Unplugged or Plugged In?


Sometimes we simply need more prayer and fewer programs, otherwise clutter crowds our lives.  How many times in the past week have we come to God holding activities in our right hand and calendars in our left, asking him to bless it all?  Or how often do we turn on our smart phones only to get bombarded with text messages and emails, followed by the need to sit down at our desktops later to reply?  All of those “to-do’s” can be good things, but God is more concerned with what we hold in our hearts than what we hold in our hands.

So if summer is historically known for lazy days and lemonades, let’s put down what we are doing and spend more time in prayer.  Jesus tells us in Matthew 6:6; “when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”  Or let’s pick up our laptops and climb into our favorite chairs to read the most recent posts from our favorite inspirational bloggers who challenge us to press in to God.  For instance, In her June 28th post to “Kindling,” Judy Douglass reveals three Godly wishes she made for her children and challenges her readers to do the same.

Maybe you feel the need to unplug and simply rest in the Lord’s presence, or perhaps you feel the need to plug in and recharge through the encouragement of online ministries.  Regardless of who you are or where you find yourself, I am confident that the Lord is eager to meet you there.

Meet e4e author Leaha Shaikh

5 thoughts on “Unplugged or Plugged In?

  1. Love this Leaha:) Well said and succint–your gift you know:) Looking forward to meeting you LIVE in a couple of weeks (I hope! oh, i hope!)

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  2. Because I work in the online ministry I am on the computer all the time. Last year God really challenged me to take a sabbatical and unplug and I did just that for an entire month. It was incredibly freeing!! And very refreshing….although scary when I prepared for it!

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    1. Wow, Doris, what a big step! I’m not sure I could do it. BUT, I’ve been able to mentally step back recently and think about what’s driving me and what I can let go. Otherwise, I’d be posting continually!

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