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.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
I thought I should write something catchy for this title. So I did. The media fast is coming to a close and there are only 4 days left. The end of this fast obviously will bring some people relief, and others more stress. With me, I am going to miss it. It is really important for us to have things like this in our lives that bring a challenge that can help us grow. The biggest thing on my mind this year at the end of this media fast is quae est altera. What is next? We have spent so much time doing this fast, (or so little time not doing media) that it would seem pointless if there wasn't an impact. Did you talk to anyone about this, or did you hide it. Try talking to someone about your challenge and experience! Was there any change in your personal life that could help you for the better, whether that be cementing further you connection with the LORD or influencing other people's lives to direct them towards Christ? What I'm saying is not to leave this fast behind in the "old memories" box or "things I tried once". Make sure to take it with you, into your future, and let it change your view of the world. Hopefully by now, you have noticed how much of an effect that the secular message the world gives through media can control you. This is going to continue through your life after this fast, but hopefully, you'll recognize it and tell the difference between the enticing, (yet often seemingly normal and harmless), sinful message of the world, and the evidence of God's love and his word in our lives. It's the same concept of the summer camp we go to, that you have to bring your experience and knowledge back with you. I encourage everyone who's done the media fast this year to think of what's next. What will be different about you or your everyday life? And not everyone will have something different about their life, I'm not saying you have to. At least think of what impact this fast had on your life and relationship with God, and what you can take out of it. Good luck to everyone, almost done!