There’s this interesting application on Facebook called “See what God wants you to know …” All you do is click on “Read your Message from God” and the system automatically generates a “word” from God for you. At first, I thought it was quite neat. After a while, I began to feel a little uncomfortable with it. I couldn’t quite explain why … something just didn’t sit well with me.
One day, it hit me!
I remember as a kid when I would flip to the horoscope section of the newspapers or a magazine just to find out what my sign had in store for me. On some days, it would be a word of encouragement. And on other days, it would be a word of caution. This Facebook application functions in the same way! Hmmm … let’s see … what is God saying to me today? … click … oh wow, I am highly favoured … click … oh dear, spiritual warfare today … click … oh my, I need healing from my past … click … oh yes, I will be prosperous this week … I think you get the point. This is Christian Horoscope! What happened to waiting upon the Lord, being in His presence and hearing His voice?
I’m sure no Christian really takes this application seriously. Then again, judging from the short-cuts nowadays, I could wrong.