broken cisterns

“For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water” Jeremiah 2:13

Over the last couple weeks I’ve really felt challenged to figure out what feeds me. I am a big binge TV watcher. Since getting Netflix I’ve watched far too many movies and TV series episodes at a time. Recently we got American Netflix and I’ve found that to be even more of a temptation. Most of the time I have the shows on while I’m cleaning or cooking  or doing some other activity but I began to realize how much junk I was filling my mind with (I’m not saying Netflix or TV are evil but that I was watching waaayyyy to much at a time). Even though I was being productive it was always on. I was became challenged by the verse “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth” Colossians 3:2. I found I was consuming so much of the world and not nearly enough of the Word. Ultimately it became a big distraction from listening to God’s voice as well as being present to my spouse and daughter. 

My hubs bought me Courtney Joseph’s book Women Living Well for Christmas. I’m only in the first chapter but I’m loving it so far! Already I’ve been challenged to repair my broken cistern and become aware of the voices I’m allowing myself to listen to and dictate my actions and thoughts. I’m really excited to continue reading and challenge myself to make positive changes. One of the things I’m starting to do is memorize scripture. This is something I haven’t done for a long time but believe that it will be a great first step as I seek to fill my mind on things above. 


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