I mentioned yesterday in my sermon the results of a study that was done and published last week in which 3000 British adults were asked “What things can’t you live without?” The results that came back might astound you!
“It seems that things like clean clothes and indoor plumbing aren’t quite as important as a daily social networking fix, since Facebook— which appears as the #5 most important “thing” — beat out washing machines and toilets.
Just 4 things managed to eke out more love on the surprising survey, including sunshine, internet, water, and refrigerators. Facebook also ranked above coffee, mobile phones, email, automobiles, and even light bulbs. Other web services like Twitter and Google also appeared further down the list.”
To see the full article on this survey, go here: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/survey-reveals-people-rather-live-without-cars-light-163846423.html
It’s a good question to ask and I think we saw some honest answers in that survey. And I don’t know the nature of how the survey was conducted, but one thing is glaringly missing on that survey: anything spiritual at all! And again, maybe it was a list of only 50 things that the London Science Museum provided, and there was nothing spiritually on that list; but it’s a good question to ask ourselves either way.
Where do things like “God, the church, the Bible, devotional time, prayer, meditation, fasting, serving, etc.” rank on your list of what’s most important or what you can’t live without?
And then secondly, does where they rank on your own personal list ring true with how much time you are currently devoting to those things?
Maybe it’s time you take stock of your life and if you’re finding that Facebook beats out anything spiritual, then maybe it’s time for you to do something about that!