Going Off the Grid
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Off The Grid
I was talking to a friend earlier today, and we were talking about living off the grid. I’ve heard this quite often in various forms. I should have been born 100 years ago, I hate techology, etc., etc.
I was contemplating this, and as we have been discussing, the thought is actually living outside the will of God.
Sometimes, I would have liked to been around in the Middle ages. I love the concept of chivalry, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, the concept of might is not right and all of that.
But I believe we must embrace, God’s greater design of rour lives. God’s created millions of people. And He has placed all of them in the time period that was required for them to serve Him, according to His plan and purpose. Whether or not they chose to, well, we’ve all read the history books.
Its a pretty fascinating concept to think of the millions and millions of people that have come before us. I can’t quite do the math, I’m sure my son could, but to me its unfathomable. And to think that for some reason, in His wisdom, He has picked me to live today, in this century, to affect the lives I can reach for His glory, is a really cool concept.
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV
How would it be a benefit to God’s Kingdom for Paul to be alive today? Obviously, you and I could not understand the tenants of Christianity that are in the New Testament. And what of Martin Luther, would we not be living in a myriad of confusion without the Reformation?
You were born and God’s design is that you live in the here and now. If He needs you to use your phone to text a friend in need, then embrace the phone. If He has blessed you with a computer to reach out to the lost, then use it. All of the things around you, can be tools to reach a very lost and hurting world. There is a very specific reason God has this plan for you. I have a dear Pastor friend that sends over 300 texts every morning, and he’s in his 70’s.
Instead of looking for a better time and place, embrace the opportunities you have now. Live for today.
In His service…..TimothyPaul