Getting Disconnected (Plus an Update on my Philippians 4:8 Challenge)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

   *UPDATE: Check out my post "Disconnected? Try Reconnected." for more info*  
   So, it's official: No social media until school ends.

     If I could describe my attitude lately with any two words, they would probably be caught up. I am so caught up in how many likes my Instagram picture gets or how many favorites my tweet gets. I live moments so I can take a picture and share it to prove that I "have a life."


     Today, I am turning over a new leaf. I am going to thoroughly live with everything I have because there will come a time that I can't, either because of old age or sickness or whatever. I'll update y'all on how this goes as time goes by.

     Speaking of UPDATES, scroll down for an update on my Philippians 4:8 challenge:
     

      For a while, it was a bit of a struggle to stay away from the songs that weren't God-honoring but I knew word-for-word. (It's hard to skip any song by my favorite band.) I also put aside a book series that wasn't necessarily bad, per say, but was steering my thoughts in the wrong direction. Like I said, it was hard. but something cool happened as time went by.

     I found myself wanting to turn on the Christian radio station on Pandora, and wanting to read my Bible instead of something else. Suddenly my favorite band wasn't as appealing anymore, and I think that is because I had experienced a thrill so much sweeter than hearing my celebrity crush hit that high note: the love of the One True God.

     For years, I had heard that the love of God was truly satisfying; it was something that was preached to me daily. But, up until a couple years ago, I don't think I was truly striving for that love. I had a slim understanding of the height, depth, width, and length of God's love. (and I know I won't truly be able to comprehend it until I'm called Home.)

     I'm in a good spot right now: I'm learning so much about God and His will. I am resting in His love. I know that there will come a time when I will need to look back at this sweet spot and think, "Remember how full you felt then?" I will need these days as proof of the fullness of the love of God. So, with that in mind, I'm trying to dig into God's word and try to comprehend, with much help from the Holy Spirit, the true dimensions of the love of God and how should affect everything I do.

 
       Lovelies, thanks so much for your patience! Again, I'll keep you updated on what it's like to get "Disconnected." *Cue 5SOS song* (Now, that is one song I most definitely did not skip.)


1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness, this is so encouraging! Thanks for sharing :)

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