Daily Post #70

Gen Z and Google: I found this article extremely interesting about how a significant percentage of Gen Zers prefer to search online: “Move Over Google. TikTok Is the Go-To Search Engine for Gen Z”

A Little Bit of Fun for Parents:

I Don’t Trust Myself: This morning I read and spent time in prayer using Psalm 37. Verse 4 reads: “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” I started thinking that even if God did start giving me some of the things I desire so deeply, would I regret it? Would I then look back and say, “Yikes, I had it better then,” or “This is not what I thought this would be.” Honestly, I found myself genuinely praying, “Lord, I really do want you to put the desires in my heart for my family that you have. I don’t trust myself.” Now, I don’t mean that I discount the deep desires that seem to remain no matter what. Often, that is strong evidence (I intentionally avoid the word “proof”) that the desires are from the Lord. Nevertheless, I need to put everything on the table and allow God to speak and move things around…or even knock some things off of the table. What other way to true peace and joy can be found?

Head and Heart: Believing the doctrines of the Christian faith and having a deep affection for Jesus Christ are not the same thing. Is it easy for you to say, “I am a Christian” but doesn’t feel comfortable saying, “I love Jesus.” Do you use terms like “God” and “Lord” but cannot use “Father” and “Friend” without it feeling awkward? These might be red flags in your spiritual walk indicating that you have yet to embark on the path of intimacy with Him. If so, then don’t sit around feeling bad about it; repent and see God’s smile. He loves you. He loves us. Why is this so hard to believe sometimes?

Published by B.J. Condrey, PhD

Dr. Condrey holds a Bachelor of Arts in both Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Missouri-KC, a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Ph.D. in Ethics & Practical Theology from the University of Edinburgh. He is ACSI certified. Dr. Condrey writes courses and teaches Psychology, Bible, and C.S. Lewis at Enlightium Academy, where he began working in 2016. He has served as a youth, young adult, and small group pastor in the local church, and currently teaches Ethics at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has a book published by Wipf & Stock (Breaking Ground) along with other publications. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and writing, spending time with his family, traveling, trout fishing, family hikes, and drinking coffee! He is passionate about helping young people construct a biblical worldview so that their faith involves both the mind and heart. He has been married since 2009 and has two children.

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