What do you want to watch?
This is a question often asked in our family because we love watching movies together. However in these days so much on the screen is pretty vile. Its hard to find any new show that’s not filled with sex and violence.
Psalm 101:3 says:
I will set no worthless thing before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; It shall not fasten its grip on me.
The NLT version says, “I will refuse to look at anything vile and vulgar.”
The other night I really wanted to watch something that someone had recommended. I was shocked by the violence and sex that accompanied the storyline, but I didn’t stop watching. I finished it.
But it didn’t stop there. The story and images haunted me through the week. I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
I had forgotten that the Spirit of God is in me.
Eph. 4:30 says, “Don’t grieve the Holy Spirit.”
I forgot that when God gives a command it is not only for my good, but it makes him grieve when I disobey.
I made God grieve.
How do I feel when I grieve? It hurts to have your heart broken.
Do I want to do this to God by my disobedience?
Break His heart?
As I am writing the song “Holy Spirit” is playing. The lyrics say, “Let us become more aware of your presence.”
Father God, I ask in Jesus name that you would fill me with the awareness that your Spirit is living in me. Let me become more aware of His presence. Help me say, ‘NO’ to watching vulgar, vile things instead let me seek and pursue the things that bring you joy instead of grief.