Do you use a prayer app on your smartphone?
The Prayer Notebook app is my favorite.
How about Bible reading?
My current favorite is Bible Bloom.
Do you ever find these tools to be more distracting than helpful?
Please, don’t get me wrong.
These apps are great!
My only fear is that Bible study and prayer can easily be interrupted by notifications, text messages and phone calls.
Maybe we should try ‘powering-down’ more often.
Maybe we should all spend a little time ‘going dark.’
Maybe we should try to minimize our distractions more.
There is something pure and natural about ‘unhooking’ and going ‘organic’ with God.
Like I said, I love these apps. They’re great. And I understand that just like an iPhone, a printed Bible, pencil and notebook are pieces of technology.
My only fear is that our world becomes so inundated with noise and signals, that the still quiet voice of God gets lost in the mix.
[Image via Rachel Titiriga]