Daily Devotion – Outsourced Faith

Innovation and Progress Can't Replace Kingdom Work

It is better to take refuge in the Lord Than to trust in man. Psalm 118:8

It is better to take refuge in the Lord Than to trust in man. Psalm 118:8

The world’s top minds are hard at work creating new innovation and technology for future use and are already championing how improved life will be once adoption is scaled to the mass market.

There’s AI (artificial intelligence), VR (virtual reality), autonomous vehicles, and so on!

Keeping up is a task in itself. Just imagine putting on virtual reality glasses that transport you to a virtual sermon and worship service in the back seat of an autonomous vehicle powered by artificial intelligence.

Crazy, but it could happen within the lifetime of us or our younger cousins.

Technological advancement has forever been a changing force within humanity. From the advent of the dust pan to potato chips, it took time to introduce these new ideas to a doubtful public that now seems so commonly accepted.

Yet, for all the changes and ways to make life easier, there are just some things we can’t put on autopilot. Like breathing, having dreams and goals, or serving the Lord. Those we need to do ourselves; though there are tools to enhance the experience or give us additional options, we have to do some things ourselves; the old fashion way.

At one point in time, churches didn’t accept tithes via credit card nor did some have lights, yet here we are living in a day where it’s happening.  Like anything though, we must use wisdom with how and when they become apart of Kingdom business.

We can’t outsource our relationship with Jesus. Our hearts, minds, and bodies are here to serve Him. The gifts that have been divinely assigned to us won’t activate without our direct action. Lives are waiting for the blessing within us once we’ve grown in our walk, persevered by faith through trials.  Nope, there isn’t a machine or software program on the planet that’s been created by man that can do what God has called us forth to perform.

In the midst of this life on earth, we can choose to ignore all that’s going on and changing. But if that’s the path, then be aware it may also mean forgoing a vast number of lives being unexposed to the Word of God.

Meeting people where they are means going places off our beaten paths sometimes.  Prisons, distant countries, conversations that don’t seem welcoming.  All are an opportunity to innovate what and how souls are saved.

It doesn’t matter how sophisticated or connected this world seems to get. There will still be lives trying to navigate it and avoid drowning in the very things built to help them. This requires those willing to serve God by serving others.

The greatest advancement I have ever seen (and I have seen some epic ones), is when the Kingdom moves and the testimonies reveal how life has been transformed. Salvation saved me from sin, and no human invention has been able to top that feat yet, but I’m open to hearing what these minds come up with that allow me share God’s message.

In the meantime, feel free to connect with me at Devotable and on social media at: @qglove and we can discuss how we connect with our Savior.  Be Blessed.

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