Media Mondays: Media & our Walk with God

Monday, July 11, 2011
I decided to participate in Women Living Well's series on how Media is affecting our lives. I love this blog; a lot of the posts that Courtney writes about really challenge me and are a great inspiration. When I saw this series I had to participate because this is something that I feel can be a struggle in many areas of my life.

The first topic is Media & Our Walk with GOD.

One area of my life that needs to be worked on is my dependency on God. While the media (TV, Internet, android phone, ipad, etc...) isn't to blame for why I am not Dependent on God, is one thing that is distracting me from setting time away from the everyday tasks and talk with God.

But it's not only my walk with God that is affected, other areas of my life as well such as work & home. I find that if I am having a slow day at the office, I tend to wander to social media outlets, I go to blogs & Facebook to pass time instead of being productive & maybe finding a new project to work on. It also takes away from time with my family when I am home - but that is something I'll go more in depths to later. The same is my walk with God.
  • Instead of praying and reading the word I check my emails and Google.
  • Instead of asking God for direction, I look for solutions online.
  • Instead of asking God for inspiration, I turn to Google.
But I am now conscience of this! I intend to change this! I intend to not let today's technology take away my dependence from God. I found a verse in John 15:5:
"apart from me you can do nothing."
What do I intend to do about it?
  1. I am going to make a point to pray & read the bible every morning before checking my emails.
  2. After I had aaron, I purchased the New Mom's Prayer Bible, I plan to read through it's devotionals.
  3. I also plan to participate more in the bible study group I belong to: Women of the Word.
I intend to post my progress so I can be accountable.

Click here to see Courtney’s & other women’s posts on this topic.


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3 comments:

A Little R&R said...

Excellent! Your honesty is humbling - and I think many will relate to you and your struggles. Very good ideas at the end...I particularly relate to the fact that it takes time away from doing other hobby-things. One thing I want to get back to is crochet.

Wonder Woman I'm Not said...

I feel like I could have written this post. I've really been struggling with focusing on non-internet things at work & home also. I've likened it a little to a seducer trying to lure me away from the commitments I've made to my employer and family. Looking forward to your future posts.

Becky [This Road Called Vida] said...

This is a great post! I can totally relate! It's so easy to look to the internet for answers & inspiration, and neglect to search through God's Word... love this! These thoughts have definitely been on my mind lately. Thanks for posting! (love that verse too!)

 
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