October 31, 2019

What I Read Today;

Romans 8; Matthew 19; Ezekiel 11; Psalm 110-111; 1 Chronicles 3-4; Numbers 9

Here are some statistics on what people spend their time each day:

  • 2 hours and 15 minutes a day on social media
  • 3 hours and 58 minutes a day watching TV
  • 35 minutes a day commuting to and from work
  • 3 hours and 15 minutes a day talking on our phones
  • 3 and a half hours a day on the internet
  • 8 hours a day working

I realize the math shows that we spend 19 hours a day doing these activities. I suspect that we multi-task with these various activities throughout the day.

The point I’m trying to make is, look at what we are filling our minds with.

If this is what we are putting into our minds each day, how can we be surprised that the things of God are being pushed into the background?  Romans 8 says if we focus our minds on the Spirit, we will live according to the spirit.  If we focus our minds on the flesh, we will live according to the flesh.

That’s why it’s essential each day to take time to re-focus on the things of God.  To put down the phone, shut off the TV, open the Scriptures and prayerfully listen for God’s voice.  If Christians would do this, imagine the impact it would have on our churches, our neighborhoods, our cities, and yes, our nation.

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