Showing posts from March, 2013

Hear and Obey

 Hear and Obey © 2011 Debbie Turner Chavers  I recently saw an advertisement on TBN for a microfilm bible.  The entire bible! It had to be viewed with a microscope.  This caused me to think about my own life and testimony. My daily life and choices.  Have I reduced the bible and its implications to a microscope size?  How hard do others have to look to find Christ in me?  I want God to live large in my life.  To hear as He hears, to be moved by what moves Him.  Are we listening? Has disobedience stuffed our ears?  When I was young, people would say "Take the cotton out of your ears." Cotton in this case would represent willful disobedience.  You put it there, you remove it.  Open your ears to receive God's good word for you. The hearing ear is a gift from God. Proverbs 20:12   The hearing ear , and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them. Matthew 11:15   He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. Matthew 13:9   Who hath ears to hear, let him

Technology-Tool? or Idol?

Power Stuggle © 1999 Debbie Turner Chavers Today we are flooded with technology. The ability to check in or check out with a finger tip. Often the technology strips away our humanity and leaves us with a social facade. We hide behind the tech cover. Many have fallen beneath the allure of checking out. It has become easier to live life at "screens length". There is a need to regularly do a "soul check" of our use of technology. Have you replaced one on one time with others, with social media? It is difficult to have a meaningful relationship with anyone, when there is a screen of any kind in between you and another human. When technology steals from your soul, mind, or body, it is an idol . Technological use without benefit of Holy Spirit led instruction can be a tool of destruction. Prayerfully consider your use and time with technology. Is it a tool that is being used properly by you or an idol? Has it replaced time with God or loved ones? Technolog