Everyone needs to simplify their life and take time for personal growth. That is why microblogging is so popular. A busy modern life does not always permit setting aside hours to focus on meditation and prayer. Many people are having success with short devotionals provided via Facebook, Twitter and text message. There is nothing wrong with grabbing a short devotional while taking a bathroom break at work. (wow, what an opportunity!) Let’s look into this complex situation further.
Has our new techno world ruined our attention span?
A busy modern life has shortened our attention spans. Technology has now made it possible to ask any question that pops into your head. An answer is usually found in seconds. This has changed the way we absorb knowledge. Gone are the days where we thumb through the dewy decimal system. Questions are now answered in less than 140 (tweet) characters after a quick search.
Make time for more than snippets and microblogs
Even though many are having success with short devotionals, it is important to schedule a longer devotional time early in the morning or after a long stressful day. Early morning worship provides a longer more successful devotional time. Many people need early morning worship to make it through a stressful day. Your mental health depends on destressing and providing an environment for sleep at the end of the day. Try blocking out devotional time before bed. Although microblogging is great, one can not live off of snippets alone.
Theology blogs like above want to explore why the bible feels like a chore and why is it so tempting to toss the bible? If long preaching isn’t always good preaching, maybe there is a place for microblogs. Just keep in mind that longer devotional time still has an important purpose.