Prov 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
It never ceases to amaze me how the random Scripture thought for the week fits so well into what has happened or is happening that week. God can really make a point! Trust in the Lord – and not in electronics! Can we do that?
This blog is a couple days late because I left at noon on Friday for the States. My phone was shut off as I didn’t want crazy roaming charges, so I went on an involuntary three-day “fast” from any technology. The lady I was staying with didn’t have tv, radio, internet or cell phone. But guess what? The world didn’t come to an end, and I had a wonderful time. I explored the town, took walks, read books, even did a bit of crafting, played games. It was actually quite refreshing.
Then I came home, opened up the computer, turned on the phone, and here was this verse waiting for me. While technology can be wonderful, and I’d hate to be without it all the time, it certainly showed me that I need to be careful that I don’t allow it to take over my life. I need to look to God, not Google for my answers. It was refreshing not to hear the news for several days as well. It makes me wonder how much our “instant” news age has impacted our mental wellbeing. When we fret over things we can’t do anything about, are we leaning on our own understanding?
I’ve memorized this verse, and sung it as a song – and yet, I still don’t apply it daily. I pull out my calendar and plot my life, and say, “Here, God, here’s my plan. Please bless it.” My challenge for this week is - how can I spend less time with electronics and more time with God?
February 26, 2021
What a week! As a teacher on a Hutterite colony for grade 5-12, life is non-stop from 9:00-3:30. This coming Friday is the end of quarter, so report cards will be due. So that always makes one extra busy.
But I had 2 highlights in this week.
The first: I came home and stumbled over something on my step. When I picked it up and entered, I found out I was holding MY copy of my book! I felt like a mother receiving her first child. The awe and wonder of holding something I'd created and labored over for - yes, about nine months- well, that is quite the feeling.
The second: Last night the doorbell rang. I answered and a man stood there with a floral arrangement. I was sure he'd come to the wrong house, but he had the right name. Imagine my amazement when I saw that friends from the States had arranged these lovely roses to be delivered to celebrate this milestone in my life. In today's Covid restrictions, such a thoughtful, kind gesture means SO much! I never get flowers, so I'm still just smiling over it.