How are you wired?
How many hours are you technologically connected on a normal day? If you were to add up your hours online, your glances at text messages, your streaming music, your perusing social media, your Netflix addiction, how many hours could you count? It’s probably a lot. Our culture is obsessed with technology—and with good reason. Technology keeps us connected to each other and to the world around us. Nearly every device we own transmits signals to something else, somewhere else. Why? Because that’s how they’re wired to function. Our phones, tablets, smart watches, gaming systems—they all are wired to connect to something outside them.
And the same is true for us. We are wired for connection. It’s in our design. As we take a closer look at what Jesus called “the greatest commandment”, we discover that we were wired to have three vital relationships: with God, with ourselves, and with others. And when those connections are made, everything else begins to function as it was designed to.
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The Bottom Line
The Image of God is everywhere we imagine
Read these scripture passages
- Genesis 1:1
- Genesis 1:27
- Deuteronomy 6:4-5
Ask these questions
- If you had to give up all technology EXCEPT for one thing, what would it be?
- What are some circumstances that make you feel disconnected from God?
- What are some things you see in nature that make you feel connected to God?
- Name at least two places where you can go to notice God more regularly.