My life is being taken over by technology. The phone is always ringing. I can nearly always be reached. I rarely get a moment to put it aside. Have you ever noticed that someone's phone always rings during prayer? Have you ever felt like it would be amazing to sit down to dinner and not have someone answering their phones, or the door, or their email, or facebook, or any other number of apps and annoyances. It seems to me that my life is filled with ring tones.
There are times, I look around and think, how has this happened. Technology was put here to help us do the things we need to do. However, it also makes it easier to do the wrong things instead of the right ones.
In my day, we only had one house phone. I had to sit out on the dog house with the phone as far as it would reach in order to get any privacy at all. Everything was attached by a cord. In this day of wifi and wireless technology, it is way too easy to get attached to the fast paced world that we need to leave behind every once in a while.
This past weekend, we went to the campout for my husbands work. There was no cell reception at the site. It was wonderful to see the kids play and just be kids. No electronics or TV or Gameboys or anything else that required charging and phone service. We took one of our grandsons, and it brought tears to my eyes to see him running and playing all over the camp ground. Of course, he found the mud puddle, and he bathed in it completely. I justified it by thinking it MUST be good for his skin. He had a ball running through the mud and losing his shoes and finding them again.
Technology has it's good points, but also it's bad ones. Anything that comes between us and our communications with our Heavenly Father and our family, really needs to be changed. We need to decide to change it. So, in your life, what is most important to you? What are you going to change?