As you know, Google gives you amazing access to a world of information in nano seconds. Never before in human history has it been so easy to access volumes of information on just about any topic in seconds.
But there are two problems with it…
The first is the subtle one.
It’s the process of excluding from search results, a point of view the Google execs have deemed not in your best interest. (We’ll be making an important announcement addressing that in October.)
We all make decisions based on the information we have, not on the info we don’t have.
Think about that.
Secondly, the results you are shown are from anyone with an opinion on the matter who has posted that opinion online somewhere. There is a super abundance of erroneous and error ridden information that in many cases is well packaged and appears convincing.
Things like Elvis being spotted at Burger King or JFK jr at the ball game with his wife not too long ago. But my point is not to pick apart the goofy info flooding the internet daily.
There is a ton of information about Biblical matters, theology, Jesus Christ, etc. Whether you’re looking for info on the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, speaking in tongues, prophecy and eschatology, etc., when you “google” the topic, you get more opinions than you have time enough to read.
So what’s the solution?
If you’re born again, you have been given the mind of Christ. You can instantly tap into what Jesus knows (which is everything) and get the correct, indisputably accurate and reliable answer.
The problem for most is that they either don’t know they can, or don’t know how to access His mind. It’s really a transformation process.
Your mind has to be trained.
The Bible calls it transformation by the renewal of the mind.
That doesn’t happen by accident. Nor does it happen just by sitting in a church pew for a couple hours a week.
Transformation happens in part by deconstructing the false narratives we believe and use to guide our lives, and then reconstructing our lives based on the truth of God’s Word.
But you say you’ve read God’s Word and it didn’t change much in your life. If that’s true, you must be a bird, because birds eat seeds when consuming fruit, but they typically pass the seeds out of their body, undigested.
Most birds don’t chew on the seeds (God’s Word) and break it apart and examine it. They just want the sugar that’s in the fruit.
In church terms, the sugar high may come from the worship team or the emotionally exciting preacher.
That’s all good, but if you don’t digest the Word, even that which is preached, you will just keep coming back for more sugar and never be transformed.
I’ve been in the 5 Day Face-To-Face With God challenge for the last two nights. We are being led through a seed digestion process which is igniting transformation in everyone! It’s a real WOW experience. (You can watch replays here after registering here.)
As a result of that fresh seed being crushed and served last night, I experienced some more mind renewal in areas I thought I knew. (There’s always more to learn!) And one of the things I realized this morning via Hebrews 10 and other places, is that I can access pure Truth instantaneously from Jesus on any number of topics.
It makes Google virtually obsolete. For me, that’s a WOW!
Have a blessed day my friends. And for all of you that sent me dessert suggestions for my birthday yesterday, here was the final result as recommended by both Judy and Judah! 😊 Thank you all for the birthday wishes!
P.P.S. After sending this blog out and taking my beloved Labradoodle Judah out for his morning walk, I got what for me is a major download that answers a question most Christians have. We know that Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice” but we often say, “I don’t hear him”.
How can both be true?
I’ll make that my next blog!