Put down your mobile phone, unless you’re reading this on it. 😉 Do you get notices on your mobile phone telling you how many “screen-time” hours you’ve spent with it that day, and for the week. I do. Yikes!
Have you noticed the uptick in articles about personal trainers, not for exercise or to weight loss, but to teach people how to “break-up” with their mobile phones? It seems we, as a society, may have forgotten the value of alone time.
Having alone time to read God’s Word, to remember any commitments, online or voice, that we’ve made to remember someone in prayer, and to pray, is how we stay healthy Christians. Jesus taught us this by His example for we read in Matthew 14:22-24 NIV, “Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.“
It’s okay to be off-line for some alone with God. We aren’t equipped with self-charging batteries!