We can find out nearly anything we're wondering about, contact anyone no matter where they are, see whomever we want to see via video or a sent picture, entertain ourselves with games, check up on other's lives as they post moment-by-moment tidbits. And the list goes on. (And have you noticed that today pretty much everything is newsworthy?)
We have become constantly impatient; text messaging allows us to receive a reply almost instantly. We have no patience for waiting for the Holy Spirit, and we have filled our God-given yearning for Him with artificial means - much like I pacify my 4-month-old with a plastic plug.
So let me encourage all of you to quiet your hearts before Him, renew your minds, and re-sensitize your spirit. And when you're waiting for that still, small voice, don't give into the temptation to reach for those phones to check up on the latest. Fill your mind instead with God's IM - His Word.