Seriously, He and the way He works is truly AMAZING. So i must admit, that my day one was a bit of a failure, but i started fresh day 2 and it has been going great since then. All thanks to God, i got the awesome opportunity to start off the fast on an island far, far away and i'm so glad that i did. I didn't hit any troubles the first few days (after day one of course) because it was so easy for me to not be consumed in the media that i usually follow up on, i was able to wake up, put on some great Jesus tunes and hit the beach and spend the whole day in the beautiful world that God made for us. Most of the time it was God, me, and lots of trees/bushes/beaches and occasionally my sister would join. It was even easy for me to talk about it to the people that i met there because they are so understanding. In fact, i've never seen people so passionate for Christ as the believers there....truly it was so awesome to see them and meet them and know that they are following exactly what God is telling them to do and seeing all of God's work being done on the island. I was in the beautiful country of New Zealand and i knew that my first great media fast challenge this year was going to be the 14 hour plane ride back home. And so i had my ipod loaded with all the good stuff for me to listen too. And it turned out that my flight wasn't bad at all, the kid that sat next to me for the first 9 hour flight was totally curious for why i was doing the fast and in the end totally loved the idea and was planning for a time that he could do it himself for like a weekend or something..then he went through pretty much all the music on the plane and showed me all the christian bands that he knew of and made a great effort to get the games on the plane to work since they are pretty much like board games. Then on my second flight, (it was one of those planes where you can't choose what to watch and they just play random movies and such) the movie that they played was one of the chronicles of narnia series, and i just thought that God is so awesome and kind that i would be able to watch the movie on the flight (but i ended up sleeping the whole way through)....anyway i have a feeling that this year is going to just reach new levels for all of us and im so stoked for it! I think i have read all of the posts so far and it sounds like so far everyone is doing pretty well with it.
Full of prayers for everyone and can't wait to see the result at the end of this great adventure :)
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.