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as long as you and I are not convinced

that we can hear a fresh word from God

for ourselves then at best we’ll be

handicapped in our faith because we’ll

always be waiting on somebody else to

spoon feed us the word of God instead of

knowing that we can have confidence in

our friendship in our relationship with


my dad got to tell on him just a little

bit he is technologically challenged

every advancement sort of goes over his

head and you know I can sympathize with

him because I’m a little bit the same

way I’m not really into all of the new

advances of technology I can’t quite

keep up well he’s been this way all the

time and just to give you a little bit

of an inkling on where he stands on

technology still to this day my father

writes down all of his sermon notes on

one of those yellow legal pads you know

the ones that come bound together at the

top and you sort of just write down on

all of those lined yellow sheets of

paper my father’s got those yellow pads

laying all over the house he still does

not type not a one note he writes them

all by hand to this day well his lack of

knowledge in regards to technology isn’t

a new thing early on years ago I

remember maybe 15 years ago or so when

there were no iPads yet you know it

wasn’t as advanced as it is now but

about 15 20 years ago I recall something

that happened my dad really wanted to

figure out how to get online but the

only reason he wanted to get online is

because at the time my youngest brother

Jonathan was playing football for Baylor

University he wanted to get on the

Baylor University website so that he

could look up his youngest son John John

who was playing football for Baylor and

if you know anything about my dad he may

not be about technology but he sure is

about that football and so with his

youngest son playing college level

football he wouldn’t do everything he

could to look him up so at the time my

sister was at the house and so he called

Crystal back into the guest room the

fourth bedroom of our parents home back


20 years ago back in that room there was

a whole monitor that was sitting on the

desk there with a keyboard but he really

didn’t use it so he said to Crystal

Crystal come back here show me how to

turn this thing on so when I tell you

that they were starting from scratch I

mean they were starting from scratch my

sister came back to the back room and

she said dad let me show you where the

on button is so you will know in the

future how to turn this thing on once

they got it all powered up then my dad

said to her how do I get to the Baylor

homepage so she showed him how to type

in the URL address so that you can get

to the website that you want to be on so

finally she got him to the Baylor

homepage and just when they got to the

home page the phone rang Crystal had to

run out of the room into the kitchen

where the phone was plugged into the

wall and so she raced out of the room

and as she raced out of the room my dad

yelled after her how do I maneuver

around this page she said back to him

use the mouse


daddy starts looking around for a mouse

he had no idea what in the world she was

talking about he of course lays Eyes

Upon This little Gadget that’s got a

tail sticking out of it he assumes this

must be the mouse

so he picks it up places it flat on the

computer monitor and begins to drag it

up and down side to side on the actual

computer monitor then when that didn’t

work he just held it up in the air and

was sort of just moving it around in

midair my sister came back to find our

fairly bright stable father waving a

mouse around in the air now here’s what

you need to know that computer has been

in the fourth bedroom of my parents

house for a long time he also has

a laptop that someone gave him and it’s

you know folded and unused in the drawer

of his desk at his office there’s also

another computer monitor and a keyboard

that is in his office space at the

church so my point is he has computers

available to him he has technology

available to him but technology does you

no good

unless you know how to use it

having it available is not enough you

gotta know how to use it

for the next few moments I want to just

encourage you less preach and more just

teach and talk to you about the

importance of us as God’s people not

just having God’s word available to us

but knowing how to use it

listen to me more now than ever before

as our culture continues to be

increasingly Godless

you and I are going to have to know how

to do what the psalmist said

I hide God’s word in my heart so that I

might not sin against him we got to use

God’s word it’s not enough for us to

just have the Bible around our home

because you know you got the big pretty

one that’s up on the mantle you’ve got

the little small one that sits on your

nightstand you’ve got the one that’s

just for Decor that might be like a

coffee table book and then you know you

have that one that one that’s got all

the dog ears and it’s got all the

underlines and all the Post-it notes

that’s the one that you take to church

with you so you can actually look you

know holy like you use the Bible we have

all of these Bibles available to us but

the Bible don’t do us no good just

sitting there looking pretty it only

does US good if we know how to actually

take advantage of the truths of God the

fresh breath of God that is available to

us through the scriptures so I want to

talk to you to me to us challenge us

about utilizing God’s word truth

everyone is saying is so relative no one

has as a reverence anymore for the truth

of God as declared in his word now more

than ever if we’re going to be

Unapologetic about our faith if we’re

going to be able to stand firm against

the schemes of the enemy if we’re going

to be able high school student and

University student and mother and father

wife husband single woman single man

entrepreneur Ministry president if we’re

going to be having the opportunity to

stand firm then we got to know the truth

of God’s word and we’ve got to be able

to live off of every word that God

speaks to us we’ve got to be found on

our knees in prayer and prioritizing our

time in God’s word

the enemy wants to convince you

he wants to convince me that God has

some sort of hotline connection between

he and certain people that it’s just our

spiritual leaders our pastors our Bible

study teachers the folks that are on

staff the people that are in full-time

Ministry the folks that have you know a

microphone on their jacket the people

that are in the spotlight the folks who

we go past their Instagram feed and we

are admonished or encouraged because

they are teaching and preaching to

masses the enemy wants you to think that

it’s a seminary degree that is required

before you can actually have a fervent

ongoing relationship with God where you

yourself can open up the word of God and

know that the Holy Spirit can illumine

the scriptures and give you guidance and

Direction and insight and Clarity and

encouragement and comfort he wants you

to think that that kind of fervent

friendship with God is only for certain

people because he knows that as long as

you and I are not convinced that we can

hear a fresh word from God for our

ourselves then at best we’ll be

handicapped in our faith because we’ll

always be waiting on somebody else to

spoon feed us the word of God instead of

knowing that we can have confidence in

our friendship in our relationship with

God that person who you admire

rightfully so there are people that I

admire their faith their stability their

strength their peace in the midst of the

storm there are people I admire their

prayer life I admire how they are

Concrete in their faith and their

beliefs no matter what happens in

culture there are people I admire their

Ministry I admire the fervency in which

I see the presence of God operating in

their life so yeah there are folks that

we can admire but just as quickly as we

admire them we have to be careful and

guard ourselves against thinking that

what they have access to is not also

something that we have access to the

same holy spirit of God the lives in

that person you admire is the same

presence and power of God that lives on

the inside of you to guide you into all

truth to illumine the scriptures so that

you too can hear the voice of God

and so I want to encourage you to not

wait until Sunday morning for a word

from God I want to encourage you to not

wait until the next time your Bible

study group can get together again in

person before you engage in hearing the

voice of God for yourself from the

scriptures I want to encourage you to

not depend upon someone else to spoon

feed you God’s truth I want to remind

you that you can hear God and we need to

have a daily relationship with God

through his word your stability is

counting on it your peace my peace of

mind particularly in the craziness and

Chaos of the culture that we’re living

in right now if we don’t have a

relationship with God where we are

prioritizing coming to him in his word

then we will find that we are not stable

we don’t have peace of mind we don’t

have Clarity Revelation Direction

insight and encouragement to keep on

putting one foot in front of the other

and not be discouraged by what we see

happening around us