Look Away And Look Up
Posted: Monday, November 23
Jennifer and I like to put our little girls to bed and then decompress with a sitcom or two after a busy day. However, there is usually studying to be done or few more chores to be completed around the house, so this cherished time together on the couch with Netflix happens about once a week. Unfortunately, our time with television will eat away giant, precious chunks of our time if gone unchecked. Our smart phones and tablets can be just as guilty of sucking away untold hours that would be better invested elsewhere.
There certainly was not today's technology when an unknown author wrote what we know as Psalm 119. Yet, the words remain true. "Turn my eyes from worthless things, and give me life through your word" is the psalmist's prayer in verse 39. While I'm certainly not advocating for unplugged life, I know a regular prayer like this is valuable in helping us prioritize our time.