I was reading in 1 Kings today, and at verse 19:19 got to the point where it read “Elisha son of Shaphat…”
I could have sworn it said Snapchat, which just seemed to confirm that I have a problem. Pretty funny.
I’ve also been reading a book called “Forgotten God” by Francis Chan, and got to a chapter today about being willing to give up whatever God asks for, even if He asks us to surrender something that isn’t sinful in and of itself. I’m not saying that giving up social media makes me more holy or righteous or obedient to God. But it’s fun to think that God can use this to open up new doors in other areas of my life.
I also realized that I’ve lost my ability to focus on one thing at a time. I am so used to multitasking and checking my phone or Facebook as soon as I get writer’s block or lose focus on whatever I’m trying to get done. I am definitely looking forward to breaking that habit!
Anyway, If I was still on social media, today I’d post 2 Corinthians 12:9:
But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weakness, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
Nobody is above grace, not even me. If I could earn forgiveness by by own actions, Christ would have died on the cross for nothing. So although I lose opportunities to glorify God when I sin, it would be even more shameful of me to tell myself that I could make up for it by any of my own deeds. That’s so reassuring. Although I’ve had to relearn this lesson over and over again this last semester, I am so thankful that it’s finally beginning to sink in.
Happy Thursday people!