I am seated, watching some soap opera on our local TV stations, deep within I am convinced that I am at the wrong place. Everything about the story is so wrong but I am still seated, I am telling myself it is just a story, fictional for that matter. Secondly, I am keeping my sister-in-law company since she loves the program and I alone can keep her company because my husband can’t stand any soap programs.
Despite my conviction I struggle to walk out, just when I am telling myself not to judge myself harshly Romans 1:32 speak back at me
32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.
Afew things that I find not right about the program;
- There is a man who plays the role of a homosexual but he does it so well that you find yourself not being bothered by it because they have left it to the audience to fill that part up.
- Murder is so frequent in the program that whenever a person is killed you don’t feel bothered not unless your best character is killed.
- The amount of deception in the program is so much you wonder which part of the story is genuine.
- Lastly, the values and principals of marriage is so distorted that I am scared for myself and for my sisters who are single and watching it.
As I seat on my comfortable sofa each day watching this program, I am not only allowing it to change my way of thinking but I am also approving of the lies, deception, murder and immorality (Romans 1:32b).
Titus 1:16 16They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.
I need to stop, I need to be obedient, for my spiritual benefit and for my family especially my sons because they will always watch what I watch. So as I take this step and allow God to work His ways in that area of my life I am choosing to be intentional, I am separating myself and saying no more to programs that don’t add value to my spiritual life or those that contradict with the word o God and my faith.
Philippians 4:8 8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy — meditate on these things.
What are we allowing into our minds, heart and even home, are they true to the word, are they noble, just, pure, lovely and of good report. is that series you watch each and everyday giving honor to the Lord. Does it make you think more about God than the world.
It might not be just some soap opera, maybe its your series collection or itune collection, my prayer is that as we watch all these programs and listen to the songs may Phillipians 4:8 play in the back of our mind.
I am no longer a slave
I am a child of God