Sunday, July 10, 2011
Walking with God - and my Wi-Fi
However, I also find myself drawn a little too much into the internet. It's easy to start researching a topic, going from link to link, and then find that hours of my day are gone. And these are hours that I could have spent in prayer and meditation with God, getting chores done at home, spending time with my husband and so on. I noticed this not long after I first started my transition home from working full-time and I've prayerfully started to combat it because I could feel it affecting my walk with God.
First and foremost, I do not even turn the computer on until I have had time to pray and to read Scripture. Rushing through a devotional while booting up the laptop just doesn't strike me as the ultimate model of worship. I am Christ's disciple and in order to live that life, I need to come before Him daily, infettered by a half-written blog piece and various emails awaiting my attention.
In order to limit my time online, I've deliberately stayed off Twitter and I haven't put my blog up on Facebook either. I really enjoy interacting with the wonderful folks I've met online through reading their blogs and writing my own. However, I know that I need to live my offline life and I don't want to be a cause for others not living their lives fully either.
In moderation, the internet and social media can be wonderful. There are so many bloggers out there whose company I suspect I would enjoy were we to meet in real life. However, without time unplugged from the computer and at the feet of God, we cannot walk that Christian walk of ours that way that it's meant to be done.