Which browser are you using?
If you are reading this article, then you are using the internet and connected via a browser.
Recently l was speaking to a gentleman about a business matter. He asked me to go to their website and was working me thorough the site explaining things. At one point during the discussion l couldn’t find what he was talking about. He kept saying, it’s there, just beside ---, eventually l concluded that it was the browser. So l changed the browser and everything on the website became visible.
This is not the first time l have experienced this. Have you had problems with a website? Before concluding that there is something wrong with the site, perhaps you should try changing the browser.
There are many browsers however, for the purpose of this illustration l will only mention two browsers internet explorer and chrome. Both browsers require periodically updating. However from the account above, it is evident that what shows up on a site sometimes depends on the browser you are using.
In layman terms, it can be said that the browser is an application use to access and view websites. It allows a person to see what is required to be seen. A faulty browser will impact on what you can see.
The bible says in the book of Romans 12; 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Our mind can be seen as a type of browser, it needs to be renewed to see the things of God. Have you ever looked at a person and wonder why they can’t accept certain things? One reason might be that their minds need to be renewed to be able to see what is necessary. In other words the mind, which is a type of browser needs to be renewed.
If we dwell on earthly things our outlook and perceptions will remain carnal, but if we dwell on spiritual things our perceptions will be spiritual and we would be able to focus on things of eternal value .Romans 8: 5 - 6 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace
We do not see things sometimes because our browsers (figuratively) are not configured accurately. This requires growing up, focusing on what is right, and renewing the mind.
Are you facing a challenge? What browser are you using? Have you been trying to tell someone something that they seem not to get? Perhaps you need to encourage the person to change their browser. Our browsers will determine what we can see. This is why we need to be renewed in the spirit of our minds.
So l ask the question again, which browser are you using? The carnal browser or spiritual browser? Our browsers impact on what we see! Its time to renew our browsers so we can see clearly the things God has in stock for us.
Romans 12: 2 reads, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
10/8/2015 03:00:18 pm
Loved your truth about the renewing of our minds. Our minds are such an incredible gift from God and by focusing on Him mentally as much throughout a day the strength in overcoming difficult situations is available. Through discipline and by thinking about Christ our minds retains God's wisdom to live holy. Thanks inspired words for this important responsibility of salvation.
12/8/2015 11:03:56 am
Thanks Walter for your comment and insight. God bless
14/8/2015 12:17:51 pm
Bisi, good analogy between a physical browser and the way we process input based on whether we are carnal or spiritual. The natural man cannot receive the things of God because they are spiritually discerned. Blessings.
14/8/2015 02:30:27 pm
Thanks Pastor Frank for your comments and for stopping by.
17/8/2015 09:51:58 am
Sorry for the late post, but I really feel blessed with this post.
25/8/2015 11:35:17 am
Thanks Ozor for the comments and for visiting the site.
19/8/2015 02:25:32 pm
Good thoughts. How we perceive things, through which lens, is so abstract, and yet even though we can't see or touch the concept, it bears strongly on how we ultimately act.
26/8/2015 05:53:25 pm
I like the analogy, Bisi! And I love Romans 12... such an impacting verse. Whatever we allow our minds to "browse" will end up in our "processor" eventually so as believers, we must allow God's Word to be our "home page." Thanks for this!
2/9/2015 03:36:00 am
That's a nice one Karen. Thanks for your comments.
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