One of my favorite places to visit as a child was a carousel in a park in Auburn, NY. For 25ȼ you could ride up and down on the ponies. Later, this carousel would be moved to an inside mall only to sadly disappear after some years. The carousel is like our world which is spinning faster and faster, taking lives which once were assured, only to present more questions than answers. But you as the believer have those answers. Perhaps that is a challenge to us to do as Peter said: “always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks about the hope you possess.” [1Peter 3:15]

With technology as your passion and your tool of the information highway of Facebook, Twitter, Skype, or email, you will meet people whose questions are almost daunting. They send you on rabbit trails that may lead nowhere but you are forging a relationship with them that shows you care. This is where you, as the believer, are to sow the seeds of righteousness before them so that they may choose Jesus as the only way and the only answer to life’s dilemmas.

Beloved, remember this truth as noted in Rom 7, the unbeliever “does not get it and never will get it” because they are in a battle against God. Remember you were once like them as Paul reminded the Colossians and the Ephesians.  They do not have the Holy Spirit within and therefore they are questioning God and themselves. This is the truth according to Rom 1 and Gal 5. We need this list before us when they are asking the “why” questions that should send you to your knees and into the Book!

Or the opposite side of the coin you may find yourself in an online dialog with believers, who like the unbelievers, are also asking:  “why do you [God] make all people so mortal?” [Ps 89] Or why is there so much hatred, scoffing, and even unforgiveness amongst believers? I thought we were all about love? What is the answer?

You may not have all the answers but you can point them to this truth: “Therefore there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus…” [Rom 8:1] Or you can direct them to Habakkuk 3 to remind them that, when all of life is falling apart, you can still cling to this one truth: “The sovereign Lord is my source of strength.”

Remember this is the battle of the flesh against the Spirit. It is a spiritual battle for which we need the armor of God. [Eph 6] Because it is a spiritual battle, those who do not know Him will lose in the end without the intervention of our witness and the power of the Holy Spirit to bring them to the saving knowledge of Christ and His work of redemption.

Take time to thank God for your expertise in the use of technology! Thank God for each interaction He sends your way.

PRAY FOR THEM/ WITNESS TO THEM

 

 

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About Gaye Austin

When not writing for the Bible.org ministry Facebook page, Gaye Austin can be found working on her own web page, titled http://sonshinesjournal.com/ As a lover of snail mail you might find her thanking the donors of the Bible.org ministry where she works as a full-time volunteer. You might find her reading and on the alert for good writers for the children’s ministry blog; Heartprints. Life has taken Gaye on many adventures of faith from NY to GA, Maryland, Fl and now to Texas. Along the way, she has found discipling other women rewarding. In Texas, she and her husband enjoy time with their son, daughter-in-law and cheering on their aspiring musical theater granddaughter; a senior at Baylor University. Gaye has been active in many churches Sunday School programs, Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) and teaching Precept Ministries classes. It was through these she learned how to study the Bible and started writing curriculum and Sunday School lessons for her husband’s class. Along with this she also taught elementary school. Now, when not glued to the computer screen, she enjoys gardening and reading. Because her life has had many twists and turns she recently rewrote her testimony titled “Protected” after seeing how God has directed and protected her through the many years she has walked with Him.

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