I'm Surrounded

I’m Surrounded (By My Own Choices)

December 5, 2016

cell phone idolatry

Every thing is at my fingertips. I take up my phone for the weather report, a honey sugar mask recipe I stumbled across the other day, to check on a sick friend, order a shirt from my favorite brand, help to care for a cold my son has, or to gain support from a friend.

It’s all at my fingertips.

No wonder I reach for it constantly.

It’s attached to my hip, in my purse, beside me on the couch, closer than my spouse, my kids … my God.

Has it replaced these things? Don’t be ridiculous.

But it’s replaced so much and become essential when other things have fallen away.

I’m not here to guilt you, but to confess.

I reach for my cell phone over my Bible, ten thousand times to one. Maybe more.

It’s become an idol. In my hand, my heart, my head.

But, but … it’s how I connect, stay informed, find comfort, knowledge, companionship, affirmation, besides I work from it, it helps supplement my income.

cellphone-idol-squareIt’s my … source?

Step back and think.

Who is my source?

What have I replaced Jesus and God’s Word with?

But, but … I have a Bible app.

And it’s not the same and not open near as frequently as let’s say, Facebook.

So I challenge myself and you, if you so desire, to pick up the Word of God more. To be more specific, every third time you go to pick up the phone, replace it with picking up the actual Bible.

Not convenient at work? When did work involve our phones and maybe when you’re checking social media at lunch, open that app.

 

‘Thus says the Lord of hosts:
“Return to Me,” says the Lord of hosts,
“and I will return to you,” says the Lord of hosts.’

~ Zachariah 1:3

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