This morning I have read my email, checked out twitter updates, read through the latest posts of my favourite bloggers through Google reader, synched my Blackberry (yes still no iphone) and done a new blog post, all before 8am…. and that is just my internet connections What a contrast to yesterday my Sabbath day when I don’t do email, twitter or blog. So now I am sitting here wondering what my life is really all about and whether these modern technological tools really improve my life. Now don’t gt me wrong, I love tchnology and was definitely created for the computer aid, but I realize too that it is easy for me to allow my technological tools to consume and control me. In this context my Sundays away from the internet are so valuable for they help me to keep the important things of life in focus.
Questions I like to reflect on each Sunday are “What am I most grateful for?” and “Where have I been most aware of God this week.?” These questions help me keep life in perspective and keep me deeply rooted in God’s purposes for me. As I looked at my answers this week I realized that most of what I see as important revolves around relationships- with friends family and colleagues near and far. I need to remind myself that technology is a way I stay in touch. It is not an end in itself and hopefully I will continue to remember that.
What helps you keep God’s perspective in view?