Disturbing nights and unpleasant dreams….. insomnia and fear….. and you will say to me, “WHAT does this have to do with “devotion ??”
There is a saying, ” Whatever gets your attention gets YOU”….. and is it not true ?
Where does your “devotion” lie ???
We live in a world FASCINATED with EVIL…. and people call it “entertainment” and “art”…..view the popular films (Hesher (2010) “Hesher is a loner. He hates the world and everyone in it…..” Insidious (2010) “A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm….”)….. or play the most popular video games (Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo) “After Ganondorf rides off, Link retrieves the Ocarina and uses the song together with the Spiritual Stones to open the door to the Sacred Realm. Through the door, Link finds the Master Sword, a legendary sword forged to fight evil. As he pulls the Master Sword from its pedestal, Ganondorf appears, having followed Link into the Sacred Realm, and claims the Triforce”…. or do you prefer…. Infamous 2 (Playstation) “Pursue a mysterious force named The Beast – a menace that has laid waste to Empire City and is now making its way down the coast destroying everything in its path.”)….. and what about music ?…. listen to the popular music (Rihanna “Umbrella, Disturbia” and Lady Gaga “Alejandro”)… do you understand what they are singing about ?… as very disturbing images flash on your screen…
Do you understand what happens when you go to sleep ?…. your brain “replays”… sorts and catalogues… PROCESSES… your DAILY EXPERIENCES… along with your thoughts and desires…. INTO YOUR SUBCONCIOUS MIND….
HOW DO YOU EXPECT to have a PEACEFUL, REFRESHING NIGHTS SLEEP….. when MOST OF THE DAY is spent watching violence, murders, zombies, blood, dismembered bodies, pornography or “cartoon like” characters (that resemble the hideous images of DEMONS that can be found in any book on DEMONOLOGY) ?????
and todays’ CHILDREN… are the biggest VICTIMS….. spending a horendous amount of their WAKING LIFE in front of a televison set or video game screen.
…. and what is the result ?….. nightmares, bed-wetting, phobias, distorted personalities (which IGNORANT “doctors” and “psychologists” then call “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” or some other high sounding words…. providing a “golden opportunity” (for satan) to MEDICATE a demon-tormented child with perfectly LEGAL “mind altering and mood changing” DRUGS)
FACE IT…. PEOPLE OF GOD…. “the world” has been DUPED by the DEVIL …. BIG TIME… and everybody is now FASCINATED with EVIL.
DO YOU WANT A PEACEFUL NIGHTS SLEEP FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN ????
Get rid of the “popular” video games, the “popular” music….. and exercise “judgement and self-discipline” with the television set… instead…. go outside and look at the stars…. or take a walk down one of the many beaches in Barbados…. THINK of how people spent their time before the invention of all this technology.
PUT YOUR “DEVOTION” ON GOD… and read His Word…. and meditate on it… instead of the devils “entertainment”
Fill your waking thoughts with Bible stories…. your visual stimulus…… with images of flowers, sunsets, nature and the BEAUTY of GOD’s creation…
Then when you go to bed at night…. commit your sleeping hours to GOD (you do NOT have any direct control over them)…. but you have done the RIGHT with all your “waking hours” and so you can Trust Him to protect you from evil attacks in your sub-concious while you sleep.
Tuck in your little ones…. and teach them to say, “Into your hands, O GOD, I commit my spirit” (Luke 23:46)…. “I will both lie down in peace and sleep; for You alone, O LORD, make me lie down in safety.” (Psalm 4:8)
Prayer for Today:
Loving Heavenly Father, help your people to see that the battle is fiercer than ever…. the “world” is even more evil now than it was in the days when you said, “Love not the world…” therefore please help your people to STAND against it (without compromise)…. and most of all Lord, I pray for the little ones…. that they may be granted a knowledge of You… before they get “sucked” into “the life” of their friends and caught up in “the world”… in Jesus Name we ask these things…. Amen.