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Abhor Evil :: Part 2

How did I get here?

To this place of complacency?

When did it become okay to set these things before my eyes?

It seems that sin slowly creeps in, whatever form it is. We allow a little bit in. Then bit by bit, one day we find ourselves almost drowning in it. The good news is Jesus saves. He continues to grab me out of this sea of sin and draw me closer to Him.

God showed me my sin and now it’s my job to turn away, to repent. Cling to Him.

 

I stopped watching this particular show. It wasn’t easy, but by God’s grace it was easier than I thought. I am not rid of the problem. God continues to help me stop and think, is this really what I want to watch? Do I want to spend 2 hours doing this? Do I want these images in my head? Do I want to have this in my home? Do I want to voluntarily expose my soul, His temple to this?

 

“I will ponder the way that is blameless.
Oh when will you come to me?
I will walk with integrity of heart
within my house;
I will not set before my eyes
anything that is worthless.
I hate the work of those who fall away;
it shall not cling to me.
A perverse heart shall be far from me;
I will know nothing of evil.”
Psalm 101:2-4

As I was struggling through all of this, God was working in my family’s hearts also. We were all noticing idols in our lives. We ended up getting rid of our Wii, trading in our smart phones for dumb phones, and getting rid of Netflix.

I know that may seem drastic to some, but know that it was done after many times in prayer, conversation, and studying God’s Word.

I don’t know if these things are gone from our house forever. We may, cautiously, decide to subscribe to Netflix again. Then, again, we may not.

Right now, we are trying to honor God with our lives, by finding the evils that are distracting us and focusing our eyes on Him.

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