Internet Timeout: Connect with God

Psalm 77:11-12 (NIV)  I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds.

It’s a scene frequently seen in public.  Adults sitting wordlessly together, reading and pecking away on their smart phones.

At one restaurant table I recently saw a young girl, maybe 9 or 10 years of age, sitting silent and bored while three adults were immersed in their smart phones, ignoring her and each other.

It always amazes me to see people go about their lives oblivious to life around them because they’re so absorbed with the inanimate device in their hand.

I wonder if this is what God experiences when Christians fail to take time for prayer and Bible reading?

We are so busy liking, tweeting, and pinning emoticons, memes and selfies that we fail to appreciate the wonders of the present and the beauty surrounding us.  Even worse, we waste so much precious time on trivialities rather than taking a few minutes of every day in prayer and meditation.

When the disciples asked Jesus why he spoke to the people in parables, he said, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.” He continued, “Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.”

Smart phone technology is fantastic and offers a terrific way of sharing the Word, but like TV and radio, it often is a mindless distraction that steals our time and attention from important things like prayer and Bible reading.

II Tiimothy 2:15 (KJV) says, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workmen that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividng the Word of truth.”

Today why not take a break from the Internet and take a few minutes to connect with God?

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country. For those who believe in open borders, safe spaces, and who think free speech is hate speech, move on – there’s nothing here for you to see.

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