What is a 30-Day Secular Media Fast?
What if the noise of godless media is drowning out the voice of God? Not all media is bad... but maybe the distraction away from God is making harder to hear and see God at work.
This is a journey of a group of high school students who have committed to take 30 days to focus on God through God-centered media. This includes TV, movies, books, magazines, smart phone apps, and many social media outlets.
Here, you can follow their stories, their lives, and their challenges. Feel free to leave comments and encouragement.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Its the end of the first week, and honestly, the fast isnt as hard as I thought it would be. I have been so busy with school, homework, church, theatre, and many other things, that I havent even had time to think much about media that usually is so involved in my life. Looking forward to the rest of the fast, and growing closer to God. Good luck to all!
I'm really excited to be able to do the media fast again with the church. I think this year will be much harder than last year. Last year I had more religious friends who understood what the media fast was about. This year I have more non-religious friends. My friends this year don't understand why I would "punish" myself like this. I continually explain to them that we use this fast to grow closer to God and to raise money for the mission trip. I also think this year is harder with the fact that I love listening to music and I haven't found a lot of christian singers that I really like. I'm still looking for a few that I really love. I'm so excited for the missions trip this year and the rest of the month to continue the media fast.
Don't want to sound stupid, but I couldn't remember how to post on the site. Anyways, I am reading Exodus right now, and realized some new things about it since truthfully, I've never read it before. I wanted to start with that book since the movie Exodus will be coming out, and I wanted to find for myself the differences between the way God is portrayed then and the way he is portrayed now. Such as how many people focus on his wrath, even though the book of exodus was mainly a book of his dedication and love for his people, when they kept complaining about what he was doing for them and didn't "want" his love. I'm also going to see the new movie Son of God, and It sounds really good, so you might want to watch it. My mom also came up with a good Idea: we could have a movie exchange at church.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Whew. Sorry for the late post! This week has been so busy... and it's only Tuesday. Haha I don't know what would happen if i was getting distracted with the media! I'm so excited to see where this month takes me in my walk with God. Sometimes I feel like it is an obligation to constantly check my Instagram feed or sit through another forty five minute episode instead of, say, doing my homework or spending time with God. I was so glad to kick this month off with a conference at Capital Christian called "My City". The speakers were amazing and one of them talked about crossing the "Line of No Return". Once you've jumped off the cliff, you can't go back up. This is how I began to look this month. And needless to say, I'm in.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
So this is my first year of doing the media fast, and it is already really difficult. I have heard that the first week is the hardest, and I am pretty sure that is true. My plan for this month is a whole lot of books, veggie tales, Air1, and KLOVE, and my goals include growing closer to the Lord, learning new things about His characteristics, and the things that make Him wonderful. I cant wait to see all the different things that God has in store for me and the other students participating in the fast. Praying for all of you, and hope you have a successful fast! Good Luck!
During the year I always go through an influx of incredibly dependent on God and occasionally drifting away from Him. Needless to say, March is always a spiritual peak in my walk with God and even though this is only the second year, I am so excited to be participating. It really could not come at a better time, these next few months are really going to be challenging. There are some pretty big decisions coming up, mainly college. I'm really looking forward to growing in my relationship with God and I can't wait to see what is in store for this month and the months to come, not only for me but for my friends as well. Have a great week you guys!
Really excited for the Media Fast! It's a great opportunity to be able to challenge myself to focus on God and my goals are very high. I'm excited for a month focused completely on God and no distractions from the media. Also, the Media Fast allows us students to show ourselves that we can do anything, including stay away from Facebook, or other social media and electronics for a month! It will be difficult, but a good month. Good luck to all!
I never know what to write for these things so bare with me haha. Soo I'm predicting that this year's media fast is going be a good one. I'm excited to be doing it with everyone. I'm hoping to grow even more this year in my relationship with God and really work to try and listen to God's voice and look to Him, especially when the making the big decisions that are coming up in regards to colleges and what I want to do with my life in the near future. I hope everyone reaches their goals for this years media fast and has just a lot of fun with it. :)
So we started!!! I'm excited for this to start because I know my relationship with God is going to grow. and I can take time that I normally wouldn't take to just listen To Him talk through his word. When God shows Himself to people in the bible He isn't in the wind the fire or the storm, He was the still small voice after it all. I've realized that media is like the fire and the storms and this month is the time we can step back and listen for the still small powerful impacting and life changing voice of God. Lets get started :)