by Sami

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I have never been good at being alone.

Ever since I was a kid, the first thing I would do after walking in the door was to turn on the television.  All throughout school, I would turn the radio on when I woke up in the morning would to fall asleep to a movie every night.  It’s amazing how you can lose hours just by sitting on a couch and staring endlessly at a screen.

In a strange way, my busyness has prevented me from my usual schedule of distractions and it has made me realize something of great importance.  By tuning in to the radio or television, I tune out God.

There are PDA’s, MP3’s, cell phones, laptops, and the list goes on.  Yes, they can make life easier.  However, sometimes I believe they are evil tools created to connect us to the world and disconnect us from God! 😉

But seriously, everything has its place.  Everyone needs to relax and recharge in their own way.  Time with God is sacred.  Before we can invite Him into our life, we must clear out the rest of the clutter.  Jesus set the ultimate example; when He prayed, He went off to a quiet, secluded place (he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone – Matt 14:23).

Put aside the distractions in your life and make room for God to enter. 

…let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God -2 Cor 7:1

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Rachel Wojnarowski August 24, 2010 - 7:37 am

Hey there! You were thinking along the distraction line too. Right there with ya! Have a great day.

Crystal August 23, 2010 - 7:42 pm

Hey. Found you through the WOF Talk Back. This is much truth in what you’re talking about. I realized over the past year or so that as I grew closer to God, I grew more comfortable with silence. I truly enjoy my Christian music, but it is 2nd in line to pure, absolute, silence. We recently drove (moved) from Mississippi to Nebraska in separate vehicles & I realized over halfway through that I had not listened to the radio at all. When I’m blogging I usually find I’m more in tune with my heart when I’m in silence. But you’re right, we have to become comfortable with it. We must put all the other ‘stuff’ aside to allow God to quietly enter our lives. I’ll be posting in the morning in regards to this week’s Talk Back =)

sami August 23, 2010 - 7:53 pm

Thanks for stopping by, Crystal! What you said is so true. Looking forward to more of your insights!

Christine (iDreamofClean) May 4, 2010 - 7:26 am

So true! I often think the same thing. It definitely can take discipline to turn the technology off…and I need much more of it! Great reminder!

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