While I don’t agree with all the things said in this youtube video, it’s underlying message is very important. I think my major addiction in being distracted in Christendom is my thirst for doctrinal knowledge. This is reading blogs, forums, threads, articles, etc, online and getting caught up with all my reading materal next to my bed. I might call a week fast from the computer side of it all.
I encourage you to find what is the greatest distraction you accidentally get caught up in Christendom and suggest fasting from it. Last night I decided to take the dog for a walk and I talked with God about guarding my heart. He gave me a vision of what my heart was already and that my heart is ready to endure things to come. It’s amazing when you choose to be bored and make space to have nothing distract you how God chooses to spend time with you. Your weeks do become supernatural in a more natural way that you never think is possible.
After this month, I may pass my church position for a few weeks and enjoy fellowshiping on Sunday mornings at a local cafe. I might even decide to mingle at a pub on a Sunday night with some mates to know more locals. I’m always questioning if I play ‘Keeping Up Appearance’ games.
So what’s God telling you to do right now so you may not get caught up with Christian distractions?
When will you have a peacful, clear fellowship time with God where you will find little distraction?
BTW. In this youtube video, I also don’t agree with worship being a distraction. It can be to some because some Christians worship the art form. Others may glorify themselves through it rather then seeing it as a tool to meet God personally (me, me, me, I, I, I…). As I always say (and I’m proud to say I came up with this- or maybe God did *grumbles*): Worship is prayer in melody.
I pray this blesses you and furthers your personal relationships with God.
Consider the speck. Consider the plank.