Wednesday, September 14, 2011

#8 - Get Computing! - A

The following 4 or so principles are just a few of those clearly shown in scripture. Understand them well and share them and your testimony with friends and neighbors.

Principle #1 – Our Preparation
Turn with me to Luke 14:28.
We’ll see here, a pair of powerful computing principles for “ALL good works”.
There was fellow who wanted to build a tower.
For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
  1. First principle is “counting the cost”, this preparation for our efforts. And remember this refers to building towers, using a computer, or playing a piano.
    Sure we need to check paper, printer ink, all the needed information, but, those aren’t the most important…
We see the asking of God’s blessing at the supper table – Table Grace, congressional sessions, soldiers going into battle, and even many sports events.
Computer Grace is all the more needed because of the incredible productivity of the computer for good or bad. For the same reasons our minds, hearts, and fingers must be tuned to God’s will for our moments at the keyboard.

Dear Lord. I thank you for technology and all your good gifts to me. Help me to use this computer in a way that will honor you. I know you can guide me in being creative and at the same time guarding me against Satans efforts. Thank you especially for your shed blood that bought my salvation, your word I have here beside my computer, and your Holy Spirit that will guide my fingers. Amen.
But Computer Grace is only part of the preparation thing. It must also include a Keyboard Bible. This keyboard Bible is open and within inches of our computer keyboard. 
  • It is a reminder to begin each keyboarding session with computer grace.
  • God’s Word is chock full of principles for efficient computing.
  • It stimulates creative thinking and planning in ways only its Author can.
  • It is a cop or supervisor to guard against computing sessions that are wasteful, lustful, or dishonoring to God in several other ways.
  • It is a reminder at the end of our project to ask the Creator of computing to use and bless our efforts. 
POWER PRINCIPLE in this reference –
Computing is a wonderful way to prove Matthew 6:33
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Principle #2 – Our Testimony (our persona).
Look at the next verse, Luke 14:29
Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
  1. Our second principle from scripture is that people are watching us and the work we do, especially if they believe we are Christians. Some are just waiting for us to mess up so they can jeer and make fun of us. Our testimony has to be a clear clean representation of Jesus Christ. Ours might be the only one they’ll really see.
POWER PRINCIPLE in this reference –
We must MUST look to God’s Word for guidance in our computing and all we do.
We are teachers of either good or bad.