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.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Obstacles in Every Journey
Man it has been 13 days and I am feeling it. I have noticed that my want for my music and my want for T.V. and games have come back. At this point I realize that nowadays society has taken the media and put it through every kids life, it sort of intertwines with them. When I walk around my school campus I see kids listening to their jams, I see kids on social media, and I see kids looking at their phones in general. It's really hard to stay away from those type of things because it is all around you and to be honest when I see my friends on their phones I kind of miss it. But that is not going to stop me from completing my journey. As I refrain from this I look on the brighter side of things such as thanking God for giving me the chance to go to a great school with great friends and get a great education. Another good thing is that I am able to see the negative effect some media has on people. For example how it can spread things that aren't true about someone that could hurt their feelings. Another example is how some of the music we listen to today is focused on the exact opposite of what God wants us to do. Now I am not saying that all media is bad but I have realized that when this media fast is over I will have to cut back on a lot of it so I can stick with the motion of focusing on God. Hopefully everyone else that is taking action in the media fast is right on track and keeping up the good work. I can't wait to see what all of next week has in store for me but until then I am going to stick with listening to my Christian jams.