“Behold, now is a very acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” 2 Cor 6:2
Whew… I made it…. first weekend of Lent in the books, only…… yeah.. lots more time to go. Last night was tempting, waiting for the wife to get home. I easily would have been checking out the Twitter feeds from the week, or reading the news feeds and looking at pictures of someone on Facebook. I did not. I am very proud of myself, since there is everyone always driving us to go like a page or follow them. Its so easy to get wrapped up in all of that nonsense or nonproductive time wasting activities. It does make you feel apart of something, but in the end, it is only a temporary pleasure.
So today, it is all about reflecting on that. What other items do I have in my life that are giving me a temporary pleasure? I am sure I can think of a few, and I will address those in private. I know I am not alone when I am talking about the things that prevent us from having a closer relationship with anyone, whether it be family, or even God for that matter. These can range in items, but usually it is anything that you have that can distract you from anything. I am not saying to cut out everything, because, there is no reason for all that, but everything should come in moderation. For me, limiting my social media intake has helped me to have more time with my family. That is what has been working for me so far, but that doesn’t mean that will work for everyone. That is the awesome part of Lent, it is tailored to your situation at this very moment in time. It is just all about the strengthening of your relationships, spiritually and physically.
Lord, help me to get rid of the clutter in my life that is keeping me from my relationships with you, my friends, and my family. Amen.