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Beware of what you watch

In a way spiritual health is the same as taking care of your physical health. For example, if you wish to have a better physical body you will start to eat well, drink well and attend your local gym for regular workouts. You will avoid certain food because you know it will hinder you from losing weight but add to what your already have. You will also stop consuming alcohol because you know alcohol is a factor of gaining weight. The list goes on.

In keeping your spiritual life healthy you will undertake certain procedures in order to keep yourself in good condition. Let’s take movies for example, one needs to be careful of the things their watch as watching the wrong things will make your mind take absorb a bunch of sinful information which will affect your spiritual life (spiritual clarity). If you know a film or a television show will promote something that is against the word of God such as fornication, adultery, stealing etcetera do not watch it because such things will end up having an influence in your life and lead you astray. That is one of the reasons why God tells us to “guard our hearts” (Proverbs 4: 24) and to watch and pray so that we do not fall into temptation (Matthew 26:41).

It is clear that in order to guard our hearts we need to stay away from certain things that will make us fall.

I personally try my best to avoid watching movies as it is a distraction and is always promoting something that is against the word of God. But when I do end up watching something I make sure it is something that will make me think of the Lord or contemplate His Goodness. 1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. So whatever I do I try to keep that in mind.

I wish to have a better relationship and in constant communication with the Heavenly Father, so through prayer and guidance I have taken out certain things to improve my spiritual health. So as we strive for a closer relationship with God let us dwell on “… whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things” Philippians 4:8, neglecting the things that can negatively impact our spiritual health.

"God is the potter and I am the clay."