Wednesday, April 8, 2015

What Will We Do Without Our Phones?

At the school where I teach, we recently mandated a policy of "no electronic devices" in the school. Kids, like all of us, tend to be distracted by their phones, I-pods and tablets. When I explained the new policy to my students, one boy said, "but what we will do without our phones? You are taking away our childhoods!"

Image from Pixaby.

And it's easy to see how the kids today are addicted to technology, but I am the same way, too. I would also say, "what will I do without my phone?"

What would I do without my Google, my Facebook, my e-mail?

But where is God in this constant flow of information? I realize that the opinions of people on the Internet, on the news, on my Facebook feed are influencing me far more than the opinion of God.

Today I was reading and these verses spoke right at:
Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. And he shall be for a sanctuary. Isaiah 8:13, 14a

I realized how caught up I am in the world around me, as I am constantly online, and aware of what other people are saying and thinking.

I want to be more caught up in God's word, than in the Internet's word. Because He is the one who can save me, who can help me, not the Internet!

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