Jendella's video blog highlights the different types of opinions and ideas that we consume through popular culture. This might be through reality TV, social media, music and other mediums. Without realising we are subconsciously influenced by these things. Jendella reflects on the way in which reality TV impacted some of the decisions she made in her day to day life. It may not be obvious but celebrities and images of the media can really impact us. Jendella ask's us to think of our 3 favourite songs, 3 favourite shows and the people that we follow on Twitter or Facebook and identify what kind of lifestyle are they promoting? Will they help or harm our Christian walk if we continue to follow these them? If so why not take action today and step up to Jendella's challenge which will help us to improve and grow in faith.
Christian from the ForeRunnaz touches on the service aspect of being a Christian. Being conformed to the image of Christ requires real understanding of what Jesus was actually like. He advises us that it is our responsibility to read the bible and understand him in the Gospels Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. For example what things made Jesus angry and would please him? Once we identify this we'll have a clearer understanding of how we can conform and actively live this life. Jesus was for the people and its through serving his people that we represent Christ and his Kingdom. What ways can we reach out to people and help our communities, poor and disadvantaged? Conforming is not just what we do in public but what we do for God and people behind the scenes.
Today's Mind Makeover challenge comes from yours truly. In this video I talk about how God personally transformed my life the closer I got to him and in fact he is still working on me. There are things that are 'normal' in this world but ultimately the Kingdom of God has different and much higher standards. The challenge for today is to commit anything you feel in your life that is keeping you away from God pray about it. Spend time, get to know him for yourself and make effort in studying the word and he will definitely deliver you from whatever is holding you back from glorifying him!
Ever felt like reading your bible is a bit of a chore? Sometimes when there's Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to visually amuse us and keep us busy socializing, the Word of God becomes low on our list of priorities. Here Triple O relates to that and encourages us to make time for the bible and write down verses. Triple O highlights the importance of getting to know God for ourselves. So the question is how much time are we putting aside to know God on a personal level? It's never to late. We can start today.
Faith Child goes in with his video blog today, asking us to consider who comes first in our lives? There are so many things we can look for satisfaction in, this might be clothes, girls, guys, money and other things. Faith Child explains the importance of seeking God's Kingdom first and everything else will follow (based on Matthew 6:33). Listen to his experience on how putting Christ first has helped his life. Day two of the Mind Makeover challenge asks us to look out how we honour God through our lifestyle and thoughts. Be blessed and step up to today's challenge peeps!
Check out the first in a series of Video's produced by IDoNotConform as part of the Mind Makeover Challenge 2012. Over 21 days, 21 people will present 21 videos with encouragement on how not to conform to the world. Each video ends with a challenge for viewers which will help us to renew our minds in Christ. Today's video blog is by @AndyGrayJOHN330 advising us to consider the things we watch on TV and online and how they make a difference to our lives.
Digital media has revolutionized the way that we spend much of our free time. If it’s not Facebook chat, Twitter trends or Youtube occupying our time, there is always the TV, or our mobile phones to keep us busy and engaged for hours on end. Yet when we take a closer look, how many of these things that we give our time to really benefit our Christian walk? Mind Makeover is a 21 day challenge which asks us to consider our habits and assess whether we conform to the ways of the world rather than the Kingdom of God.