does not know what she has. She had some sort if goofy flip type phone that texting was hard and did not show all of the message, did not get email, did not get internet, …. it was just like an old technology phone that was klunkier than an Edsel. I hated it. We would laugh at it. Me and the kids have macs. All in. But she resisted….until today.
Now, let me tell you this. She does not know what she has. She has an Iphone4 but does not know how to work it. She does not know all it has to offer. She does not know all that is is capable of. She does not know all that it can do. She does not know all that it was made to do. She does not appreciate the power of it in a traffic jam to get around stuff. She does not know the power it has to skype all over the world. She does not know the power of money and purchasing it has. She does not know …… well, the power and ability of all it was meant to be. Then, I sit on the porch and think about me and God.
God has all this power, all this salvation, all this healing, all this provision, all this peace, all this love, all this joy, all this forgiveness, all this righteousness…… and I don’t just grab it! Me! I don’t access the application. I don’t use it. I don’t call on it. I don’t just get into it and just soak in all that God has for me. What am I thinking? My wife has this powerful product and she got it because me and the girls have apple stuff and she sees it and says I want that too.
God has it, I want it too. I think I can still learn from my wife. God has all these applications for my life and I don’t know what I have. I thought she did not know what she has…..it is really me. God has it for me and you.
July 31, 2009
Was talking to a co-worker of mine today, Kevin, and he said that we had a work ethic but what about a play ethic. He was hitting on me a little cause he rode his motorcycle to Flagler Beach yesterday, sat near the beach…hooked up his I-phone to his Mac and played around and ….well, worked some. He was really playing but tried hard to convince me he was working….near the beach. Cool. He knew that I was taking a Kayak trip Friday with one of my daughters, my brother and one sister. SR 40 to Gore’s Landing. So we tossed around how important it is to work… but also to play or….rest.
So, I was thinking about …..play ethic…or time away from work…. and I thought about Exodus 20:8….one of those darned commandments. The 4th one. New Kings James says to keep the sabbath holy. Sort of starchy all alone. But when you drill down a little and sort of stretch this thing out..like with The Message,…..Commandment 4 is wanting us to sort of rest and honor God…
Now, there is a lot of scripture about us now, after Christ, not having to worry about which day is the sabbath and that day being the worship God day…nother blog on that one day…. but I got to thinking about me, Frank, Becky, Emily and then what Kevin, my co-worker said about work and play ethic…. and I realized this was…well, scriptural. Kayaking…riding a scooter to Flagler Beach or whatever you to do relax… is scriptural. Especially when you want to honor God.
You have a hobby… then do it.. but honor God with it. You have something you like to do…. then honor God with it. Take a day of rest. Worship God on that day and unhook. Then get back to work…. remember, it said one day….We get the weekend.