Christian Internet Code of Ethics

As a Christian who is active on the internet, I hold myself to certain standards of conduct. They are: * I guard my online relationships * I am careful to visit websites that do not compromise my life in Christ * I take care that my written communications reflect Christ in my life * I guard my time to assure that my time online is kept in proper balance with the rest of my life

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Beware of any work for God that causes or allows you to avoid concentrating on Him. A great number of Christian workers worship their work. The only concern of Christian workers should be their concentration on God. This will mean that all the other boundaries of life, whether they are mental, moral, or spiritual limits, are completely free with the freedom God gives His child; that is, a worshiping child, not a wayward one. A worker who lacks this serious controlling emphasis of concentration on God is apt to become overly burdened by his work. He is a slave to his own limits, having no freedom of his body, mind, or spirit. Consequently, he becomes burned out and defeated. There is no freedom and no delight in life at all. His nerves, mind, and heart are so overwhelmed that God's blessing cannot rest on him.

But the opposite case is equally true--once our concentration is on God, all the limits of our life are free and under the control and mastery of God alone. There is no longer any responsibility on you for the work. The only responsibility you have is to stay in living constant touch with God, and to see that you allow nothing to hinder your cooperation with Him. The freedom that comes after sanctification is the freedom of a child, and the things that used to hold your life down are gone. But be careful to remember that you have been freed for only one thing--to be absolutely devoted to your co-Worker.

We have no right to decide where we should be placed, or to have preconceived ideas as to what God is preparing us to do. God engineers everything; and wherever He places us, our one supreme goal should be to pour out our lives in wholehearted devotion to Him in that particular work. "Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might . . ." (Ecclesiastes 9:10 ).

taken from my morning devo....My Upmost for His Highest


Sharon Brumfield said...

Ha! As I was reading I thought now that sounds like Mister Chambers. I love the way he makes me think.
And that bottom part about no having preconceived ideas about what God is preparing us for...goodness! That will give me some sore toes.

I thank God for Mr Chambers!

Oh Sew Good said...

Up until the last sentence, I thought you were writing that. It's excellent writing and it's excellent thought. How's that shoulder coming along? Are you able to shampoo your hair on your own now?

D said...

Just wanted to say "hi". I'm glad that you're healing well. Sounds like quite an ordeal. When I had simple surgery in the fall of 2007, it really took me a long time to totally recover. And I didn't even have any incisions! I was glad it was over but I just couldn't get moving. Maybe the timing wasn't good for me -- early winter. Anyway, I'm glad it's over!

I enjoyed that marriage poem. I copied it for one of my friends.
((( hugs ))) D