I have problems sometimes getting online and jumping right into social media - or watching a whole season of some dumb TV show- or having some ultimately meaningless debate on FB - or watching idiotic 'Top Ten...' Youtube videos...... then all of a sudden HOURS and HOURS of my time has disappeared into some weird vortex of fruitless and guilt-filled, nonsensical black hole.
The internet, in and of itself, is NOT wrong or bad or sinful. Like every tool we use, it depends on how WE, individually, use it.
Christ can be promoted as well as Extreme Terrorism. Encouraging other can be posted as well as Bullying or Controlling Manipulations.
Fruitfulness or Laziness are all at the literal fingertips of our choices online.
I am ashamed to say that MOSTLY I do not use the internet rightly- in other words, for me, in a way that I feel is glorifying to God. There is much laziness and fruitlessness involved in my internet activity.
I am trying to change that. I want to be meaningful in everything I do. I want to be fruitful in what I choose to do. And I want to believe that I am honoring God and my faith with the tools that He has blessed me with.
One SMALL thing I have done lately is changing my internet settings to open up to this 'Bible Dice' page as my Homepage. So that every time I open the internet I am confronted with a Bible that I can choose to 'open up' to a number of random verses. This way I am immediately reminded when I open my browser that I can choose to keep my internet activity fruitful- and the best encouragement for that is God speaking to me from His Word.
The randomness of the 'Bible Dice' is completely fun and interactive as well... you never know what verse is going to come up for you so in the end, you can feel like the Holyspirit is tossing them at you with intentional purpose.
Something to think about.
A small thing that might help if you find yourself in that same internet black hole vortex that I do at times.
Let me know what you think.
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