"Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me." (Rev 3:20) NIV
We are now fourteen years into the new millennium. It has brought many advances in technology at a speed never seen before. These advances and updates are supposed to make our life easier and more enjoyable. And, for the most part, they do but some of these advances are making us busier than we have ever been. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Blogger, Pinterest, Android, Iphone, Ipad, etc. (the list goes on)
I am not knocking any of these things (I use most of them) they are great tools. The question is, are these tools taking up valuable time that God wants to use to speak to us? (I'll put myself out there.) I love video games and I have had more than my fair share of them in my life. I sometimes spend hours late at night playing as much as I can. And when I was not playing them I was thinking about them. In church service, I would be building strategies on how I would get my madden 13 team to the next level when I should have been paying attention to the pastor. (Sorry pastor I'm more focused now)
Over the past few months, God has been showing me signs that I need to put down the controller and pick up his Word. God has a plan for my life and if I am going to fulfill it I need to be obedient to his call. God doesn't want anything in the way. Exodus 34:14 (NIV) "Do not worship any other God, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God." God wants a relationship with us and he will do whatever he needs to do to get our attention even if it means breaking our Madden 13 and 12. Jesus is knocking on the door of your heart today will you let him in? Will you submit your plans for his? I encourage you to think about what things and/or people are taking up time that God desires to spend with us. Don't let him have to remove the things that you enjoy in order for him to get your attention, because he will if he needs to. "Our God Is a jealous God" let’s Give him the QUALITY time he deserves.
God Bless & Much Love