Today in my 40 day sugar fast Bible study, we were asked, "Besides food what else do you run to instead of God?"
See food has always been the answer to that question. I ate stress, I ate frustration, I ate anger, I ate joy, I ate excitement. This past year, I gave up sugar. It was hard at first, but became easier as the months went on.
I found exercise as a way to help deal with stress. In fact, I found exercise as a way to draw me closer to God. I have an amazing upbeat praise list that I listen to in all my cardio and workouts when I am with no one else. One of the other trainers at the gym even commented that I am so focused and happy (always smiling) when I workout on the elliptical. I am deep in praising God at that time. The hardest part is not belting out the songs, but I am belting them out in my heart.
So back to the question. I really felt God tug on my heart saying technology - TV and Phone. It is the place I go to after work to escape the day. After teaching kindergarten all day and working out after school. I am tired and I have "issues" from work that need to be worked out. All I want to do it sit and do nothing. Praying for God to direct my path on this one.
"Be still and know that I am God" popped in my head. I looked it up and read all of Psalms 46. WOW!!! Not sure where this is headed - but I defiantly am listening right now.