Friday, June 15, 2012

Having A Blackout

I am very thankful for the technology that I have to work with but for the next week I am not using any of it. I'm taking a break from all email acounts, twitter, facebook, group me and my blog. I haven't decided if I will stay away from Instagram or not, right now I'm leaving that one open.  I'm excited about this. I've seen others do it and have taken a break from one or two of these before but never all of them.

What are you going to do with the extra time, Jim? I'm going to spend it with God and my family. I'm also going to spend some time marking a few more things off my bucket list.

Here's what you can do for me...
1. Pray for me that I'll hear what I need to hear from God.
2. Pray that when I hear what I need to hear that I will be obedient and do it!
3. Pray for safety,  protection, and strength while I ride my bicycle.
See you in a week! Thanks


  1. Jim,

    How did this work out for you. I've did it for one week each summer but skipped last summer and this one. It was a really refreshing experience. I have been following your thoughts on your blog and I admire your commitment to your ministry. I meant to comment a few weeks ago but just lost track of time. You mentioned in one of your posts something about why people blog and engage in other activities - is it because they are trying to promote themselves or promote God. I know this is something I wrestled with a couple of years ago. God really answered my question for me in a very real way as I started to get burnt out from trying to keep up with some self-imposed writing schedule. In the end, I stepped away from blogging all together for about six months and still do it at a greatly reduced level. I've put some safeguards in place to make sure that what I do online is all about God and what he wants me to do rather than what I want to accomplish. As usual, when I refocus on God, I find that He begins to do great things in my ministry. Recently, he has really been working in my heart on spreading myself too thin in terms of focus (not in terms of time). I see him leading me more and more towards focusing on one thing rather than trying to be all things to all people. It will likely mean giving up some things near and dear to my heart, but ultimately the most important thing is what God wants for me not what I want for me. Hope all is well with you and your family. I missed chatting with you at CMX this year. Thanks for all that you have done and the example that you continue to be for all of us who desire to share the Gospel with God's kids. You continue to be in my prayers.

  2. I missed seeing you too. This was a great time going to start doing it more... Sounds like me and you are on the same path I'm focusing on my health, my church and infuse and giving up the rest.
    Next time I head to my Mom's I'll call you.
    Thanks for the comment.