I was watching a movie that was set back in time and I couldn’t help but to be thankful for all of the luxuries we have today. We not only have indoor plumbing, but we have toilets that flush themselves after we use them. We can use Facetime and chat face to face with someone far away in real time, and we can hop in the car and be 60 miles down the road in less than an hour.
Don’t judge, but I would totally love to go back in time and show off some of our technology. Maybe even sell it and get rich! But as I thought about it… what we have today wouldn’t work if I were to travel with it back in time because it was the gradual increase in technology and knowledge that allows us to have what we have today. Satellites had to be built, programed, and positioned in space before a GPS could work. The light bulb had to be invented before headlights on a car. We had the huge computer before the laptop and the old school TV before we were watching Netflix on our iPads. We’ve built on what we’ve learned and we’ve failed many times, which only led to us making corrections and improvements.
It’s the same in our lives. Where we are today as individuals is the product of 1 day at a time, 1 lesson at a time. The product of many mistakes, glitches, corrections and improvements that we’ve built upon in order to grow. Just like technology, we are able to constantly learn and apply new things to our lives. The Bible tells us to be wise, to listen, and to add to our learning. We serve a God who is so great that we couldn’t possibly attain all there is to know about him, even if he were to reveal a mind blowing truth about himself each day for the rest of eternity! If you are living on this planet, you know that the iPhone keeps coming out with new models. Each one has new features that make it a little different from the previous version. They’ve discovered the power of building on what they’ve learned. Learning, understanding, applying, and growing are key to success. I desire to build more and more, and to grow more and more in the Lord. I don’t want next years model of Chris Taylor to be the same as this years model. I’m learning new things about the unchangeable God I serve and love all the time. Through growth in him, I’m able to do things through Him that I wasn’t able to do before.
We live in a culture that will camp out overnight in front of a store in order to be the first in line for the latest and greatest cell phone release. They spend 600 dollars on a phone that has a few new features even though there’s nothing wrong with the one they currently own… and yet spiritually, they’re a rotary dial and perfectly content with it.
Father, I’ll be the first in line each day anticipating the latest and greatest from you! I pray that you’ll reveal yourself to me in extravagant and mind blowing ways. I ask that you reveal the glitches in my life and help me to grow in wisdom, knowledge, and understanding… and most importantly, to become more life Christ each day!
Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at my doorpost.