A single witness shall not suffice against a person for any crime or for any wrong in connection with any offense that he has committed.  Only on the evidence of two witnesses or of three witnesses shall a charge be established. (Deuteronomy 19:15)

Prayerlessness is as much of a problem in the church as is the lack of sufficient bible study.  If our daily lives were to be brought before the bar of God to be tried, what two witnesses would testify against you?  In this day and age it seems apparent that Facebook and TV would be called to the stand to speak about the time that is wasted by Christians. 

Time and time again the Christian claims that he does not have time to pray nor does he have time to study the Word of God.  A long list is usually given that includes work, family, obligations, and etc.  After the person gets through with their long list of time consuming obligations people are left to feel sorry for them.  They give the impression that there is not any time left in the day, after they do all they have to do. 

The prosecutor calls to the stand Facebook and TV.  Facebook bears testimony of the number of pages read, articles posted, pictures displayed, gossip spread, slander produced, and countless amounts of time wasted just perusing through page after page.  TV then comes to the stand and bears records of the hundreds of hours that are spent on movies, watching the weather, news, sports, and etc. 

After Facebook and TV get finished it is found that at a bare minimum the Christian has given at least 365 hours a year to wasted time.  One hour a day 365 days a year that could have been used to commune with God, study the Word, memorize Scripture, and read good books.  When Facebook and TV or hobbies and laziness are through testifying against you, how will you fair?  Do you feel comfortable standing before God and giving Him an account of your time? 

Dearly beloved, I beseech you to examine your life before God and see if there is enough time for God.  I pray that the love of God will compel you to discipline yourself to consistently and expectantly go to Him.  I pray that you will be found often in prayer and study of the Word. 

I pray that you will fast from Facebook and TV or whatever your strongholds may be and use that time to be with God.  I challenge you to fast from these strongholds for a month and pray for souls, your church, your family, your pastor, and for your own sanctification.

J. Randall Easter, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Briar, Azle, TX.
II Timothy 2:19
“He who sells cheapest shall have most customers; the devil knows that it is a cheap and easy doctrine which pleases the flesh, and he doubts not but he shall have customers enough.” (Thomas Watson)