This is my first year doing the media fast and I admit that it is not all that easy. It had helped that I decided to delete some of my media before and never return to it, but I still struggle to keep myself completely away from non-christian music. From the dentist, to the store, to just hearing familiar songs from other cars on the highway, all of which remind me of what I am committing myself to. I usually carry my earphones everywhere around, using music as my escape, but alas, they broke just a week and a half before March 1st. These little complications got me thinking, must I give up everything?? Must I really avoid every little thing, no matter how small?? Do I really have to avoid the 15 second advertisements on YouTube or mute my phone whenever an ad pops up on Pandora? Well, later that night I found my answer in the the book of Luke. In chapter 14, verses 25-33. Jesus is speaking to a crowd and tells them that he who wants to follow Him, must give up everything he owns. So those, little ads that come up about a new make-up brand product, or the small trailer clips advertising an upcoming movie, must go too. Despite the fact that they only last about 15 seconds, they get you thinking and wishing the fast is over soon. They get you thinking why you even decided to sign up. So, I guess I can say that I have learned how important it is to follow Jesus completely.
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.