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"Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!" (Psalms 37:7)

Over the last 30 years our society has become more advanced, more technologically savvy, than any generation in history. Every year sees an increase in time saving devices. So why are we so busy?

Cell phones, Email, Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and laptops mean that we never have to be out of touch for one moment of our day. Yet with all the ability to communicate we know each other, truly know each other, less than ever. Not to mention the distractions these devices bring us in our daily life. On the job, in the car, at the movies, our cellphones have become extensions of our hands as we text every minute detail of our existence to people around the world.

Can we not be still one minute? One hour? One day?

"Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!" (Psalms 46:10)

If God truly comes in a still, small voice (1 Kings 19:12) than we are in danger of missing Him due to all the hustle and bustle around us. Don't me wrong. I love and USE tech myself. Yet I realize I spend more time teching out with others than chilling out with God!

SO I want to challenge you. Take a day of rest. Set aside 1 day and leave the technology alone. Stay off the cell phone, the computer, etc and re-connect with God. Spend time LISTENING for Him. I am going to give Sundays a try.

Anyone up for the challenge?


Anonymous said...

"...The man who carries out evil devices..." Sometimes I think my computer is an "evil device" that I sometimes want to "carry out" of the house! =) (Of course, I know it's ethically neutral... It's what I do with it, and the amount of time I spend/waste with it. But I couldn't help but play with the words!)

Paul Wilkinson said...

I'm just in the process of finishing the book Flickering Pixels by Shane Hipps (Zondervan); probably the best treatment of this subject I've seen so far.

RDA said...

I'll have to check that book out. Thanks for the recommendation.