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.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Fellow of Ships

Err I mean, fellowship.

To sum up this Media fast 2011 in three words it’d have to be fellowship, reassurance, and blessed.
Fellowship; because through the media fast, I’ve made so many solid friendship with people at my school, just talking about my faith! It’s been so incredible. People will be like, “ohh lemme show you this vid, pic…whatever” and of course I’d explain how I was on media fast.  It sparked a lot of promising questions and unexpectedly positive responses. I’ve also gotten to know my Christian buds at school so much better. We’re having bible studies at lunch all the time, lying on the grass, eating our lunches, soaking up the sun and just talking about God and our faith. Other kids were curious and joined us, even non-believers! It’s been so exciting. And honestly there’s nothing more reassuring then just talking about Christianity with others, we’re all going through similar things and it’s nice to have that connection and support. 

This leads on to my next word, reassurance. A lot has happened lately and not all of it’s been cake, especially in my family life. Fortunately though, I’ve had the blessing of peace and reassurance flood my heart. God is challenging me and searching my heart daily and though these situations and experiences I’ve grown to trust in him more and just realize, he’s in control.  I can’t rely on my own understanding. I think Philippians 4:6 sums it up perfectly;
6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.

Which leads me to my final word, blessed. I am so blessed! I can’t even begin to describe it, and I wish I would realize it more often just how incredible life really is. We dwell so much on the past, the mistakes we’ve made. Or even the future, as in we’re not sure what it entitles. We begin to get anxious, scared and worried so quickly about the things of life. I need to realize more that God has incredible plans for me; he’s blessed me with an amazing family and friends so that I can life for him. Life isn’t easy but like it says in  1 Peter 4: 14,16, & 19                                      
14 So be happy when you are insulted for being a Christian, for then the glorious Spirit of God rests upon you.16 But it is no shame to suffer for being a Christian. Praise God for the privilege of being called by his name!  19 So if you are suffering in a manner that pleases God, keep on doing what is right, and trust your lives to the God who created you, for he will never fail you.                                                                                                                       
Never fail me?!  Oh my goodness, there comes that reassurance.  God is too incredible for words.  What do I have to fear, even if things aren’t 112%, I’m living for God and it doesn’t get any better than that!

So with that, I leave you media fast 2011. It’s been difficult at times. Media is everywhere and forever tempting. But the time spent with God though this media fast has been more rewarding than any media could provide. 

So sorry for the rambling, this post had been far overdue and God’s put a lot on my heart and mind. Love you guys. It’s our last day, make it the best!

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