“This is my story; this is my song: praising my Savior all the day long.”
The power of music over the human mind is emphatically misrepresented and has fallen into obscurity. We have become dulled, desensitized to the effects media has upon the mind. The mind is a labyrinth of many rooms and corridors, filled with all the information we observe in our conscious or subconscious senses. This information can be a benefit or a degradation to our minds, having direct effect upon the way we live our lives.
Desensitization is the greatest evil to befall the church, greater than any other temptation or snare. If Satan can get us to believe that things which we should never do are okay to watch and hear about other people doing, he has won and we have damned ourselves. What is this excuse called desensitization? Put simply, to be desensitized is to have lost all sense; which I think could mean both the loss of mental awareness, and the absence of all common sense. In terms of sense, common or otherwise, it is interesting to note that without sense all of our actions become foolishness.
The song in the video is called “My Story”, but the song isn’t just about the story, the song is the story. The song is a message in and of itself, but also contains a message. Whether you like it or not, every song has a message; sadly, most of them are negative, degrading messages. We often don’t think of things this way, but the principal of being a consumer applies to both the sense of taste and sight. To consume is to take in, most commonly meaning to purchase, but also meaning to physically devour. This principal applies to the sense of sight as much if not more than to the other senses.
The same reasoning that tells us not to drink or smoke, that it is bad for our bodies and our bodies are the temple of the Holy Ghost, should also be applied to watching movies that contain but do not condemn the actions of drinking or smoking. If you don’t partake of it with your sense of taste and smell, why should you partake of it through your sense of sight. I don’t mean accidentally, it’s quite a different matter to notice that someone is doing these things than to enter a theater where you know it will be shown and glorified.
We are to keep our bodies and minds with all vigilance and integrity. If you would not curse your God with your mouth, why would you curse Him with your sight or hearing by seeking out entertainment which does this curse your God. Any curse of any kind is a curse against God. To curse someone is to ask God to bring evil to them. This cannot be asked according to His Word or His will and is a mockery and a curse to His power, His promises, and His name. His power: for it blames Him for an inadequacy of might to create perfect beings, and challenges if His will is perfect and true. His promises: for it flies in the face of His truth to never leave nor forsake, actually asking God to both leave and forsake. His name: for it seeks to undermine His ultimate authority by requesting something against His nature and will, therefore tempting God, (which is also a sin).
The media controls us, it tells its story and we listen, having been desensitized to sin, evil, temptation, and ungodliness. Our senses are the cognizant life of the mind, to betray them to numbness and cause them to become blind is a sin to ourselves. Desensitization is active. It’s something you do, not something that just happens over time. It is a decision you make. Are the stories you watch and listen to about Him? Is your story even about Him? If I should speak, if I should hear, if I should see, let it be the grace that is greater than all my sin.
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
–1 Corinthians 6:19
Ye are not your own. Stop living for yourself. Start living His story.
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
“All thy mind”, means all of your senses and every thought that you think.
Mine eye affecteth mine heart because of all the daughters of my city.
Our eyes have a direct line to our hearts. The things we see effect our hearts and our decisions. Guard your hearts. Guard you eyes.
As always, thanks for reading.
–the anonymous novelist