I’m sorry I didn’t have a blog last week, but Hurricane Irma came sweeping into Jacksonville and took out my internet. In fact, we just got our cable up and running on Saturday. I’m just glad we didn’t flood or lose our electricity like so many others.

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From WOKV – Jacksonville Landing

I was amazed by how much I missed having the internet. I hadn’t realized I’d come to rely on it for things like the news. I also use Comcast for my local channels online and for Netflix. Not only was I off social media and had no email, but my landline is also hooked into my cable line. A cell phone was my only line of communication. And I’m not a big cell phone user. (Still have my old phone, not a smartphone.) I hated how much I’d come to rely on Comcast.

It made me wonder what my life would be like without God. I imagined a life full of loneliness and angst. Who would I turn to in times of trials? Where would I go when I needed help with a decision? Whose shoulder would I lean on if I didn’t have my loving Father’s?

Image result for jacksonville flooding irmaFrom Washington Post – downtown Jacksonville, FL

All these thoughts are terrifying. It’d be like losing your best friend. Thankfully we are told in Deuteronomy 31:8 that … He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. No matter what we go through, He is always there.

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I am perfectly confident that the man who does not spend hours alone with God will never know the anointing of the Holy Spirit. – Oswald J. Smith, Pastor

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We don’t realize how much we use something like the internet until it’s gone. God has promised to never leave us, but what if He did? How long would it take for you to notice? It’s scary when you think about how little we rely on Him and how little time is spent in His presence over other things.

We should give God the time He deserves. If we were to focus more on Him and less on social media, work, and our own needs, we would be so much happier. So open your Bible today and get to know your loving Father better. And thank Him for protecting your family today.

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