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I am enjoying today’s gadgets — an electronic Bible to hold as many versions as I want, including all my study notes, commentaries, with large enough print to read yet small enough to fit in my hand; a pen that can save every stroke (no more writing on Twinkie wrappers or paper napkins); a world-wide soap box (Blog).

Yet, it’s all fluff! I, really, don’t need any of it! Yes, some things are easier but am I more productive? Does it help me be a better person or make better choices?

What we really need comes from God. The apostle Peter writes:

“By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life.” – 2nd Peter 1:3 (Living Bible)

The great heroes of faith throughout the world did, and do, so much more with so much less.

– fritz@langgang.com

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“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” – Proverbs 4:23

“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he” – Proverbs 23:7a

“Heart” doesn’t just mean a blood pump, it means the core of one’s being. We use the term similarly all the time. It refers to our motives and deep desires which are sometimes unknown even to ourselves.

This arena is not found with microscopes, stethoscopes, or telescopes. It is, in that sense, “spiritual” instead of “physical” though some say it is the result of our physical composition.

Also in that sense, everyone has a spiritual formation – be they preachers, businessmen, terrorists, world leaders, dictators or the unemployed – and it is here where change must, and can take place.

“Indeed, the only hope of humanity lies in the fact that, as our spiritual dimension has been formed, so it also can be transformed. Now and throughout the ages this has been acknowledged by everyone who has thought deeply about our condition—from Moses, Solomon, Socrates, and Spinoza, to Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Oprah, and current feminists and environmentalists. … Disagreements have only to do with what in our spirit needs to be changed and how that change can be brought about. AND ON THESE TWO points lies the inescapable relevance of Jesus to human life.”1

– fritz
1 – Dallas Willard, Renovation of the Heart, NavPress, pg. 14

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