Sunday, November 5th at 6:30 PM to Wednesday, November 8th at 6:30 PM
Monday, November 6th | 6:00 to 8:00 PM Join us for a time of prayer, in the main sanctuary.
Wednesday, November 8th | 7:00 to 8:15 PM We will enjoy a time of praise and worship in the main sanctuary.
Why are we
To consecrate our hearts, soul, mind and spirit to the Lord.
It's weird to think that there was a time when we didn't gravitate towards our smartphones at every break in the day.
It's always beneficial to take some time to recognize the need to fight against things that are possibly "taking us way" from the important things in life. When you think about it, there's not a whole lot of value from having so much information and entertainment constantly at our fingertips and all around us.
Here are a few things to think about before
Be Honest With Yourself:
Do You Need A "Distraction Fast"?
Because it won't be fun, it will be hard. And if you haven't been clear about your motives in advance, it might be hard to stick with.
Some questions to ask yourself:
What do I hope to get out of this experience?
Why do I want to do a distraction fast?
What do I expect to be the hardest part of this journey?
Think About It.
You need to personalize it. Your distractions might be totally different than mine. If you fast what I'm fasting (News, YouTube, books on audible, TV, sports), it may not suit you well. It has to fit you! Take some time and think through what your distractions are.
Use these questions to help you:
Where do I go when frustrations with the kids, friends, or work sets in?
When the day is done, what do I run to for a breather?
What in my life is my "zone-out" go-to?
Do It With A Friend.
Grab a friend and do it together. You'll be able to minister to each other, share struggles, and encourage one another.
Pray About It.
Worship the Lord, sit in His presence, bring things before Him, and allow yourself some quiet time to hear Him. It is really important! Ask God to give you wisdom and humility during it. Allow Him to speak to you in it.
Have A Plan For How To Fill The Extra Space.
If you aren't careful, you'll fill your "distraction-free" space with other distractions you hadn't thought of. Is it praying? Reading the Bible? Reflecting on God's goodness? Sitting in solitude? Is it writing or journaling? Have a plan; it's too easy to drift off.
Blessings on your journey!
Pastor Adam De La Vega
Port City Church