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Living in this day and age, there are so many things to distract us from giving any of our time to God. Of course, like in any age, many of us have to work…but after that, we have so many forms of media (TV, Internet, Magazines, Video Games, Etc.), that so often we can get from waking up in the morning, to climbing into bed without ever giving God a second of our day. I know I find myself falling into this pattern all too often.

But what we need to do is give God our time, no matter what, so HE can show us what really matters, and help us avoid those things that are just distractions and worthless. Here is a scripture that we should be aiming our hearts towards:

Turn my heart toward your statutes
and not toward selfish gain.
Turn my eyes away from worthless things;
preserve my life according to your word.

-Psalm 119:36-37

God’s desires should be what we are focusing our day around…not our own. By no means am I saying that watching TV, being on the internet, playing video games, or any other form of media is bad in and of itself (although there are many bad things on them)…but if they are stealing our time and focus away from God, then something needs to be done about that.

I pray that for this new year, that we could all make Psalm 119:36-37 one of our new years resolutions.


In God’s Love and Grace,


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  • Jeremaih February 9, 2012, 6:40 am

    Am blessed my this message especially the Bible quotation, God bless you

  • Hugo Meiring January 1, 2011, 1:10 am

    Thank you Colton for this post. This really applies to me since I enjoy playing computer games which steals all my time and is something that is actually worthless. Time to really change :). May God bless you in 2011.

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