Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Information Overload

I'm kind of a book addict.  I love to read!  I also love researching things on the web.  Sometimes I get an idea in my head, and just have to find out everything I can about it.  Then, it seems like I get saturated with information, and I can drop it for a while.

Last night, I got into bed and opened up a catalog from Christian Book Distributors.  I especially love reading things about God.  So, here I was, with a whole catalog of books.  I looked at a few pages, and realized that I had absolutely no desire to read any of the books.  "Huh," I thought.  "That's strange.  Why am I not interested in any of this?"  And then I started to realize the problem.  I have read so many things ABOUT God, that I have been able to keep Him in my head, with all of the other information.  He's jumbled up with nutrition, green living, American history, and stomach ailments.  Mixed in with parenting techniques, marriage advice, Father Tim, and Ireland.  You get the picture.

Well, I've realized that I have to do less thinking and more living.  I need to KNOW God, not just know about Him.  It's kind of like reading books about husbands, but not spending any time with your own.  You get a general idea, but no relationship.  So, my new plan is to spend time with God.  I know this seems obvious to most of you, and I admit I had a bit of a "duh!" moment there in my bed, but to me, it's a whole new direction.  Please, if you remember, pray for me!

1 comment:

  1. YOU were eavesdropping!:-) My husband and I were talking about this very thing Sunday night! I expressed a concern about committing "spiritual gluttony" where we take in so much more than we can process and apply,therefore remaining unconvicted and unchanged!

    Great post, Robin!


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