CULTIVATING LINKS FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH
As we seek to cultivate our families spiritually, we need to be aware of the digital dangers that can spoil them rotten.
How are our families doing in this area?
If we feel at least a twinge of conviction that just maybe there’s some “Roundup” inadvertently poisoning our family spiritual growth, check out these links.
As someone I’m sure once said, “Sometimes we don’t always have a keen observation of the obvious.” And this can be true for digital dangers or as David Murray describes Digital Babylon.
With the wisdom of others to keep us from falling headlong into a digital ditch, here are a few good links to help us out.
Let’s do this for our own sake, for our children and children’s children unto a thousand generations. And who knows what the technology will be then. Our prayer is that the next generation will be digitally wiser for having learned through godly discipleship.
Links for Digital Wisdom
This first link is by David Murray. Wow, the wisdom of David Murray here. It’s worth the read. Check it out in terms of the three approaches to technology.
Thanks to friend and blogger Chap Bettis at The Apollos Project, he directed me to David Murray’s blog regarding Digital Babylon and the links below.
Take a look around using the various links. More good information.
Here are the links at HeadHandHeart.org.
Key quote here:
This is vital because those who do so and can get digital technology under control are going to be uniquely placed to excel – intellectually, relationally, vocationally, educationally, and financially. There is no surer way to stand out and gain a massive “competitive advantage” in every area of life, relationships, and work.
But control (or lack of it) of our devices is also the biggest determinant of our spiritual health, growth, and usefulness. If we want to grow in grace and in the knowledge of Jesus Christ, we must grow in digital self-discipline
I’m 100% convinced that there’s nothing more important for individual Christians than to get digital technology under control. I really mean that. This is going to make or break our Christian lives, our families, and our churches for decades to come.
This is a multi-dimensional problem with multi-dimensional solutions. It’s going to require some eye-gouging and some hand-amputation (Matt. 5:29). It will involve much putting off and much putting on (Eph. 4:22-24). But life on the other side of this will be so worth it that we may eventually look back with shock and horror, asking one another, “What. Was. I. Doing?”
More wisdom linking here:
Digital Technology is killing our minds
Digital Technology is killing our health.
Digital Technology is killing our relationships.
Digital Technology is killing our productivity.
Digital Technology is killing our souls.
Last but not least, Tim Challis offers wisdom about purity in this digital Babylon. An oldie but goodie, listen in or read the transcript.
Last week we had considered the Belt of Truth as we live out our faith in our families, churches and before the world. With the Psalmist, may we live in the world but not of it as we pray this prayer: “Teach me your way, O LORD, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name” (Psalm 86:11; ESV).
“Teach me your way, O LORD, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name” (Psalm 86:11; ESV).
What links on digital awareness would you share in helping families grow in grace?
What family challenges are you experiencing in this digital age?