And be renewed in the spirit of your mind. (Ephesians 4:23)
I read a statistic a few days ago that really didn’t surprise me…but it still alarmed me. The average American spends 11 hours a day in front of some type of screen. Think about that for a moment. When you add in that they sleep another 7-8 hours that means there are only 5-6 hours in which they are not looking at a screen! I know that is the current generation in which we live…but it makes me wonder if we have allowed our minds to be controlled by what we watch and see rather than thinking for ourselves.
I have seen a younger generation that has lost the ability to imagine and create; simply because they have been controlled by what is happening on a screen in front of them. I tell my children often of the hours I would be outside playing with nothing but a ball and was able to entertain myself!
VISION: Today, I encourage you to power down the laptop or shut off the social media. Turn off the TV and take some quiet time to think and to pray. Allow your mind to be open to what Holy Spirit says to you and allow Him to direct you. Create new ideas with the creative mind God has blessed you with. It is time we think for ourselves again and open our mind to be used like God wants it to be used. It’s time to power down the screen so we can power up the mind!
Prayer Point: Lord help me to tune to your word and spiritual things, Amen