Thursday, January 6, 2011

You Know You Should Give Something Up When . . .

I decided a few days ago that starting Friday, I'd be on a partial media fast. I'll probably have to use computers and email at work in the next two weeks, so that's why it's partial. But during that time, no wasting my time on Twitter, Facebook, watching TV or movies. I'll Tivo it and if I really find it important later, I'll deal with it then.

My first Scripture to memorize this year was Exodus 20:23, "You shall not make [gods to share] with Me [My glory and your worship]; gods of silver or gods of gold you shall not make for yourselves." (That's the Amplified version if you'd like to look it up.) That's the whole, "don't make idols to contend with me because I'm the man" verse.

They say you can tell something is an idol when it gets taken away from you. And, even today all I thought about in my extra moments was, "I need to be on Twitter because I'm not gonna have it for two weeks." Well, that's how you know that you have a problem. The thing is, I don't want Facebook or Twitter to be an idol that someone has made for me, or one that I have built out of people I enjoy hearing from. It can't become more important than God Himself. . .

Those aren't bad things, but they have been too much lately. And this is a time of so much newness for me, that I don't need to be distracted by anything. Not even good things.

So, with that, I'll see you soon. Much love!

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