Sep 30, 2012
He Leadeth me........
I was asked in a comment if I watch T.V.....my answer to that question is,no... I no longer watch television. I made that choice about two years ago,and to be honest it wasn't something I preferred to do at any time in my life. When my husband was here in the home...watching T.V. was his favorite pass time. I had no control over the remote,and so I was forced to listen to a loud blaring T.V. with mostly inappropriate programming coming through for many years. If by chance I might find some program that I thought interesting,such as HGTV,(when we had a satellite),once husband walked into the room it was changed. So during the day while husband was working,in the days before I had a PC...I would watch a few programs..such as Country at Home....Country Style....crafty shows etc. Do I ever sat in front of a television these days ? At times I view a choice movie on a DVD...when I am at my parents home..we watch old westerns (Gunsmoke,and the like)..Little House..The Waltons etc. The sitcoms of this day and time..I have no interest in.
What do I think of people who choose to watch T.V. ? I think that is entirely their business,and none of mine! I live by my own convictions..when asked why I do or do not do a certain thing..I try and give the most honest answer I can. The Holy Spirit that dwells within me is my teacher and my guide,when something isn't appropriate for me..I am prompted to stop or do differently. Usually I find in God's word the reason behind this,being brought to light through scripture ...Oh, Holy Spirit that is why you led me in a different direction! Thus that is how I live my life,and even more so than ever before....each day being led by the Spirit as to choices I make in every area of my life. So,am I a perfect example? By no means,but I do my best,and still I fail ...but God is faithful till the end. I have other convictions I live by as well,but they are my own and I do not force them upon anyone...I merely try to live by example,and when asked ..I try to give an answer as to why! So how do I spend my days without watching television...of course you know I do use a computer,I read,crochet,putter about,and then the housekeeping,laundry etc :) Do I miss the television? No,but how do I keep up with news,weather,etc..through the internet! Do I get bored? I don't find myself bored very often..but I do enjoy a time away from home ..shopping at a thrift store and the like. Do I believe it was a good choice for me...YES, the best...especially spiritually speaking!
Since we are living by the Spirit,let us follow the Spirit's leading in every part of our lives. Galatians 5:25 NLT
Blessings to you on this Lord's day my friends,Shelley