Jottings — Expect Testing

Expect testing.
God tests the righteous… it’s part of the Christian experience.
See & rejoice in the Lord…it’s our strength.
Choose to rejoice.
Sing unto the Lord.
Others are watching… talk it out with the Lord.

From a message preached by Warren Henderson at the 2011 Greenwood Hills Labor Day Weekend Conference.

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Jottings – A Regular Feature

One of the many regular features you can expect here at the Digital Sojourner is Jottings.

What exactly are jottings you ask?

Jottings are simply brief notes quickly written down– an attempt to capture an insight that is worth remembering. The inspiration behind a jotting can come from almost anywhere… a book, a song, a conversation with a friend, a sermon, or maybe even a thought that comes to mind while taking a walk on a cold winter morning.

We will attempt to share our jottings with you regularly… hopefully, you too will find each captured thought as something to be remembered.

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Are You a Digital Sojourner?

By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God. Hebrews 11:8-10

God gave Abraham a command, “to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance.” In faith, the Scriptures tell us, he obeyed the command of God. He went.

In a similar fashion, God has given each of us a command. “But now, [God] commands all people everywhere to repent” Acts 17:30. Therefore, today, everyone is faced with the same decision like Abraham faced… to obey God’s command or not. I grappled with this decision… do I really need to repent? Am I that bad? As I considered these questions in the light of His word it became clear. God is right, I am a sinner… in faith I must go to the cross of Calvary and repent. (Jeremiah 17:9, Romans 3:30, Romans 3:23) Have you spent time seriously considering God’s command to repent?

 


Abraham was a sojourner.


 

As a result of Abraham’s obedience he left the familiarity of his homeland. He traveled as a stranger in a foreign land. He lived in tents, representing the transient nature of his life.

Today, those who truly obey God’s command to repent find themselves sojourning in a strange and foreign land. A world that has rejected the one true God, rejected His commands, and rejected His Son, Jesus Christ.

 


Are you a sojourner?


 
The modern world in which we live is fast paced and interconnected. Facebook, Twitter, smartphones, iPads and Androids. Instantaneous information 24 hours a day. Overwhelming and addicting at the same time. Some dropout, vowing never to touch a computer. Others have gone to the opposite extreme… checking their email before getting out of bed in the morning or ducking into a bathroom during the day to get a quick fix of Facebook. They have become digital junkies.

The purpose of this blog is to help the modern Christian in finding a healthy balance somewhere between the two extremes. How can we use technology to help us in the journey, without it becoming a false god? How can we use modern technology to glorify God?

So, welcome to the Digital Sojourner. Lord willing, and with God’s help some of the regular postings you can expect here are:

  • Reviews of helpful websites & software
  • Bible commentary
  • Simple how-to articles
  • Accountability in a digital world
  • Stewardship of resources
  • Interviews with fellow digital sojourners
  • Jottings… short quotes and thoughts

Today, the journey begins… pray that the Lord will use this blog to aid His people, and to bring glory to His name.

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The journey begins…

….on October 1st.

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