My, oh my, what do we choose to fill our head's with?
In case you haven't heard, there is a few trends going on right now. One of them is about a series of books called 50 Shades of Grey and the other is about a movie called Magic Mike. Hearing about these so much lately has brought me to some big decisions in my life. I have been shown by God recently what to allow in my head and what to NOT. I admit, I was excited and intrigued by them at first.
I am not saying anything against you reading these books or watching these types of movies but I am going to give you my opinion of what I have been shown.
God wants us to surround ourselves with "godly" thoughts, people and things. When I first heard about the book series, I went searching online and read the description. I was actually shown a page of it by a friend before that. As I read the description on the back of the book, I noticed that it was very dark and almost satanic, I guess I would say. I just didn't feel right about the description. Someone told me it's not bad, it's about a love story. Well, I chose not to read it because I just didn't feel it was right to be filling my head with that kind of stuff. I was taught an important point about a year ago from my Reverend's wife. "If you don't have peace about it, don't do it." I felt uneasy and not so good about it so I went with it and chose not to.
Which brings me to my next encounter with this book. I was on a camping trip with my fellowship and one of my friends/fellowship ladies had brought the book. She was young, like 18. I didn't know she had it. Some of the other ladies and I were talking and she was off sitting on a bench reading and I saw the flash of the cover and I asked her mom if that was 50 shades and she said yes. I asked her if she knew what was in that and we started discussing it. She was shocked. I went over to my friend that luckily had only been about 2-3 pages in and asked her if she knew what that book was about. We talked about it and it turned out she didn't. It was just given to her. We flipped open to a page about 3/4 of the way through it and I showed her it. She was so shocked and disgusted. I told her she could choose to read it if she wanted to but I explained to her the same thing I am going to explain to you.
I believe that God wants us to fill our head with things that align with His word. Sex is supposed to be a beautiful way of showing love between a man and a woman (don't come after me on this one, I am telling you MY personal beliefs and I respect that everyone has their own beliefs on that). It is the most sacred and special act that two can share. If we fill our head with thoughts of bondage and inappropriate ways of this act, it does not line up with God's word. Why would we want to fill our heads with that and ruin such a sacred thing God has created for us?
As far as the Magic Mike and all the other types of movies and books like this, it is the same feeling. Before you watch, read or act on anything you should always use that famous WWJD acronym. I know it sounds funny but seriously, does it line up with God's word or is it living for the flesh in the world?
I make no judgments on any of you, I am just sharing my opinions and thoughts on these worldly vs Godly things.
Suggestions for some of my favorite Godly movies:
Facing the Giants
Marriage Retreat (the one staring David A.R. White)
One Night with a King (about Esther)
Island of Grace
*Warning, some of these may not be ok for kids. I always screen first.
Written by: Beth Wolf, founder of Power Up for PCOS which provides support to women with PCOS through educational Power Up Groups, building connections with other PCOS women, calendar of upcoming PCOS events, professional referrals and reviews, PCOS store, and other specialized events to raise money for PCOS research. She can be reached by visiting http://www.powerupforpcos.com, emailing Beth@powerupforpcos.com or by calling 810-545-PCOS (7267)
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*Please note that I am not a medical professional. I am not qualified to give out any medical advice. I am a woman with PCOS who is sharing my personal experiences in this blog and I advise you to consult a professional.*