Monday, March 7, 2011

Lenten fast

But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where theives do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is there will your heart be also.
The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to one and despise the other.
Matthew 6:19-23a
I've been feeling great conviction lately about how much time I spend in front of the computer. A good chunk of my morning is spent reading what others have to say, both those I know (Facebook) and those I don't (blogs.)
I'm not denouncing them. I love them. But, I love them a little too much.
I cannot serve two masters.
My time in the morning is better spent reading God's words rather than man's.
With that in mind, I am fasting from the computer this lenten season. I do have a couple exceptions:
-I will be checking email, but only 3 times a day (A significant decrease, believe it or not.)
-I will be using the computer for MOPS work, but only for what is absolutely necessary.
-I have found Scripture Typer incredibly helpful in memorizing passages of scripture and will use this season to memorize even more.
I'm telling you all this for only one reason: I don't want you to think something is wrong and tempt me into getting back online. Hopefully, you will see this and then forget about it. I won't be moping about during this time, either. In fact, I anticipate that my joy and energy will increase as I spend time with the Father. (Matthew 6:16-18)
I've had several people in my family, including my husband, ask me to begin blogging more frequently. After this fast, I may be able to focus my attentions better in that way, but don't expect anything until May. :)

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