The whole world benefits from the gospel of Jesus Christ today.
We have so many blessings all about us. Safety, healthcare, abundance virtually everywhere, the fullness of the restored gospel, Church organization, scriptures, access to local leaders, General Authorities, and media that help us learn lessons, avoid pitfalls, and enjoy renewed hope. Though many of us are in very different circumstances, all of us can benefit from the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Church is involved in many efforts to help those in need all around the world. Watch these Inspiring videos about the many humanitarian efforts taking place around the world.
Technology has enabled the message of the gospel to be broadcast all across the world. Its purpose is to further the kingdom of God on earth and help move His mission forward. He uses it to help us live, love, and serve in meaningful ways. With digital devices, we have amazing access to the gospel doctrine:
- Valuable scripture study and gospel messages are available almost anywhere, anytime through the Internet, computers, and mobile devices
- Conference talks, inspiration, and more since 1976 available online
- Blogging enables numerous people to share words of wisdom, record histories, and receive and share important messages all across the world. This kind of power was formerly only available to those with the wherewithal to purchase advertising space. Now everyone can have a voice.
- Websites of hope, encouragement, and inspiration are abundant. We all have our favorites. The important thing to remember is why this knowledge has been made available to us and share it appropriately.
All these technologies and hundreds more have been revealed to man to help further the kingdom of God on earth and spread gospel message all across the world. This plethora of information comes to us with expectation that we will use it responsibly and within reason. A missionary offered some words of warning:
“If you find that you are too busy to have personal and family prayer in the morning and scripture study sometime in the day, you are busier than the Lord intended for you to be.”
This exhortation has been shared by many. Furthermore, I know this is a most important principle in our day when information is measured in gigabytes and terabytes–which we can’t really even begin to comprehend. Don’t let the abundance of information obscure what is really most important. Take the time and set aside the less important to do the essential things every single day, and you will be blessed. You will receive greater strength and guidance from these habits that will bring nothing but good to you and your family.
All technology is not inherently bad. The Church spends millions of dollars to further the kingdom of God and promote the good of the gospel of Jesus Christ to millions all across the earth with the use of technology.
“What difference does it make?” The good news is that the gospel of Jesus Christ makes all the difference—honor in hardship, significance to service, meaning to mountains, and deference in duty. Its price is a privilege to pay.
If technology helps you draw closer to this end, it is appropriate.
About Walter Penning
In 1989, Walter Penning formed a consultancy based in Salt Lake City and empowered his clients by streamlining processes and building a loyal, lifetime customer base with great customer service. His true passion is found in his family. He says the best decision he ever made was to marry his sweetheart and have children. The wonderful family she has given him and her constant love, support, and patience amid life's challenges is his panacea.