Hey Church Family!
If we are going to follow Christ with integrity and if our homes are going to be places that honor God, we must take a look at one major home wrecker: technology. While this is nothing new, the prevalence of social media and the non-stop exposure to the internet have created a new battlefield in our homes.
One of the most challenges areas we face as Christ followers is setting clear boundaries. We generally don't like boundaries because they feel confining. But boundaries do two things: they keep the good stuff in and bad stuff out. We need boundaries. Our lives where meant to have boundaries. God places many boundaries on us and encourages to live according to his parameters. Life inside the boundaries God sets is wonderful. Life outside those boundaries is often painful—eventually.
The same is true with technology. We don't want unregulated use of technology in our homes. This week we looked at a few boundaries to consider. I'd encourage you to spend some time thinking about how your family could use some boundaries on technology in your home.
The goal is to benefit from our devices, not build our lives around them.
I'd also challenge you to ask a heart question. Because boundaries aren't enough. Sin breaks everything and our relationship with technology is broken. It's why we need to poke around in our hearts and ask a deeper question—what am I attempting to find through technology? Is it rest? We can only truly find rest in Jesus. Is it connection? We can only find community in His Church. Our relationship with technology just might be more of a heart issue than we care to admit.
We can easily stay where we are, or we can move forward—but we can't do both. I pray that this challenge will bring about some new light in your journey with Christ, and lead you into a growing relationship with him.
Together in Christ,
Notes from the Staff @The Woods