What we watch can draw us nearer to the Lord…or not.
I know I haven’t posted in a while.  It’s just that we’ve been so busy nursing our little guy back to health.  He had a serious ear infection that caused fluid to drain from his ear.  He’s much better now that he’s been on an antibiotic.  He also turned 10 months this week.  Wow…
This weekend, my husband and I finally watched the movie Courageous.  Courageous is produced by the same team that gave us Fireproof.  If you’ve seen the movie, then you’d know that my husband and I were in tears from the powerful story.  However, despite the great emotion that it evokes, the movie ministered to us in so many ways.
The first thing that the Lord showed me through the movie is how watching and listening to things that glorify Him can open up my spirit to receive blessings.  One of the things that I’ve been wrestling with since K’s birth is anxiety and worry.  It hasn’t helped much that I watch shows like The First 48 and Disappeared.  What the Lord showed me through the movie is that I should guard my heart and watch and listen to things that glorify Him and reinforce His message to me and not the world’s contradicting message.  After watching the movie, I felt led to get rid of any CDs and DVDs that we own that are not edifying.  If any of you want movies like Vacancy, then just let me know.
Another thing that the movie did is it reinforced to me the type of minister that I want to be.  The movie sent such powerful messages about Christ in such gentle and loving ways.  That’s the only way I can describe it.  After watching the movie, you want more intimacy with Christ.  If you don’t know him, you want to know him.  That’s the kind of preacher I want to be.  I want to move people to make a decision for Christ without the theatrics and the gimmicks that preachers so often get sucked into.  I don’t want to be the kind of preacher where’s there’s a lot of yelling, screaming and jumping around and no one knows what I’ve said and doesn’t feel moved to draw nearer to the Lord.  I don’t want to be a loud clanging cymbal.
The movie ministered a lot to us.  It reinforced to me the kind of home we want to have.  We want a home that is edifying and is conducive for blessing.  We want a home where the Holy Spirit feels welcomed to reign and move.
How are you ensuring that your home is Christ centered?

3 Replies to “Courageous Lessons”

  1. I haven't seen that movie yet, but it is on my list. I remember many years ago I went to a retreat. When I came back, got in my car, turned on my radio and realized what I was listening to, I changed the dial. I pretty much only listen to Christian music now because it fills me and edifies me. It's amazing how the little things can make big impacts in our lives.

  2. hope your baby is better…I know what you are going through!!
    I have heard so much about this movie…all good! After your recommendation we are going to watch this wkend..thanks!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  3. As empty nesters, it's easy for us to get careless about what we watch. You have given me much to think over; thank you!

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