My Phone is Changing Me

We become what we behold. Let that sink into your spirit today.

2 Coritnhians 3:18 And we all, with unveiled face, beholding uthe glory of the Lord,5 are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.

This past weekend as I watched people interact in the places that I went I became curious: has our communication in the digital market affected our communication in person? Is my phone changing me? It was 2007 when Steve Jobs introduced the Iphone to the world and I have had one ever since. My calendar, contacts, emails, notes, and even my blog are part of this device that is with me every moment of every day. How has that changed me…changed us?
As I listened to conversations(don’t judge me) and people interacting, much of their banter felt like tweets…shallow responses with limited characters. Some were like text messages…shorter and very impersonal and lacking emotion. As I walked down the sidewalk I even had one person almost walk right into me as his face was glued to his glowing screen. Perhaps it is true, we become what we behold. And obviously, we are becoming what we are holding…our smartphones.
Lord don’t let our smartphones dumb us down. Please don’t let short texts and tweets replace short talks and sweet time together on the patio sharing stories and encouraging each other. Just because I can get any info I want at anytime does not mean I should.
I pray that you will be holding something other than a phone today…a child, a friend, a loved one. Spend some time beholding His glory today!