My phone died today. How liberating to not have it attached to me! For some reason, I am not in a hurry to get it fixed, although I know that I must. I also gave up my watch this year as I didn't want to replace the batteries. My hope is that I'll find one of those old watches where I can wind it and not bother about batteries again. I have one but the numbers are too tiny to read.
These days my mind is on a countdown. I'm counting down the number of days until we are out of here and looking around yet again and all of the things to get rid of. I'm reading about how people are traveling now to different countries and what happens when they arrive in order to prepare us for our next move.
As I sit here without the phone, no social media, no pictures to scroll through, no chats to engage in, no email nor phone calls, no headphones to stick into my ears, no watch to tell the time, I am grateful. I can connect with God. I have this one scripture stuck in my head for the past two days. It is 1 Corinthians 12:31 "And yet I will show you the most excellent way." It's been in replay in my mind. Every time I think about it I get really excited, as if this scripture is a forerunner for the things that will happen when we leave and it makes me smile a very big beaming smile. It's like God is saying to me "And yet I will show you the most excellent way." I will get to see it happen. Maybe what I need is not a phone nor a watch, but a compass to go the Way. Let the Bible always be the compass for my life.