Christian Television Network loves what Sherry and Bobbie Burnette do in Haiti. Their program airs on Sunday's at 12:30pm MT here on Rocky Mountain CTN.
WAYS TO WATCH:
Comcast 51 (SD) & 643 (HD)
Dish Network 55
HD Antenna 33.1 (Cheyenne and Northern Colorado)
TDS Telecommunication 94 (Estes Park), 91 (Arvada), 92 Ft. Collins
If you are not in the Denver/Cheyenne area or want to watch it on a tablet or smartphone, you can stream at Rockymountainctn.com
God is doing great things in the front Range and one of them is unity in the body of Christ!
Come let's worship together at these events.
*Don't forget to put the dates on your calendar*
The world we live in is moving faster and faster with no signs of slowing down. I love technology and all the amazing things it can offer to help make our lives more efficient on all levels, but if we do not put boundaries on the technology we use to help us, it can actually harm us by not letting our mind be able to rest and unplug.
I can remember growing up without any of the advanced tech we use now on a daily basis. I had an Apple IIe that my parents bought for me and I didn’t even know how to use it! It sat on my desk in my room and looked really cool but just sat there unused. Now in my life, I can’t imagine doing my job effectively without my laptop, iPad and phone. I know this may sound crazy to younger generations, but life did exist and people did connect before the internet and cell phones. I can remember my mom telling me that I needed to be home when it started to get dark outside and not calling or texting me that dinner was ready.
I say all these things to help all of us take an inventory of not only what has but what keeps out attention. I just got back from a camping trip this past weekend and decided to leave my phone and all technology at home. It was very strange to not be connected to the internet or my social media apps but was freeing in a way that I needed desperately but didn’t even realize. I didn’t take one picture of the amazing mountain views I saw or record any video of the moose, bald eagles, osprey and other wildlife on my trip. I was able to just be in the moment instead of trying to record media that I would probably never use again anyway. I was also able to hear some things that God wanted to share with me that I would have otherwise not heard because of distractions that come from my technology. I was also able to finish a book that I had started at the beginning of the year and was eager to start reading the next one in the series. I am only sharing this from my perspective and helping you to possibly take inventory of the things that consume your mind and if your technology is working for you or are you working for it and the adulation of others online in the social media world we exist in. The best thing that I learned this weekend was that I need to make time and be deliberate with shutting off my phone and tech to be able to let me mind rest and give God an opportunity to speak to me and not think I have to turn those thoughts and communication from Him into an Instagram post, a Facebook thought or a Twitter connect. I have a job where I need to always be available if we have issues at our transmitters or television station, but I also need to strategically find time to get away with God and let my mind recharge so I am actually MORE effective in my job as a broadcast professional.
One of the practical ways that I am following through with what I learned is to turn off all notifications on my phone except for calls or text and have scheduled times of checking my emails through the day. We need to remember that most of our phones are just mini computers that have the ability to help us get things done in life or become and incredible distraction that can derail our minds and cause us to be unproductive.
Today, ask God to show you areas of your digitally connected life that distract and are possibly keeping you from hearing God’s voice. God is always speaking so we need to find pauses in life to let God get through to us even as we advance more technologically in our world. Don’t let technology rule your life but use it to help you be productive and fulfill his purposes in your life.
Have a great week!
General Manager @ Rocky Mountain CTN
Enjoy Life. Consider Eternity.
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Perception in life is powerful because it’s your senses working together to make judgments about daily life.
I remember going to an IMAX movie a couple of years ago highlighting humans and the way transportation had changed and advanced through the years. It was interesting to see so many changes in how we can get from one place to another. It also probably helped that I am the son of an auto mechanic and saw just how incredible the internal combustion engine was and the transfer of a fuel system to produce inertia and create speed.
Traveling on an airplane is something else that is mind boggling to me. How something so large and heavy can lift off of the ground and get to anywhere on earth in a matter of hours is just crazy. Maybe you are deathly afraid of flying on an airplane versus other forms of transportation. Is your perception that driving in a car, for instance, is safer than flying in an airplane? Look at this article excerpt from the website curiosity.com about flying versus riding or driving a car.
In 2016, 325 people died in 19 airplane crashes worldwide. That might seem like a lot, but more than 2,500
left-handed people are killed every year from using equipment meant for right-handed people.
Despite big-budget Hollywood films' depictions of plane crashes, flying is actually the safest mode of
transportation. In fact, the odds of a plane crash are one for every 1.2 million flights, with odds of dying one in
11 million. Your chances of dying in a car or traffic accident are one in 5,000.
Aren’t those crazy stats about how SAFE flying is versus transportation in a car? So if these statistics are true, then why do so many people have a fear of flying? I would say that it is the perception in people and the focus media sources put on airplane crashes. Our PERCEPTION is that when we get into a car that we are in control and not relying on someone else and their judgment. In fact, it is more dangerous to be in control of our own vehicle rather than trust in an airplane with someone else doing the navigating.
The truth in the Word about God in control of our lives is the very same thing. It is harder to trust in God being in control of life than to trust ourselves and THINK we control situations. We live in a sensory world that wants to override the foundational truths and “Biblical statistics” that can tell a very different story from what we see and hear on a daily basis. Trusting in God is as much about forgetting that we can control all the bad things that happen to us as it is hiding the word of God in our hearts. When we hide the word of God in our heart, we don’t just read words but find ways to let those principles soak into our mind that affects our hearts and then directs our actions.
We must train ourselves to not look at situations from the perspective of doubt and worry but from the perspective of God’s truth. A truth that He has our best interests in mind and that he is opening doors that no man can close and closing doors no man can open.
So as a follower of Christ, when perception in life would lead you to believe that you are out of options remember that the circumstances around you are not greater than the truth that lives inside of you. Protection, comfort and direction based on the promises of God are for everyone who puts God FIRST in life and not just for a select few.
Today is the day to realize that the only security in life is trusting in God and his plan. Peace of mind in life also comes from understanding that you cannot control if bad things happen in life but you can bring needs and requests to God and have your heart and mind guarded as it says in Philippians 4:6-7
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.
Let your perceptions be moved by the Word of God and its truth that can guide and direct you in every way of life!
At Rocky Mountain CTN our mission is focused on empowering viewers to discover a fulfilled life by providing relevant media that connects people to God and community to change our culture. This blog is made up of thoughts to start that change.
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