While having lunch with a friend last week she suggested that I share my decision to disconnect from TV with all of you, my friends and followers, so here goes… About a year ago I was plagued with a question and I did not like my answer…I was a TV “junkie” and to be honest I still enjoy watching a few programs through my internet connection and I do see TV (news) on a regular basis as it is part of my job. My dilemma was too much TV. I recently joined a church and have been gradually getting more and more involved, when I realized that I knew more about current TV plots than the stories in the Bible. The Bible tells me my history and my future, TV shows and this world in particular with all pass away, are you seeing the point to my story? There was a time when I was able to quote verses, I was raised in a Christian home and attended church on a regular basis and even attend a Christian College but I had allowed my life to become cluttered with the things of this temporary home. Life was good at times and had been very bad at times, I had unknowingly put God in a corner and I would occasionally remember to say “hello” and “thanks” but mostly, a reminder that caught the corner of my eye from time to time. I made a declaration that I needed an intervention! I was DVR(ing) several shows each week and basically used my 2 days off work to sit in front of a TV! I no longer wanted to be a slave to my TV and furthermore, what was I really gaining from that experience? The answer, absolutely nothing! Sure I could join in conversations about who was seeing who or who did what…but it left me feeling very empty. So, I starting reading my Bible more, started reading more books and the best part of it all, I was allowing myself to meet new people (thanks Brandi for the encouragement). The past 6 months or so have been remarkable, I am sharing my life experiences with my friends and family on a more regular basis, I started attending classes and workshops at church and I have been an active member of a couple of groups at church. And bonus, I started this blog (thanks Jan). God is blessing me beyond anything I ever imagined. I just wish I had not been so stubborn and resisted the call to come home, but God never left me and He welcomed me back with grace, mercy and unconditional love. Unplugging may not be for you, find what works for you and spend time with God, you will not be disappointed, I promise. I cherish my devotional and prayer time with God, He wants to share in my joys, my struggles and my life. No matter what the weather is like outside or the state of the world’s affairs, knowing God walks with me makes every day beautiful!
Peace and Blessings~
Teach me thy way, O Lord; I will walk in thy truth:
unite my heart to fear thy name.
I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart:
and I will glorify thy name for evermore.
For great is thy mercy toward me:
and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.