Sunday, June 3, 2012

Shutting Down Facebook

Often times I am tempted to shut it all down.  Facebook.  Blogging.  All the online hoop-da-la.  Ya know?  It's something I hear echoed all over the web.  Moms wanting to simplify and slow the train down.  I was musing over this in church of all places today.  I was picturing myself coming home and deactivating my account for awhile.  Taking a break.

But then I realized I need to not be an all or nothing woman.  I'm like that.  With eating.  With reading my bible.  All or nothing.  That is what God is working on this woman's heart lately.  Consistency and balance.

I spent the day offline and it amazes me how refreshed I feel.  The online world has a way of sucking the life right out of us.  I was reminded doing my devotions the other day that God wants me to make Him my habitation.  Psalm 91:9 says, For thou, O Jehovah, art my refuge! Thou hast made the Most High thy habitation.

I want to make the Lord my habitation.  He alone can satisfy this heart.  He alone is worthy of my praise.  He alone can fill me when I'm empty and feeling completely and utterly tapped out.  Emotionally.  Physically.  Spiritually.  All areas.

Habitation = Dwelling Place.

Deuteronomy 33:27 "The eternal God is thy dwelling-place, And underneath are the everlasting arms. And he thrust out the enemy from before thee, And said, Destroy."


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6 comments :

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this! I am where you are....feeling like I need to withdraw from the hours online and simply craft, bake, contemplate, pray, meditate, rest. Its nice to know we are not alone in the challenges we face in this world. Blessings!

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing this...I am also in the place you are! I feel I spend too much time online and need to break away to read, pray, sing, bake, stitch, meditate, listen, rest. Its nice to know I'm not alone in the modern challenges I face!

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  3. So good Traci! So true! God bless your walk with Him...XO

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  4. Great encouragement. I seem to spend so much time online, mostly on Facebook. Catching up with friends, seeing what others are up to, playing words with friends, all that good stuff. A few months ago I thought about shutting on my personal fb since I am on it so much, and just have the "page" that goes with my blog. I found out you cannot do that. So I kept it. But it is definitely something I need to work on, managing my time better.

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  5. Thanks for the post. I alwasy feel the same and this weekend shared my thought with my husband and small group and they thought its my personality to socialize and taking that away will not make me a person who I am... I am glad that you felt refreshed! Thanks for the encouragement...I have struggled with FB

    http://nancyogengayouree.wordpress.com/2012/01/18/facebook/

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  6. I can so relate!

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