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 1, 2014
This being my 4th year doing the media fast, it's funny how it feels just as challenging as the first time I did it. But with each new year, I've learned, come new challenges and triumphs. I'm so excited for what this month has to bring in regards to my relationship with God and I feel so blessed to have the oppurtunity to do this again! Bring it on year four!
Friday, February 28, 2014
My goal this year for media fast is to grow in my relationship with God. Last year was an awesome first experience and i know that this year will be great too! It's such an amazing opportunity we have to take the month of march and to just exclude all secular media from our lives. Our lives become so busy and hectic and we waste so much time with this media that doesn't do us any good. This media fast is a reminder, to always have our focus on God, the most important thing in our life. When we take the time to focus on God, we will draw near to him & grow spiritually in our walk with him, which is my goal <3 #excited #goodlucktoyouall
Sunday, February 23, 2014
This is my first year to ever do the media fast. To be honest, I don't think that I have quite grasped the fact that for 31 days I won't be able to watch, listen, or go on anything non secular. Just for fun, I looked back at some previous blogs all the way to the very beginning. I think that with my friend's, but most importantly, God's help, I can achieve my goal. One of the blogs I read was about how someone's friend questioned why they were doing the media fast. Why don't they just not do it, but say they did? I think this fast is an excellent opportunity to not only devote yourself to spend more time with God, but also to share my faith. As Matt says, the reason you have friends is to point them to Christ. Not taking this opportunity would make my friendships meaningless. Already, I have talked to a few of my friends about this media fast. A lot of them said that they wouldn't be able to do it because they go on the internet, watch TV, or listen to music everyday. I admit that not a day has gone by that I can remember where I have gone without those things. Despite that, I think by succeeding in this fast, I can prove that through Christ you can do anything.