With the average American spending two hours a day on social media, an increasing number of voices argue that we need to learn how to step away for a while. Since the engineers at social media built their platforms to attract your attention, accomplishing this will take a lot more work than you might think. However, when you consider what time away from our devices will do for our spiritual lives, ministry fruitfulness, and emotional health, the pain of putting them down is absolutely worth it.
Here are five ways that putting down your phone will make your life more fruitful and more joyful.
More Time in God’s Word
I agree with Jen Wilkin that we are in the midst of a “biblical literacy crisis.” From reading some literature from the early 20th century, I’ve become convinced that the average person on the street in 1918 knew more about the Bible than most followers of Jesus do today. These things should not be this way.
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