Just a heads up that I wrote this originally on a different website back on Sept 25th 2013
I am dependent on certain things. A good cup of coffee, hugs from my wife and kids, a wagging tail from my slightly-large lab Samson…and my Bible app. These are the things that greet me each morning and the things that I go to TO begin my morning. These are also things that never fail me. I will find a good cup of coffee even if I have to hop on a bus to go some place. My lovely wife and picture-perfect kids (to me they are) always give me hugs and are happy to see me. Samson, my slightly-large lab, always is happy to see me (although I have to admit that sometimes it’s because food will be distributed)…but my Bible app failed me today.
I will spare you the boring details as to why it failed – but the fact of the matter is that it failed me. Every morning I sit down with my cup of good coffee and I click on my Bible app and spend some good time with the Good Book. But today the app would not start. Today my time with God appears to have crashed just like the app has. This is what I have become: dependent on technology. Sure, I can grab any number of physical Bibles that are here in my office but I cannot pick up where I was because I don’t know exactly where I was. I can tell you it was Job…and he was being chastised by Elihu – but I’m not sure where in the tongue lashing that Job was receiving I was at.
So my morning just does not feel right. Maybe it’s the fact that the routine has been thrown out of balance. Maybe it’s the fact that something I depend on, to bring me comfort, has failed me (that’s a whole sermon right there) – or maybe God is telling me something else. Well, to make a long blog not as long, I picked up my physical Bible this morning and opened it up to Job…to where Elihu reminds Job of God’s truth – and I think I have found my spot……
Chapter 37 begins with “At this my heart pounds and leaps from its place. Listen! Listen to the roar of his voice, to the rumbling that comes from his mouth. He unleashes his lightning beneath the whole heaven and sends it to the ends of the earth. After that comes the sound of his roar; he thunders with his majestic voice. When his voice resounds, he holds nothing back. God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding.”
I’m still not sure what God is telling me in this Bible app situation. But I think it is fair (and safe) to say that it’s not the app that I need each day, that I’m dependent on, but it’s the “roar of His voice.”
Just My 2 Cents