"Ask what you'd like to be doing in the season of life, or hours or days, leading up to meeting Christ."
John Piper offers some help on how to break an addiction to entertainment. (HT)
- Recognizing it is a huge step in the right direction.
- Seek the Lord earnestly about it. Pray like crazy that God would open your eyes to see wondrous things out of his law.
- Immerse yourself in the Bible, even when you don’t feel like it, pleading with God to open your eyes to see what’s really there.
- Get in a group where you talk about serious things.
- Begin to share your faith. One of the reasons we are not as moved by our own faith as we are is because we almost never talk about it to any unbeliever. It starts to feel like a kind of hothouse thing, and then it starts to have a feeling of unreality about it. And then the powers of entertainment have more sway in our life.
Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is Chair of the Worship Ministry Department at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Cutlure, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and three children.