Helping your kids understand and guard themselves against media can be a tricky thing. It doesn’t help that the Church has so many view points on how to address media in our culture, but here are some key points we’ll be covering this week.
- It doesn’t have to be “bad” stuff to keep you from growing closer to Jesus. It just has to use up all your time that you could have used to know Him better.
- Our enemy Satan came to kill, steal, and destroy. He can defeat us by distracting us. If we are so busy clicking on links, watching funny videos, playing games, and goofing off, then he has won our hearts without us even putting up a fight.
- Sometimes just allowing us to get our schedules too busy or not being careful about how much time we “waste” unintentionally is all it takes to keep us from growing our relationship with Jesus.
- We need to make sure the way we spend our time (and thoughts) puts God above all else. All of the other stuff in the world is just fluff compared to knowing God. When we put him first, He will give us everything we need. It’s not a trade-off, it’s a trade-UP.
Bottom Line: One thing matters more than stuff from a store – the Kingdom of God.
Scripture: Matthew 6:33 NLT Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
Challenge: What are some things that you think you have probably put first ahead of God in your life? Now that you’ve identified your distractions, what can you do to cut them out of your life this week?