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Where Does the Time Go?

The Watered Soul: Where Does the Time Go?

Jun 15, 2010

Where Does the Time Go?

What book are you giving the most face time? God's book, Facebook or perhaps some other book? Sometimes I found myself amazed at how much time had managed to slip away as I meandered around on Facebook tending to fish, raising crops, whizzing up meals in the café, or checking the latest friend's status. And it's no secret...I LOVE books and reading has been my favorite past time since I was little girl.

Joshua 1:8 us reminds of the importance of time in God's book.

This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success.(AMP)

It can not be in my mouth or mind, if I haven't first put it before my eyes and ears. Every now and  then a little adjustment is needed. So lately I've been weaning myself away from Facebook and spending  less time with other books in order to give God's Word more face time.

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At June 15, 2010 at 4:45 AM , Blogger welcome to my world of poetry said...

Yes on can get absorbed with what is going on either on facebook or blogger as long as we don't ignore what is going on in the outside world,

Enjoy your day,

At June 15, 2010 at 9:09 AM , Blogger BLUEBUTTERFLY said...

Wow, Wanda. I did the same thing with FB about a month ago. I now only use it to connect with clients and associates outside my immediate geographic area.

At June 15, 2010 at 9:37 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wanda, right on target as usual. If you read my page titled, "About Me?" you'll see how God practically had to pry my hands open for me to let go of facebook. I fought Him for so long, but guess who wins when wrestling with God? ;) The moment I let go of the very thing He was asking me to let go of, on the other side was something better. He opened up the opportunity to minister through the blog and it is a whole other world here. Facebook tends to sap life out of us. The multitude of comments which go on your page before one can approve them and by the time you can delete them they've spread the venom causing offenses left and right. There are so many more distractions there too with the games which add up to nothing. I know that if we're not careful we can get distracted here in Blog Land too, but another friend shared how it is a much more purposeful place when used correctly. I agree.

In the end, none of it makes any sense if we are too distracted from abiding in His Word and in His presence. Good post my sister.

At June 15, 2010 at 9:48 AM , Blogger Missie said...

I have decided that i am only going to read novels, magazines and the like on weekend. Blogs and the Bible are my only weekday friends.
I probably should start less time on Facebook or Twitter too!
Thanks for your post!

At June 15, 2010 at 11:32 AM , Blogger Joanne Sher said...

Good for you, Wanda. Thanks for this reminder. I likely need to do the same. Thanks.

At June 15, 2010 at 1:50 PM , Blogger AnooCre8ion said...

Great post Wanda. It's something I too am very conscious of as I meander around facebook and blogland. I so love the Word and don't want to put anything before it.


At June 15, 2010 at 4:45 PM , Blogger Lorena G. Sims said...

Great post Wanda. I barely check my facebook account anymore because I got to the point that it's the first thing I read when I woke up in the morning and the last thing I do before going to bed. It's just not right!

At June 15, 2010 at 6:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great post, Wanda. It's funny, I just asked you what you were reading these days (see email). Then your post came. I believe the FB novelty is wearing off for many of us, as the Holy Spirit convicts about time spent there. There is just no substitute for time in God's word. Thank you for reminding us of that.

At June 15, 2010 at 7:02 PM , Blogger Karen said...

Amen! You are right on the mark with this post...

At June 16, 2010 at 6:22 PM , Blogger ~Amy~ said...

This was a powerful little post! meant for me!! I have been struggling with getting back into His Word and I love how you said "It can not be in my mouth or mind if I haven't first put it before my eyes and ears." So good and so very true!!
Thank you for stopping by my blog glad you did, otherwise I may not have found your blog and this post!
P.S. I have been praying about becoming more dedicating and disciplined to reading my Word on a daily basis that God has lead me to participate in the challenge of reading through the Bible in 90 Days! I am really looking forward to it and know I will be blessed immensely from it!

At June 22, 2010 at 10:14 PM , Blogger Wanda said...

Amy, I recently came across someone else that was talking about the the bible in 90days as well.


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