“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4:8 KJV
In the media-driven age that we live in it is difficult, if not virtually impossible, to focus on the things that God directs us to focus on. Reportedly, there are at least four internet connected devices in the average American household, as of late. With this barrage of information bombarding our minds, we need to intentionally think about what we are thinking about. It is obvious that media such as pornography and low-level reality television are negative; albeit, the images and ideas that we are being fed by various mainstream media sources are not healthy for our minds and hearts either. They direct our stream of thoughts, and without realizing it we are being swept down river by them. Most every commercial is a bid for our attention, and our money. We unconsciously base our desires and dreams on the images that we are fed by commercialism, if we are not on guard against them.
Take the time to focus on God and His Word. Begin turning your mind to the things He desires you to dwell on. He has our best interest at heart. In this faith is built and joyfulness is propagated. When the world comes swirling in like a driving wind, the sure foundation of His Word will keep you in the storm.
Father, thank you for Your Word today, I pray that as we are exposed to media images You quicken to our spirits the truths that You need us to see. May we base our worth on who we are in You and not on the false value system of the world. Thank You, praise You. In Jesus' name. Amen.