God's Ultimate App
by Paul Walerczak
In this world filled with gadgets and gee whiz toys I have a found a pretty amazing tool. I now have an Iphone 4S at my side. With the press of a button and a few voice prompts I have world of information and knowledge at my fingertips. My kids and I were having some fun asking the phone the population of various cities and countries around the world. Within a few seconds there in my hand I would have the data to spout back at the kids. I even asked the phone a silly question like "Hey am I good looking" to which the phone responded "I can't answer that right now". That sure gave the kids, and my wife, a good laugh.
Being an outdoor nut I quickly began to look for apps to add to the phone that might help me with hunting. I found two apps that every Iphone outdoor user should have. The first is an app called mytopo. Mytopo was created by the folks at tremble. Within a few seconds you can literally have various topo maps of your hunting properties in your hand. You can mark your stand locations, or possible locations you would like explore , so you can easily navigate to them. You could also mark all the spots you find blood on the ground while you are tracking your wildgame. If for some reason you have to come back the next day and it has rained overnight..no big deal you now have a virtual moving map saved on your Iphone to help you navigate back to the area you last found sign.
The second app that I found to be a necessary tool in my hunting bag, or should I say hunting applications, is this cool digital compass. I took a screen shot from my Iphone and attached it here to the right. It is pretty amazing. With just the swipe of my finger I can change the face of my Iphone to five different styles of compass faces. Pretty amazing! This tool combined with mytopo map application really could help a guy find his way to his favorite hunting ground or even get him out of pinch should he get a little disoriented. Not that getting disoriented ever happens right????
All of these apps that the Iphone offers are pretty neat. The more I think about it though, all of mankind has been given an app that is a far better guide than anything apple could ever create. What is that app you say? The app is none other than God's Word, the Bible. The Bible is the ultimate app to guide us through the challenges that life throws at us. I can honestly say that as I have read the Bible over the years, prayed over what I read, and asked the Holy Spirit to give me understanding, there has not been a time that I have not found the answers I have needed to guide me through any given situation. As a matter of fact look at what scripture says about the Bible being a guide. Psalm 119:105 "Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path".
There are some who are afraid of technology for various reasons and I am not going to debate that topic here. I would simply like to say that technology can be used to glorify God. If you are reading this devotional then right here is one "good" use of technology. The screen shot to the left was also taken from my Iphone. It is a Bible app that I use on a daily basis between my Ipad and now my Iphone. This appliation has various reading plans, one of which is helping me read through the Old Testament once and the New Testament twice this year. With this type of access to God's word we simply do not have an excuse to not spend time in God's word on a daily basis. Remember, the Bible is God's ultimate app and its over arching message always teaches us about the verse I highlighted for you in yellow.
If you would like to learn more about this great Bible app click HERE
Blessings on your week,
Since a young age Pastor Paul has had a love for the outdoors. After he became a Christian in October of 1994 God began to use the great outdoors to demonstrate to Pastor Paul the eternal truths of scripture. In this section he will share some of these thoughts via written or audio devotionals.