Steps of Faith

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Had to Rethink my Thinking....






I love this!!!  How true it is......     and by reading this dynamite quote, you probably already have a good indication as to what my post is about today.  

Have you ever heard any of these before?  I'm busier than:


1.  I'm busier than a centipede in a toe counting contest.
2.  Busier than a one eyed cat watching two mouse holes.
3.  Busier than a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking                chairs.
4.  Busier than a Face Book junky who has 5000 fb friends.

About a year ago, I had to rethink my thinking about the amount of time that I was spending on my laptop.   Lets see.....blogging, face booking, pinterest, surfing, emails, etc.....    All of these things were robbing me of my devotion times.   

The best way for me to begin my day is by spending time in fellowship with the Lord.   I have always been a person who loves to journal.  It's awesome to be able to look back over past years and to see the way God has moved in my life.  When I journal, it gives me the opportunity to see the bigger picture of how awesome God is.   

Without even realizing that I was robbing myself of precious time spent with the Lord, I would wake up, grab a cup of coffee and open up my computer to read about what was happening on FB.   Sad isn't it??


Thank goodness.....that the Holy Spirit quickened me to see that I had everything backwards.   

Reading the Bible....studying my devotions.....Praising the Lord....and inviting HIM to fellowship with me each day......These are the most important things in my life!

God never intended for us to let the busyness of life, REPLACE our time with HIM.



Shug ~

8 comments:

Michelle said...

Sometimes the important things in life can get away from us just a bit. Always glad for your reminders, Shug!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Wise words. It must always be God first and computer and stuff second.

Gail Dixon said...

A great reminder. While I love my iPad, I have to admit that it has become a huge time thief. Whenever I try to put it away, I can almost hear it calling me to look up this or that for information. I think I'm on information overload. Is there a 12-step program for technology addiction? I think I might need help.

Barb said...

Hi Shug!

So true!! I totally agree, sometimes it takes me longer to check everything, comment on everything and pin everything(that I will more than likely never look at again!), than it would take me to read a chapter in the Old Testament, say my prayers, call my mother and spend time with my family!

I am working on putting things into perspective, and isn't it funny how when we start doing that, the world starts demanding more of us?! I guess we are just being tested... ;0) I hope I pass...

Great post!

Hugs,
Barb

Lea said...

Oh, we have to be so careful with these gadgets. They can rob us of such precious time and cause us to be disengaged. I'm thinking we probably need to be tech free one day a week and then be more mindful of allowing it to rule our lives otherwise. Good post!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I need to find a way to spend less time on my computer. It definitely keeps me from doing more important things such as reading scriptures. But I always take time to pray!
Have a nice weekend!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

wonderful reminder, Shug. and, so very true. blessings ~ tanna

Gert said...

Oh Shug...thank you for reminding me... Bad habits are hard to breaks sometimes.. Also, we just need to remember whose most important!! And of course that is our Lord!

Thank you!
Gert

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