Monica Broussard

We Are What We Consume all Day Long

In today’s world we are inundated with technology that skews our perception of the world. We watch movies that show us how we can be superhuman and manifest whatever we desire.

            We have video games and social media that tap into our proclivities for awesome powers, good and evil. We are always searching for the dimension that will give us the feeling that we are connected to something beyond ourselves. We manifest the information we choose to download into our brains and hearts to affect our spirits and souls.

John 17: 22-24            Jesus prayed, “The glory which thou hast given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and thou in me that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that thou hast sent me and hast loved them even as thou hast loved me.”

2 Corinthians 4:16      So we do not lose heart. Though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed every day.  

What are we renewing ourselves with each day?

Television, movies, games and books are nourishment for your mind and soul. Some are like junk food: they taste good but leave us cranky. Some are like fruits and vegetables that have the added benefit of actually helping us feel better and perform better.

God’s word is the healthiest nourishment of the body. Our physical bodies will eventually show the signs of what we consume; just as what we read, watch and listen to will affect our temper, mood and even how we decide to treat others. Exposing ourselves to the world’s entertainment can lead to a trivialization of life.

2 Corinthians 4:18      Because we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen are eternal.  

2 Corinthians 5:1        For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens

Romans 12:2   Do not conform to the pattern of this word, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

So, before we dive into the latest top ten selling murder mystery with a great plot and lots of violence, or tune into another television series with an hour of TV news, or indulge in angry or violent music that can sour mood, let’s think about what best nourishes our minds and souls.

For some people television is their God, the idol that transforms them worshiping it day in and day out, consuming all it has to offer.  

What is truth? Does it come from our televisions or the internet? What does this say about the content we are absorbing.

God gave us the bible to transform us. God’s word is complete and infallible: sufficient and authoritative.

Proverbs 30: 5 “Every word of God is Flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scriptures is God-breathed and is useful for teaching rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Isaiah 55:11    so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

Proverbs 4:20-24        My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body. Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. 

 

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