The virtue of guarding your eyes (and your soul) The web. Apps. Texts. Videos. Games. A virtual world. Do you own it or does it "own" you? Do you use it for good or does it "use" you for bad? In this Internet age, there are images that will stay with you and can create bad habits. But God created us to have relationship with Him and with real people, not to live in fantasyland. Media addictions are real, and we're seeing it among young people and older adults too. Addictions to cell phones, web, social networking, games, TV, videos -- it's like drugs and false relationships, replacing reality with fantasy, substituting lies for truth. What you feed on visually will go right to your soul.- Randy Thomassen of SaveCalifornia.com
"The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness. Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness. If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, the whole body will be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light."
- Jesus Christ in Luke 11:34-36
Randy's advice is good to consider as we enter into another new year. Media addictions are real and dangerous to our eyes and our souls. However, if we use such media with the wisdom and knowledge of God via the Scriptures, they can be a great tool for advancing Christian principles to millions. It really depends on what you are actually doing with your blog, social networking page, website and forum. Is what you are doing being used just for entertainment? Is what you are doing being used for sinful or dark reasons? Is what you are doing ending up to be just useless blather? Or are you using it to be a "bright shining of a lamp [that] gives you light?"
I think that too many people are, unfortunately, living in fantasyland - and this may be one reason why some Americans re-elected a Marxist/Islamo-fascist tyrannical wannabe dictator for another four years. The other reasons have been covered here in former blog posts which include the awful combination of rampant voter fraud and the gimme-dat generation that thinks past failed efforts of redistribution of wealth and a government cradle-to-grave socialism mentality via entitlements is better than freedom, liberty, justice, and the free enterprise system of capitalism (not the crony-capitalism that BHO and his ilk use). What they don't see (yet!) is the ultimate result that happens. What the government gives it can take away. This includes taking away your religious and speech freedoms, your liberty, your financial freedoms, your Second Amendment freedoms, and the justice that our Founding Fathers intended for our Constitutional Republic.
Patriots, who saw the corruption are utterly astounded and horrified!
Did you ever think that you would hear of a U.S. Constitutional "law" professor coming on television saying that our U.S. Constitution should be scrapped?? But don't take my word for it, view the interview yourself. The video at the following link is even better because Megyn Kelly grills NY Times Op-Ed Author Writing That U.S. Should Give Up On Our Constitution.
Like many of my friends, relatives, acquaintances and Internet blogging friends, I think that the next four years under BHO and his nefarious handlers will be horrible for America. This is one of the reasons why I have chosen not only to continue sharing the joys of living in Christ here at this blog - but also, I will continue to serve as a beacon of warning for all who would come here to read my posts regarding what is REALLY happening here in America and across the world that the Badministration rules of lawlessness covers up via what the media of mass corruption out there in fantasyland purposely neglects to report. Such deception hiding corruption is a kind of propaganda that uninformed people slurp up to their own detriment, and the detriment of all Americans.
I want to thank my sidebar link writers for all that they have provided in the effort to expose all the lies, election fraud, corruption, anti-Christian, anti-American, anti-Capitalism, anti-Israel, pro-Muslim Brotherhood (a terrorist organization, mind you!), deception, perverseness, sin and evil that is, and has been, running rampant in this terrible government. Nice Deb writes that we will have a tough road ahead but we must not give up! We still need to fight for what is right, true, virtuous, lovely, pure, and God honoring!
Paul instructs us:
Phl 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things [are] noble, whatever things [are] just, whatever things [are] pure, whatever things [are] lovely, whatever things [are] of good report, if [there is] any virtue and if [there is] anything praiseworthy--meditate on these things.
Phl 4:9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
Notice that Paul informs us that we are to "meditate on these things" and in the next verse says, "these do."
The result? "And the God of peace will be with you."
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