With my One-Word Simplicity in mind, I’ve been toying for weeks with the idea of disconnecting.
While I love to keep in touch through this blog, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram I wonder sometimes what the noise does to my spirit.
Last week I found out, when in my tiny storm, instinctively, I pulled back. For a week I had minimal phone time, stayed away from the internet and never turned on the TV.
Like a wounded animal hiding out in a safe place to heal, I went underground for a few days. I listened to Christian music or the book One Thousand Gifts. (Ann Voskamp’s voice is so calming 🙂 ) I took more time to read my Bible, sometimes copying encouraging scriptures into my prayer journal. I talked out loud to the Father, telling Him honestly how I was feeling…because He knows anyway.
Those days of disconnect have been good for me in so many ways, but mostly the disconnect allowed the Holy Spirit access to my heart, bringing convection and restoration with nothing competing for attention.
I can’t find words to thank those of you who prayed for me. Every prayer has been felt and there is such comfort in knowing someone’s got your back.
I’m wondering if you guys ever disconnect or if there are other ways you cope while weathering a storm?