★How often the things of this world take the place of God.
★How many hours are spent watching TV, surfing the net, lazing around doing nothing but find no time to read God’s word, pray, do His work, study and do other useful things.
★Computers are a great mean of communication. keeping in touch and doing God’s work. But let’s not allow it to take too much of our time and it has lot of ideas and stuff that turn us away from our Lord.
We need to study God word diligently and turn away from Godless chatter and opposing ideas.
***1 Timothy 6: 20 Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge, 21 which some have professed and in so doing have wandered from the faith.
★Sometimes just the last few minutes before going to bed, when one is tired are all that’s given to God!!
Isn’t that sad?? FORGIVE US LORD….
★Television and Internet has it’s share of good and bad, there are positive and
negative influence on it’s viewers and users.
★But have you ever wondered what the TV and Internet robbed from us?
★Quiet time with God?
★ Family Devotion?
★ Good reading?
★ Art of writing using paper and pen?
★ Church attendance?
★ Visiting friend?
★ Entertaining friends at home?
★ Family time together, just laughing and talking?
★ Wholesome conversation?
★ Real friendships and relationships?
★ Playing with kids and reading them stories?
Surprised at what we’ve lost, what we are missing?
★ May God help us to use our time wisely…
★ May He help us to discern between the ‘good’ and ‘bad’.
★ God’s desire is that we are blameless.
•● 1 Thessalonians 5: 23 “May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it. “
★And He wants us to think of whats pure, noble and right.
•● Philippians 4: 8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
★Job made a covenant with his eyes. Can we do that?
•● Job 31:1 “I made a covenant with my eyes
not to look lustfully at a young woman.
★And David who sinned and knew it’s consequences and later repented said..
•● Psalm 101:2 “I will be careful to lead a blameless life—
when will you come to me?
I will conduct the affairs of my house
with a blameless heart.
on anything that is vile.
I hate what faithless people do;
I will have no part in it.”
★Let’s not let anything come between us and God and let’s spend quality time with God and family.