Matthew 6:16-18 (ESV)
16 “And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 17 But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
Something to consider is embarking on a “digital fast”. Don’t worry about starting today –take a few days and consider what a digital fast might be like. Explore your heart and needs and readiness.
Are you growing painfully aware of how attached you are to technology?
If you are going to attempt a “digital fast” your fast needs a purpose – and holy motivator. Today, take some time to write down why you are considering unplugging and what you hope to gain from your fasting experience. When staying unplugged gets hard it will help to remember why you started.
Dear Lord, guide us as we search our heart to see if You would have us to fast our digital devices. If that is what we decide help us to do it for the right reason. In the Name of Jesus, amen.