Hello I wanted to post a little something as I link up for next few weeks with my sis over at www.womenlivingwell.org. She is doing an 8 week discussion on Media and the trouble we can have if not careful. I have to be very honest this has been a major struggle in our home my husband has worked in computer business for well over 10 years he can do it all current title is an engineer at a tech. company he has seen the changes come and go and the explosion to social media first hand. I on the other hand was very computer illiterate and knew nothing yet feeling the pressures to know what I was doing somewhat. All my friends new how and so I taught myself somewhat even surprised my husband and created my very own blog a few years back.
Things changed rather fast as we know it does we now have twitter, facebook, myspace, yahoo chat, you tube and on and on well I quickly learned most of these and wow did it become so addicting in fact I started making it my GOD an IDOL. I no longer got up to read the WORD first oh no instead I put God to the side lines and said I shall read the Word after I Facebook and check all my status updates and let me text now and oh gotta check e-mails ok whoops now I have to quickly read the Word of God so I can start my day well that reading of the Word became less and less every passing day and time on WEB MEDIA grew more and more until I really could notice a yuck going on in my life. I came to my blog one day and had no inspiration nothing to write about and could not figure out why well hello I was dry spiritually dry on empty and on a Media overload and was crashing hard. I decided less Internet more God and really having to purposefully place God where He rightfully belongs FIRST and Family next then other things so I have to make it a habit to place WORD right next to me so in morning the first thing I see when getting up MY BIBLE NOT MY COMPUTER. In fact ladies if your laptops or computers are in your rooms or near where you usually have quiet times with the Lord I encourage you to MOVE them out of view so you are NOT tempted to go to laptop before the WORD of God. Let's face it ladies Media and Social Networks are all here to stay and I am sure grow beyond what most can fathom but we are called to NOT be of this world but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds and to NOT conform to what is going on around us so we can take part but not in place of our time with God, Husbands, Children, Family, Friends, church and etc. let's monitor our time on these things as we monitor our children's time on videos and computers, and TV remember we LEAD BY EXAMPLE that's a hard pill to swallow!!
Until Next Time,
In His Amazing Grace,