Tuesday, July 10, 2012
I told you that studying James was kicking my butt!
One of the verses we've been studying is James 2:7--"Do they not blaspheme the fair name by which you have been called?" In the video session last week, Beth challenged us to disconnect from those who blaspheme the name of our Lord. We glorify social status in our society. And her challenge really got to me. And it's led me to make a change.
I am guilty of surfing the internet more than I should. One of the places I love to visit on the internet is people.com. I'm not a huge fan of all the Hollywood gossip, but I confess I like it more than I should. I do love the photos of celebs and their outfits and what they've been up to; I don't know how it started but I have a habit of checking people.com multiple times a day. Now, the fact that I visit any website multiple times a day tells you what kind of loser I am. But people? What am I, a 15 year old girl? I really felt God nudging my heart during last week's video session not to visit that website anymore. Because why should I be so curious and --I'll say it--invested in the lives of people who blaspheme the fair name of my Jesus? It seems like such a little inconsequential thing--I mean my goodness, it's not porn or anything. But it's not glorifying or honoring to God for me to put people on pedestals, especially those who are not only not believers, but who often actively speak out against my God and his people. So, this proclamation is to help me hold myself accountable. No more celebrity crushes for this girl! May God get all the glory I give out!