Conversations with Jesus Daily devotion Morning quiet time Morning routine putting down the cell phone putting down the electronics read God's word daily Sacred heart Sacred mind take a break from social media the social media trap
When I think about the human body and the amazing creation it is, I can't help to think how the mind and the heart are very sacred to that creation.Think about how many times the heart and the mind are mentioned in scripture.
For instance: Philippians 4:8. "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." Philippians 4:8 ESV - Finally, brothers, whatever is true, - Bible Gateway Proverbs 4:23: "Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life." Proverbs 4:23 ESV - Keep your heart with all vigilance, for - Bible Gateway 1 Timothy 1:5: "The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith." 1 Timothy 1:5 ESV - The aim of our charge is love that - Bible Gateway
One definition I found of the word sacred is: Not to be profaned or violated. Wow! Do we really take this seriously, in today's society? I'm not sure, because if we did, we would recognize how we could very well be corrupting our hearts and our minds, with our eyes glued to some kind of electronic device, almost all of our waking hours.
You know how it goes. You sit down to just peek at social media and the next thing you know you've wasted 45 minutes watching some crazy reels and videos, Some with very pure content and some, not so much. What is this doing to our minds? Our hearts? Our kids minds and hearts?
You're out to dinner with family. You get a text and the next thing you know you're sucked into a texting conversation. Everyone else at the table then pulls out their devices and begin scrolling through social media and texting with friends too. Down the rabbit hole we go... all focused in on an electronic screen and not enjoying the company of the special people right there, live and in person. The real people. The ones who matter!
Imagine what this is doing to our minds and our hearts? It has to be changing them. It has to be affecting them. In many ways it has to be "profaning or violating" them.
It's scary that as a society we have allowed ourselves to get sucked in to this social media and electronic trap. A trap that's definitely having a very negative effect on our hearts and our minds.
If you're feeling out of sorts, take a little break! Set aside your phone and electronics, even for just 30 minutes each day. Get reacquainted with God, by using this time to put more positive things put into your heart and mind.
Find a place where you can get still and quiet.
Choose one scripture. Read it over and over, so it fills your mind with God’s truth and HIS positivity.
Write down any thoughts, feelings, questions or challenges that come to mind. Writing about what you're feeling will help you have better conversations with God and will get you centered.
Pray! Thank God first for all he has already done for you. Ask God for help fighting off negative thoughts... this one little request can be a game changer for you!
When you're done praying, sit in silence, listening for and connecting to God.
If you want to keep your heart and mind from being "profaned or violated," make it a priority and a habit to put down the electronics and spend quality time thinking on those things that are worthy of your thoughts... things that are of value, so you can be diligent in keeping your heart and mind sacred.