Have you ever been extremely impacted by something and then when you go to find all the verses, quotes, videos, etc. nothing is anywhere to be found? That is what I am experiencing right now. There was a quote I had found from John Piper talking about that Facebook and Twitter will be evidence of why a lack of time will not be an excuse for prayerlessness. That is not the exact quote, but that is the jest. THEN, I read this really cool article again from Piper. Someone had asked him about whether he really did his own tweeting and something about questioning how they were always the same time of day... Piper answered in an incredible way about how he uses this certain program that automatically puts in all his tweets at certain times, etc. And the end of the article was especially convicting about the use of all these social-networking sites. Oh poooooh - If I could only find the article.
So then the Lord confirmed this morning that I was on the right track and that my vlog was to be posted today after I studied with him this morning..... let me explain.
The bottom line for me is that FB and Twitter, texting, etc. were taking me away from so many things during the day - namely my concentration on Him. It is hard enough with 4 kids, subbing all the time, working in my new job, and sports. But add the constant thoughts of "oh that would be a funny status" or "I will have to remember that for later" or I need to be keeping up with the conversation on twitter............cause I feel left out.... And that is part of what I felt......yes, i know absurd and crazy, I think so too! But it was growing a need in me to be accepted by people and neglecting my acceptance and total fulfillment from being a child of Christ.
"I am with you always...........Most Christians accept this teaching as truth but ignore it in their daily living. The fact that I AM with you always makes every moment of your life meaningful." S. Young from Jesus Calling. Because of this area in my life - I was not aware of His presence very much, but more than anything just ignoring it for the simple fact that I was overtaken and obsessed with another - fb, twitter, etc. It just can't be!
Please take the time to watch this video. I hope you can understand a bit more where my heart is! I love you all - thank you for allowing me to be real and exposed! I am growing and I am sure thankful He has not stopped sifting me! Lifetime process! I love you!