High Definition Christian Devotional

High Definition Christian

Julia Bettencourt

Posted July 30, 2008


Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you...  James 4:8a

The new rage today is HDTV.  High Definition Television.  It's one of those technical advances that has come along in our society that is changing the way we view and see TV.  It's quite amazing to see all the advanced technology that has come along since the old days of black and white.

From what I've read, the main difference in high definition capabilities is that the lines of the picture are done in such a way that they are closer together so it comes across as clearer when we view it.

There are other things that go along with it, such as better sound quality capability and sharp color definition.  In high definition we view and hear things at the ultimate level.

Christians have the capability to broadcast in high definition as well.   The closer we are to Christ, the less gaps there are going to be in our walk with Him and in turn our picture and quality as a Christian is going to be clearer and of a better quality.  People are going to know we are projecting Christ with a high level of intensity in our lives.


A High Definition Christian Will Have:



Better Picture Quality

When we begin spending time with Christ and drawing closer to Him, it changes us.  It changes the way we act and react to the world around us.  Spending time with Christ is one sure way of making yourself better and improving your overall picture quality as a Christian.  When people see our lives, they should know our lives have meaning.  They should see Christ in us.


I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.  Galatians 2:20



Better Color Quality

Drawing close to Christ makes us brighter and more vibrant.  Others should see that we are portraying Christ in full color through our lives.  We should be radiating joy, kindness, love, and all of those things that living for Christ entails.  When others look at us we should be sharp and vivid because we know Christ.


But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

Meekness, temperance:against such there is no law.

And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.  

If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the spirit.  Galatians 5:22-25



Better Sound Quality

HDTV has the capability to operate in surround sound.  It makes the things we hear richer and clearer.  As Christians, what do we sound like?  What we say and do shouldn't be just like the world.  We should have a distinctive sound.


When we get to know Christ and are spending time in prayer and in reading the Word of God, our speech will reflect that.

Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.  Philippians 2:14,15



But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.  1 Peter 1:15,16



Conclusion:

High Definition Television is more than the standard display as we know it.  It operates on a different mode.  Our Christianity should be more than the standard too.  When we are constantly in tune with Christ and spending time with Him, it draws us closer to Him.

This makes us sharper and more distinctive because we start living like Christ.  He starts being more visible in our lives.  We begin displaying those vibrant fruits of the spirit.  We start living in sharp contrast to the world.  As Christians, our lives should be defined by Christ at the highest level.

So, is your Christian life broadcasting in high definition? 

Copyright ©2008 Julia Bettencourt
Scripture References are from the King James Version.
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