Wonder If You Noticed
i changed my layout a little bit.
widened the wideness of the my blog maincontent box.
also added a little more pink (only for the eyes that are MORE observant).
the more obvious one, is the size of my blog content fonts.
so now we dont have to ctrl+scroll to zoom into the words anymore.
anyways besides that…
Information Age No More
so most people see the 21st century as the information age.
i, however, have to disagree.
for me, today, the information age has passed.
why is it that even though information is at our fingertips,
we are still so stupid.
in fact we are more reliant on technology than ever.
so much that we use it to think and remember for us.
but more than that,
we let technology to do the thinking and remembering so much,
that we have to do something with our time.
and that is ENTERTAINMENT.
i believe we have entered the ENTERTAINMENT AGE.
think about it.
we now want everything fast and easy.
FOR OUR CONVENIENCE.
we combine work and play. (handphones and laptop and fb and media)
but in actual fact, work becomes an excuse and youtube, FB and games are the main reason we bought that iphone or S3.
everything now has to struggle to gain our attention, because there are so many things entertaining us.
or distracting us.
it’s so bad, that people now even EXPECT to be entertained (ever heard the complaint “so boringgggg”?).
i was writing this not because its related to the topic of my devotion today.
but because it took me so long to actually get my devotion done. (cuz i was distracted by fb and youtube lol)
and after that, i opened this blog post writing page, and it took me an hour before i actually started typing.
yea. i’m guilty as charged.
In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Grecian Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables Brothers, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.”
This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism. They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.
So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith.
first of all.
this is a good example of delegation.
we are humans. and we cant be everywhere doing everything, even though we’d like to.
this is also a good reminder that as we delegate, we should pray for those we delegate to, and bless them and even ask for anointing.
the act of empowerment can make a difference i guess.
even if the duty is as simple as waiting on tables.
we see success in teamwork.
as the work was delegated, the Word could be spread, and the widows could be served,
of course the number of disciples in Jerusalem would increase rapidly.
we need to understand the role we each have, and not be too jealous of more glamorous roles.
look at Stephen.
in the second part of Acts 6 and in the whole of Acts 7, we see what an anointed and wise man he is.
YET, he was delegated to wait on tables!!
and the Twelve even recognized Stephen as full of faith and the Holy Spirit.
yet, he didnt complain for a more glamorous role like the ministry of the word.
he did his job and the church grew.
for a fully functioning body, each member of the body has to do his own role,
so that the whole body may move forward and/or play tennis.
and if they move with a synchronized purpose, the body may actually win that tennis game.
i asked myself, why?
why did the Twelve delegate responsibility based on that person being known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom?
you know, honestly, for me, logically, it would be more sensible to pick people to wait tables with other criterion;
like good leadership skills (cuz they prolly have to make teams).
like willing heart.
like hardworking people.
at least there is the criterion of wisdom.
for me, people known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom should be discipling, ministering, and reaching out (missionary).
not taking orders and cleaning the tables.
so why do YOU think God chose these people to wait tables?
let me know.