“Deception lies around every corner.. I’ve seen parents and children who sit in church pews every week and choose to ride the fence posts and fill their minds with t.v. and music that defiles the way of our Lord. “But how can they call on Him to save them unless they believe in Him? And how can they believe in Him if they have never heard about Him? And how can they hear about Him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!” Romans 10:14-15″
I had this sent to me today in a text. An exact thing the Lord has been showing me in the past month. The world has so much deception, so many lies. They’re in Hollywood, television, movies, music, websites, social medias, the list goes on and on. Movies that have appeared to be Christian recently have slipped little things all in their movies to make them unBiblical and Christians are sitting back and saying it’s okay. For years I have said I am strong enough to watch tv shows and movies and not let it affect me. It affects me.
I have no interest in any of it anymore. I went to a girls’ retreat at the beginning of April and from then I had a little over a month until I spoke at a women’s event one weekend and kicked off my Bible study the next weekend. I took a challenge to not watch any tv. It was hard at first but when I wanted to watch tv, I opened my Bible. As I began approaching the one month mark, I realized I had no interest in watching the make up stories of adultery, lying, murder, alcoholism, and deceit that makes up our tv shows today. The lives of people I love are falling apart. The falling apart that I have faced. How can I get lost in a make believe drama world when there are people who need Jesus, who need light. How are people going to hear about Jesus when someone doesn’t tell them? How am I going to hear Jesus’ call for me to tell the people when I am lost in fake made up drama world! I need Jesus. I want Jesus more than anything else. You can have all this world, just give me Jesus.
Philann’s text confirmed all this in me. This world is so content with being complacent. Going to church on Sundays and posting Bible verses as your instagram caption or your bio does not make you a Christian. When Jesus is in your heart, when He has saved you from the filth of this world you cannot help but be radically in love with Him. You cannot help but do EVERYTHING for Him. He doesn’t get put in a box that’s only open for religious and church occasions. When Jesus Christ is the Lord of your life He takes over your life. He is your life. Everything you do revolves around Him. There is nothing apart from Him. You are nothing apart from Him. He invades your every step and takes your every thought. He is your everything. When you believe in Him you are taken away by Him, and when you are taken away by Him, you are saved, and when you are saved, you are His and when you are HIS, you can’t help but be EVERYTHING for Him!
But how can they call on Him to save them unless they believe in Him?