Friday, 15 January 2016

Fasting Social Media for 21 days "BEFORE" post!

Oh my goodness!  How hard is this going to be?!  I have been challenged by my fellow blogger and sister in Christ, Stacey, to fast social media with her for the next 21 days starting on Sunday the 17th January 2016!  What am I going to do?  Will I survive?


Yes, I jest!  But it will be hard.  The whole idea is to spend more time with the Lord.  More time in His word.  Put Him first over social media because we all know how easy it is for social media to take over a fat chunk of our time.  And seriously, how productive is it most times?  I know that I get a lot of encouragement when scrolling through facebook.  Partly because of who I choose to be "friends" with.  I am selective!  I do not want continual garbage and negativity running through my feed.  But, there is NO doubt in my mind that I spend way too much time on social media!

So, I am going to fast social media, alongside my sister over the sea!  If you want to join us I will not have a facebook group to which you can join, because well, that would mean being on social media!  But you can leave a message here and I will pray for you and we can pray for each other as we put the Lord above social media for 21 days!


I will continue to blog but only my automated post will pull through to facebook so I won't post it physically myself.  I am stepping away from facebook, pinterest, instagram and twitter!  I am adding Candy Crush (woe is me) to this list so I do not replace one with the other.  If there is enough interest I will start a group on my Whatsapp (its like BBM but broader) so inbox me and we can swap mobile numbers to get that right!

This is my "before" post and after the 21 days I will post an "after" post as to what I have learnt, how the Lord has spoken to me in this time as I show Him He IS more important!

Mark 12 v 29-30:  Jesus answered, “The first and most important one is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord; (30) and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul (life), and with all your mind (thought, understanding), and with all your strength.’

I would love for you to join myself and Stacey from She Stands as we put the Lord before social media for 21 days!

God bless
Tracy

10 comments:

  1. Yayyyyyyyyy!!! This is a time for growth and understanding in the Lord. I can not wait to hear what all He has to say to us both ( and all who join us) Our whatsApp may blow up from all our prayers together lol What an amazing way to start our new year!! 21 days of fasting here we come!! xoxoxo

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    1. Amen, day 6 and surviving lol! God is good
      God bless

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  2. Oops, 21 days... that's long... and maybe it is short when spent with the Lord :)

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    1. Hi Marja, I am not missing fb as much as I thought I would and turning to the word when I do is certainly reaping rewards, in calm, clarity, and a peace.
      God bless

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  3. I do not have any social media contacts - just my blog. Most days I'm kinda grateful for that! But, I wonder what God might be calling ME to give up to spend more time with Him? Hmmm...

    GOD BLESS!

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    1. Hi Sharon, yes, we all have something we put above God occasionally. This exercise is definitely showing me that.
      God bless

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  4. I'm always amazed at the fresh revelation and insight I get from God when fasting from something God has called me to put down for awhile. Praying for you! Visiting from Sharing His Beauty

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    1. Hi Laura, thank you for visiting and commenting. I will be over to visit you back shortly :) Yes, I am definitely finding clarity in some things.
      God bless

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  5. We are challenged by Paul to "make the most of our time because the days are evil." Our enemy is a subtle deceiver who steals our moments and occupies our mind with things that arent necessarily bad, but certainly are not wise. I think it is very important to frequently take a careful look at what we give our time to and ask some penetrating questions... Like does this glorify God, does it bring others or myself to deeper faith, and would I like to hear "well done, my good and faithful servant" if I presented this time as an offering to Jesus. doesn't mean we can't have fun and relax at times, but how much of our leisure time is invested in the kingdom is a valid question to ask ourselves too. if there is disparity, then we definitely need to fast... or outright make a sacrifice... and prioritize the Lord in all our activities. Thanks for this post

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    1. HI Karen, thank you for visiting. Your comments are exactly the mind mulling I have been doing. I believe one must be balanced in all things. The enemy is great at encouraging us to be out of sync in all areas of our life. This area I feel the Lord is just subtly reminding me not to let it get out of wack! Great seeing you here
      God bless

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