According to a Forbes article, internet usage is up between 50-70% in the midst of COVID-19. The world is right at your fingertip. Yet, sometimes we forget the opportunities technology provides us. How can the Lord use us and our relationship with technology during seasons of separation—for His good? Perhaps God has prepared us for such a time as this.
“And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14 ESV
a Connection Unlike any other
We were created to connect with others, so it makes sense that during a time of social distancing, our society would seek out other ways to gather. Healthy relationships are life-giving, but it’s important we remember their function—to point us to the Father who blessed us with such relationships. Our connection with Jesus is the most important relationship for which we could ever hope, and it is our responsibility, as believers, to act in the likeness of Christ, so others may come to know the Good News.
More than anything, God wants to be in community with us. He leaves the 99 for the single, lost sheep; He cries out for those who do not yet know Him. He wants everyone to have access to Him, and we have the opportunity to help make that possible.
God uses Technology to change lives
The Gideons International offers a unique opportunity to share Scripture using the Gideon Bible App. The app is free, and functions much like our Testaments, only it’s on your phone.
The app includes a Decision section that outlines what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus. The Helps section points directly to life topics, such as worry or stress, and guides readers to verses of truth. The app also has over 1,350 languages, which offers a personal touch as people are able to hear and read God’s Word in their own language.
The world is right at your fingertip. Yet, sometimes we forget the opportunities technology provides us.
The following testimony from Cameroon shows the power of having God’s Word in your hands and hearing it with the touch of a button:
It was amazing to find the Bible translated in Yemba, a language from where I come from in Cameroon. As we installed the Gideon Bible App and listened, I was thrilled because I thought of how easy it will be to share the Gospel to the people in my village. I speak the language but cannot write or read it, so the audio version is perfect, especially for my mom who cannot read or write either. I shared the link with her that evening and had her listen—she was glad to hear it as well. She is not a believer and I pray God would use this to stir up in her heart the desire to accept Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior.
What the world is looking for—answers, hope, and assurance—can be found in just a few clicks because the Gideon Bible App offers more than other apps. It is the Word of God, and this app has made His promises easy to access for millions around the world. The app can even be shared with others, so no matter how far apart we may be, we still have the opportunity to share the Gospel.
Search no more
Right now, many activities are still happening virtually. While these commitments may have our attention, let’s be reminded that God still wants our heart. May we not miss the work He has for us to do by witnessing to those around us, even remotely. Our friends need to know, especially now, that Christ alone offers them a peace that surpasses all understanding.
Our friends need to know, especially now, that Christ alone offers them a peace that surpasses all understanding.
“…do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6–7 ESV
The next time God opens the door to witness to someone, we pray the Gideon Bible App will be an added resource for you to use. You can also click HERE for an informative tutorial about the app. You’ll see just how quick and easy it is to familiarize yourself with the technology. Just remember, there is hope for the world right at your fingertips.