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Recently in our No Other God's study we focused on lies. Kelly Minter wrote, " But loving is very different from putting ourselves in the way of messages that opposes His truth." The things I think about when I read that was the media and what I'm inundated with every day. Like Cassie, I don't know where I stand on this topic of cutting things out of my life but at least I'm starting to think about it. Kelly also wrote, "To think that we are unaffected by what we watch, read, or listen to is deceptive thinking." and I agree. I have been drawn to juicy and overly sexual tv shows instead of quiet time with God, or even quality time with my husband. I have chosen that over things that are better for me.
What I took away from the print above was that what I want MORE is a relationship with God. A firm foundation for the rest of my life, so maybe even if I want to fill my mind with media that speaks lies to me (I'm not thin enough, I'm not smart enough, I have no purpose etc., ect.) I can be reminded to choose the more important one-God.
Clearly I'm still working this out in my own mind but it's something I wanted to share. I want everything I do to reflect God and that is definitely a hard thing to do.