Technology is a gift. I’m thankful for it. Yet, I can easily become distracted by it. Going without it would be like farming with yesteryear’s machinery. Very slow. Maybe slowing down would be a good idea.
Today’s poems reflect the struggle I have to stay in control of the very precious gift of time. The questions I’m asking are first of all for myself. I hope they cause you, also, to think about your use of technology.
When God’s people, in the past, Pleaded for unworthy goals God gave them their desires But sent famine to their souls. We must be careful what we ask for When we pray to Our Father; If we’re set on having own way, It’s better not to bother. I felt unhappy with my phone So I purchased an upgrade As I waited for it to download, My happiness began to fade. That night I could not sleep. I lay wide-eyed in my bed. That new phone had injected Too much data in my head. I wonder if that upgrade Was truly a wise choice; With that phone as my companion, Will I hear the Spirit’s voice? With it help me access God? Can I Zoom into his presence? Will he appear on YouTube? Will I miss him if he’s absent? 8/13/2020 Jane Ault
Finding balance in this technological world What should I keep? What should I discard? Finding balance in this technological world I’m easily distracted. I get caught off guard. Finding balance in this technological world What will cause me to lose? What will bring a reward? Finding balance in this technological world What should be kept private? What should be shared? Finding balance in this technological world God, I need wisdom. This really is hard. Finding balance with my computer, My IPAD, My phone, Finding balance in this technological world God, please help me. I can’t do it alone 8/13/20 Jane Ault