Life: There’s an App for That!

If you are the owner or have access to a mobile device, you know there is just about an application or “app” for everything under the sun.  From games to social media to banking and more, whatever you need to keep up with, you can pretty much find in an app.  As a matter of fact, in March 2012, Apple announced there had been over 25 billion downloads from their App Store.  Billion.

 All this really says to me is that people are constantly in search for something that will either make life easier or happier.  Functional and educational apps are there to provide better productivity and efficiency in our lives.  Then there are the lifestyle apps that are just there to relax us and support the leisure things we might enjoy doing.  For whatever reason, it’s safe to say that people love apps.

I, like many others, have come to rely on the apps on my mobile devices.  As I continue to live, God often takes natural things in my life and helps me to find a spiritual nugget of truth in it.  I have come to learn that in all the ways apps have become a part of life for society, there is one app that was developed in the heart of God that has helped people for centuries.  The Bible – a book of practical APPlications that guide us in everyday life.  No matter what we are going through, there is something in the Word of God that can address it.  Whether it’s how to raise our children or how to interact with a co-worker; from money management to dealing with our emotions, God has an APPlicable word that speaks right to what we need. I often tell people, who are searching for answers regarding the issues of life, to get a good concordance or topical Bible to find scriptures that line up with their issue.  Truthfully, we can now Google phrases like “scriptures about depression” or “what does the Bible say about debt?” and get a wide variety of biblical references that you can follow up on to study and build personal confessions from.

To really be effective in the Christian walk, we have to learn to read scripture with the intent of finding out how it APPlies to us right now.  It’s not enough to know the Word, we have to be able to do like 1 Timothy 2:15 says and “rightly divide” it or use it.  We have to allow Holy Spirit to show us how to know it and live it, not in the by and by, but NOW.  Loving our neighbor as ourselves (Mark 12:31) is not for Heaven, it’s for Earth.  Be angry and sin not (Ephesians 4:26) is not for later, it’s for now.

Are you tired of hitting and missing it as you seek to live for Christ?  Do you sometimes find that after you read the Word of God, you didn’t really see how it related to your life or situation?  Don’t worry, it’s common to have those feelings.  The thing to do now…is to do something about it.  Pastor J says it often, “Change ain’t change, until you change.”

If you haven’t done it in a while or have never done it all, why not pause for a moment and ask God to help you APPly His Word to your life so that you can more effectively represent Him everyday.    He really is willing to help you if you let Him.   And we’re here to pray for you if you let us.  Take a moment to contact us and let us know how we can pray for you.  We want you living the abundant life that God has promised you!

Lady Al.