Crosswalk.com aims to offer the most compelling biblically-based content to Christians on their walk with Jesus. Crosswalk.com is your online destination for all areas of Christian Living – faith, family, fun, and community. Each category is further divided into areas important to you and your Christian faith including Bible study, daily devotions, marriage, parenting, movie reviews, music, news, and more.

Mark Daniels Christian Blog and Commentary

No, Honey--I Haven't Seen the "Clicker"...

  • Mark Daniels
    Mark Daniels's Weblog
  • 2009 Feb 22
  • Comments

By this time next week, I'll be able to watch television once again, my latest month-long “TV Turnoff” ending in great success. Question is: will I really want to return to the tube? Certainly, I will never watch television the same way again. Real life has proven to be far more interesting! I've never been more productive, organized, focused, or relaxed! It has been a life-changing experience, without a doubt. Rather than attempting to spin some sort of narrative, allow me to share a few random insights thus far:

*Away from TV’s daily diet of salacious innuendo and cynical commentary, I’m surprised at how coarse I’d allowed my own language to become, and how negative my perspective on life.

*I’m startled by how I’ve lowered my standards…what garbage I’ve permitted myself to consume, without a single cringe…and what I’ve found amusing.

*I’ve rediscovered a hunger for holiness, available only when I mortify (“put to death”) the un-Godly influences and temptations in my life (Hebrews 12:14).

*I’m far more contented with who I am, and what I have…not motivated as much by what I don’t have (Ecclesiastes 4).

*I am quicker to listen, slower to speak, and slower to get angry (James 1:19).

And—as I guess you can see—I’m spending a bit more time in God’s Word!

Of course, television provides only a fraction of the distraction; the assault on my sensibilities continues unabated from many other sources. Can I go for a month without my satellite radio, Blockbuster Video™, Facebook®, my iPod®…

Follow Crosswalk.com