It’s the new year. There’s so much ahead of this year, and I can’t wait to be a part of it. Already a lot has happened since my last post last year. On New Years Eve my mom and I went to a Prayer and Worship service at Living Waters Worship Center, it started at 11PM. I know without a doubt in my mind that there was nothing else I could have done that night that would have equalled that particular event. The FIRST person I talked to, the first thing I did in 2006 was worship the God whom I love! There wasn’t ANY other thing I would have rather been doing. “Our God is an Awesome God” was the song by which we were worshipping to when the new year rolled around.
After I posted my last entry about music, my friend Tim took it further and said he’ll be watching no more TV. I watch very little TV as is, but I’ve decided to make a new habbit in the movies and TV I watch. I watch mainly the news, History Channel, or “Without a Trace”, so there’s not much I can cut out there. However, from this point forward if a TV show or movie that I am watches comes to either a sex scene, a part that uses God’s name in vein, or a part which directly offends me or I even have a hint that it may offend GOD — I’m walking out, cutting it off, or returning the video. I believe as a nation we’ve become desensitized by what’s really going on. We no longer place a high price on sin, the verses that says if “you do anything you believe is not right, you are sinning” (Romans 14:23, NLT) are like yesterdays news. No one is believing it, no one is living it. I’m tired of it, and I’m no longer supporting it. I’ve pretty much limited all movies that I watch anyway, but I’m going further — I’m not going to be desensitized. There’s an awesome song by Jonah33 called “Desensitized” that I recommend everyone listen to. We need to remember, “the man who has doubts…about eating, and then eats [perhaps because of you], stands condemned…” (Romans 14:23, Amplified, emphisis added).
I just got done with a book by Henry Blackaby titled, “Holiness“. At about 100 pages, it’s one of the best books I’ve ever read. I’ve noticed a review on Amazon states that “the work will appeal to a limited audience” (AudioFile), while I dislike the review, I think I can agree on this. If in any way it appeals to a “limited audience”, it is because people are too afraid of being offended. I’ve never read a book that was more true and up front about this nations church situation. Parts of it may not be fun to read simply because it might mean that you’ve got to give up something you’re holding very close. The truth of the matter is this: in order to follow Christ we must fear him. This book explains why it’s important and how to do it. The great people you read about in the Bible — they understood this. Today, many of us have lost it. The book is a must read.