My pursuit of true Happiness

As readers of my blog know, I spent almost two weeks out on vacation to Hawaii and Soap Lake recently and really had a chance to recharge my batteries and take stock of my life. You may also know that I am an elder of our small church in Puyallup. Our church went through quite a trial a few months ago and I was feeling quite discouraged and disappointed with myself the last couple of months. On Sunday, our EXCELLENT pastor, Pastor Brad, gave a moving sermon on Happiness from the book of Proverbs 8:32-36. I admit that I am quite a fan of mobile devices and get quite excited when a new device is released or purchased. However, this pleasure wears off after a few weeks and I realize that I am not going to find true happiness with mobile devices. True happiness can only be found in the Word and living a life pleasing to the Lord.

We then had a ministry meeting that evening where less than 10 were planned on attending. It turned out that about half the church came and we had an incredible prayer session after the meeting. My prayers and the direction for my life was quickly affirmed by the sermon and prayers that evening and it is so absolutely amazing how God works in our lives. I am devoting myself to getting back into the Bible regularly with the help of PocketBible on my Smartphone and Windows Mobile device and MyBible on my Palm Powered device. I also use eSword on my Tablet and may install it on my Windows Mobile devices as well.

I am not going to stop writing about mobile devices or stop reviewing or writing for, but I am going to try to stop spending so much time dwelling on them and lusting after the latest and greatest. My current collection actually contains mostly all devices that I have had for at least 6 months, which are getting to be records for me. I was turning over devices about every 3 months the past couple of years (thanks to Sony’s crazy CLIE releases) and plan on taking serious stock of what I really need before upgrading so quickly in the future.

I feel that God has given me some talent in the mobile device and writing areas so I am going to try to use these gifts to serve Him. The devices do allow me to always have a Bible in my hand and now I need to ensure I am actually using them.

  1. #1 by Antoine on June 10, 2005 - 14:31

    I read your postings often and have to say that this is one of those that really makes me apreciate what God has done with us and tech and our responsiblity to walk in Him concerning it. Thanks for being open. I personally am glad to know that I am not the only one who feels this way.

    By the way, I posted a link to this posting at my Mobile Ministry Magazine website. I think that in learning about mobile applications, knowing when to put it down is also quite important.

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