Keeping Your Faith Alive (20)
Think about the number of screens you sit in front of each day - computer screens, TV screens, movie screens, portable DVD screens, and handheld game screens. A little channel surfing or web surfing can subtly turn into hours that may leave you with glazed eyes and a mind full of information you have to diffuse over the next couple of hours or sleep on while lying in your bed…
What has all of that time in front of those screens done to your faith? Is it increased, diminished, or inactive? Time is equally distributed to everyone. The Bible says, “redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:16). Such a sober consideration will cause us to consider investing our time in things of lasting value. Time with marriage, family, or friends gives you an opportunity to share your faith with those you love, but that will come from understanding the time you need to spend with God.
God is calling for you to listen to His messages. We need to spend time with Him rather than “screening” His calls - taking only the calls from Him we want. He calls for us to be “holy; for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16). He exhorts us to “walk worthily of the calling wherewith ye were called” (Ephesians 4:1). God petitions us to “give more diligence to make your calling and election sure” (2 Peter 1:11). Are we leaving some time open each day just for the purpose of listening to God’s call? If you are one of His sheep, hear His voice. It will keep your faith alive!