I can use almost anything to distract myself.
Books about God to distract me from God Himself.
Books about prayer and/or praying people to distract myself from praying.
Committee meetings to distract me from actual ministry.
Spiritual conversations to distract me from real community.
Words and thoughts to distract me from actions.
Abstract theology (even if I say it changes my actions) to distract me from hard obedience.
Like this morning, a morning like many others. I get on the computer, read some blogs about spiritual stuff, check email. Time to move on with the rest of my day, I’ve done my spiritual reading. Haven’t touched the bible, but I’ve thought about God stuff, so I don’t really need to spend time with Him.
Can’t deal with having to deal with the living God. Must find something to distract myself.