You MIGHT be addicted to Facebook IF:

  • If you hear you kids ask “Where’s Mom?” only to be answered by “She’s on Facebook…again”…you might be addicted to Facebook.
  • If your kids are crying in another room, and you have to finish typing your status, reading someone else’s status, finish a quiz, or a silly video before you can go see what’s wrong. You might be addicted to Facebook.
  • If you spent time on Facebook but your house is a wreck, supper is never cooked, and your kids are untended…you might be addicted to Facebook.
  • If you wake up in the morning and your FIRST thought is to grab your phone or PC to check Facebook, there’s really no “might be” about it, you ARE addicted to Facebook.
  • If you haven’t even THOUGHT of reading your Bible and praying, but you’ve been on Facebook, you got an idol on your hands!

Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Ephesians 5:14-16

We live in a day where we must be conscious of the time we spend and where. Can you imagine if you lived 30 years ago, and you wanted to listen to a tape of the prophet? Break out the reel to reel player, wind it up, set and listen. Now days we have mp3s, ipods and everything else making it so easy to listen – yet it seems our desire to hear the end time message is less and less. Our desire for the Word of God in any form, even Bible reading and prayer, seems to have dwindled.

After all, why find out something God said sooo long ago, when we can hop on our electronic devices and find out what is happening in a friends life 3 seconds ago?

You see the danger we fall into? Quick updates, always changing…it’s very alluring compared to the timeless and unchanging Word of God. Yet, isn’t that the Word of God’s strength? It’s unchanging, unwavering, uncompromising stand. It’s “truth endureth to all generations”.

I’m reminded of something that happened last week in Sunday School. I had chosen to speak on “The Love of God”. Not having paper for the printer, I just uploaded my notes to my Kindle E-book reader and used that to refer to my notes. As we discussed the topic during class, one young lad kept interrupting, asking me about my Kindle and its features. Finally, just a touch exasperated, I exclaimed “Son! We’re talking about the Love of GOD here, and you want to know about my KINDLE? Are you kidding me? The Love of God is INFINITELY more amazing than my Kindle!”

And that’s the point. God is so much more amazing, so much more endlessly unsearchable, so much more glorious than ANYTHING we could put our eyes or thoughts on, and yet Facebook, which probably all of us would agree is stupid and a great time waster, grabs our attention instead.

Think about it, think on HIM

God Bless,

Bro Trevor

The following are quotes that have inspired me over the years to think on the Glories of Christ more than anything else over the years. Perhaps you’ll enjoy them as I have.

Lord, I want to be free. I want my desires so changed into accord with reality so that I can do what I want to do and never regret it. That’s what I want. And so I’m going hard after Jesus to change me, because many of my desires are stupid.

It occurs to me to say, Father, that we Christians would be utterly insane to envy people who pitch themselves out of the window of sin—on top of a skyscraper—to enjoy a vapor’s exhilaration of the freefall of greed, or the freefall of drugs, or power, or fame, or sex, or job success—and then death. We would just be insane to envy the world. Forgive us for our folly.

John Piper

Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires, not too strong, but too weak.

We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”

– C. S. Lewis in “The Weight of Glory”

Never will any one admire the works of man, if he has recognised himself as the son of God. He degrades himself from the height of his nobility, who can admire anything but the Lord.. Let the faithful Christian, I say, devote himself to the sacred Scriptures,[5] and there he shall find worthy exhibitions for his faith. He will see God establishing His world, and making not only the other animals, but that marvellous and better fabric of man. He will gaze upon the world in its delightfulness, righteous shipwrecks, the rewards of the good, and the punIshments of the impious, seas drained dry by a people, and again from the rock seas spread out by a people. He will behold harvests descending from heaven, not pressed in by the plough; rivers with their hosts of waters bridled in, exhibiting dry crossings. He will behold in some cases faith struggling with the flame, wild beasts overcome by devotion and soothed into gentleness. He will look also upon souls brought back even from death. Moreover, he will consider the marvellous souls brought back to the life of bodies which themselves were already consumed. And in all these things he will see a still greater exhibition–that devil who had triumphed over the whole world lying prostrate under the feet of Christ. How honourable is this exhibition, brethren! how delightful, how needful ever to gaze upon one’s hope, and to open our eyes to one’s salvation! This is a spectacle which is beheld even when sight is lost.

Cyprian, Ante-Nicene Fathers

2 responses to “You MIGHT be addicted to Facebook IF:”

  1. Brother truer word have not been uttered … i some times find that the demon that is stealing our time is the demon of entertainment…. wow thanks brother I really needed this to day GOD bless you and keep using you….

  2. Prrreeeeeaaaaach!

    (You ARE joking about people being this addicted to FB, right? I aren’t even on there, and this challenged me!)

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