After a talk with my Mom, and acknowledging to myself that I'd been ignoring some nudges from the Lord, I made a choice.
A choice to make guidelines on what books I allow myself to read. What movies I will allow my eyes to watch. And lastly...what music I will hear.
As a believer, I'm supposed to be different than the world, to have them know me by my words, thoughts and deeds.
Nothing like knowing what a person listens too, watches and reads, and therefore seeing into the heart. YOUCH!
Yup, that hurt(s).
So I went through my kindle.
I went from 86 books, to a meager 27.
That's 59 books gone.
59 books that didn't meet the new standards.
As much as I hate to say it, but most of them were romances. Vampire books. Yeah...
There it is.
Now I have to edit my Spotify and Pandora stations. Then the movies come next. This is going to hurt. I WANT to watch what I want to watch. Without thought.
However I know that it is asked of me to be holy, because I am holy. As His child. What I put into my brain should be holy and edifying. As pure as possible in this fallen world.
Sometimes I hate being convicted. I'm way to comfortable in my life. But in that comfort comes apathy, something I DON'T want to be. So Lord...keep convicting me, as you see fit. I pray I listen!! :)
Off the top of my head, these are my guidelines:
No sex scenes
No same-sex relationships
No immoral living (divorce, cheating, living together not married, etc)
No disrespecting of men as leaders, sons, fathers, husbands.
I'm sure I will add to that list, I'm sure I'll upset some with my choice(s), I'm also sure I may make others feel uncomfortable.
I'll end here...I still have lots to think about and do, about this.
God bless you, <3 br="">3>