◦ Twitter-500 million user
◦ Pinterest-10.4 million users
◦ Facebook-1 Billion users
• Distractions from rest: the social media plague:
Inspirational Thoughts from Randy Beggs:
It’s safe to assume that this is not only a generation completely functioning on technology, but it is a generation raised up on the use of technology! There are so many social media outlets offered today that it is almost impossible to keep up with all of them and actually be a real-live, functioning human being. I have come to the epiphany that this is the technological zombie generation. If I take your “smart” phone away from you, then you ironically become dumber.
The reason is not because you need a phone to function (ask parents: they wrote letters to friends, walked to their friends house to ask questions, and used to have a phone with a cord in it attached to a wall.. Wow!) The bottom line is technology and the social media that comes with it can numb the condition of your heart. How dependent are you on these meaningless things? I dare any of you to turn your phone off and spend the day in prayer. Every time you get the itch to turn the phone on… just return to prayer and dependence on The Lord as your rescue.. “Proceed with caution you might actually like what you become!”
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30 ESV)