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Who’s Your Social Medium

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Got a personal guru?

 

Guru: an influential teacher or popular expert, authority, master, specialist (google)

ENLIGHTEN ME…NOW!  How easy is it to turn to social media to accumulate immediate answers to our gotta-know-now questions? Google is probably my favorite research buddy whenever I hit a snag in writing. Madam Google appears to have an answer for everything.

SOCIALISM MEDIA. We’ve become expert socialists at ‘meeting’ online with others who share our interests. Collectively we make our world go round. In circles.

MUST HAVE! We wake up in the morning, grab the phone, check in with our guru circles. Check them again mid day. And then check one last time as our heads hit the pillow, just in case our social medium has one last iota of “essential” info to add to the “Data Smog” our brains will never fully sort through and digest.

A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING. I don’t have a problem with socialism media—unless we ignore the fact we have 24/7 access to the “Guru” of the universe, the Lord who made heaven and earth. The God who knit my spirit and soul together, creating just the right combo of  spiritual and physical DNA for me to succeed at my divine calling. Wouldn’t He have the best answers?

THE MEDIUM. Excuse me, Madam Google. While you have mega terabytes of knowledge, you’ll never know the needs of my heart. Never. You don’t even know what I’m thinking at this second. Are you simply wasting my time, Madam G?

LAZINESS. If the Lord understands our deepest thoughts, even the ones we have difficulty deciphering, why don’t we take the time to ask Him our questions and let Him unzip those inaccessible heart-files?  Is it a lack of patience? A fear of relationship? Do we see no value in His Presence?

What will it take to alter our “social” habits and pursuits?

The One who knows all of our yesterdays and our futures simultaneously is also presently accessible. Today. At this very moment.

The advantages of “de-Smogging” my life

Unless I intentionally open my heart to God, I’ll miss the daily Tweets from the Holy Spirit.

The Father is LinkedIn to my every need, and His Meetup time is always.

He says, “Myspace is your space,” and He has a unique Pinterest board with my life on it.

One Yelp from me calling on His name, and He’s there.

If I’m consciously reading the Word, I’ll supernaturally StumbleUpon the solution to my current problem.

My adversary will throw every conceivable distraction my way—anything to keep me from Facetime with the Father in Heaven.

EVEN 15 MINUTES of focused communion with the Lord is time wisely spent. Why? Because, “by His divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life.”

Everything = everything.

“Trust the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; Acknowledge Him in all your ways, and He will make your path straight

Do not be wise in your own eyes. Fear the Lord (His opinion matters most), and turn away from evil. This will be healing to your body and refreshment to your bones.” Proverbs 3:5-8 tlv

Are you in the socialist habit?
Or the habit of His presence?

The Intentionality of an Embattled Spirit

Suggestions from Technopedia on how to cut back on unhealthy “Data Smog.”

  • Spend some time away from communication devices, the Internet and the television
  • Try going on “data fasts”
  • Browse through newspapers and magazines and cut out the articles that you want to read and learn about
  • Make use of filtering for unwanted emails
  • Do not send or forward urban legends, chain letters or any useless information to others
  • Write concisely and briefly
  • Systematize your Web bookmarks or folders

Read the book by David Shenk

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