Sunday, January 10, 2010

Going off the grid

Wow what an evening at church we had. Thanks Robby for such an inspiring message! I'll get to that in a minute though. If you can keep up with what I am saying awesome! If you have questions or want to know more let me know. Here I go:

Since the beginning of the year I have been all about me. I want to lose weight, get healthy and get organized. It's all I have been talking about. What about God though? Do I not care enough about him to change that area of my life? Sure I go to church, I volunteer my time, and I read my bible. But could I be doing more? Think about this:

James 4:4-10 "You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the spirit he caused to live in us envies intensely? But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble." Submit yourselves, the, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up."

How can I give up the friendship of this world? What has become my idol? Wow....I didn't have to think about it for very long. I just spent all afternoon on the couch watching TV. While I was watching TV I spent time on Facebook. How much of that time could I have spent in the Word of God learning and preparing for the week ahead of me? Almost every day I spent multiple hours watching TV and checking my Facebook profile. At night I spend maybe 5 or 10 minutes on God. That seems wrong to me and I got a huge slap on the face tonight. God spoke to me and said get up off your rear end and learn about me. Memorize scripture, get to know me. Spend time with your family.

So, in thinking about this here is what I came up with. I will no longer be checking my Facebook, I will be watching little to no TV and I will be taking up my time thinking about God and how much he can change me. These worldly things aren't needed to entertain me when I have the most wonderful book ever written at my fingertips. So I hope this starts you thinking what you can change as well. Don't hesitate to comment and we can start a discussion. I love you all and may you be blessed!


  1. I am both happy and sad about this at the same time. It does inspire me to think about using Facebook to encourage time spent in the word. I have a number of friends on FB that I also go to church with. Maybe I can start up a bible study type of thing in FB with a new subject each week using the notes section.

    I like the emphasis on re-centering around the Lord...I will miss the added layer to our friendship that FB has granted though!

  2. Thanks for your comment Heidi! I do plan on going back to FB sometime in the future. I'm just not sure when that will be yet. I hope this reaches those who it needs to reach. I like your idea of using FB as a tool though. Good luck!

  3. Great post Kayla! Very challenging! It got me to thinking...I will be praying for you.