Power of Input9 min read

This week I want to start off with some verses from God’s word, “If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all. Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:1-17‬ 

This week I want to talk about keeping your mind on things above and not on this world. In these verses the Bible tells us how we should put off the old self and put on the new self. Then it talks about what you should put to death, the desires of your former self. One way I find that I am able to keep my mind on things above is by turning away from secular media and only consuming Chrisitan media. I can tell you as a Christian when you do this, you will naturally start to lose your desire to do the things that we are to put to death and then those desires will be naturally replaced with the ones we are supposed to put on through Christ. Christian media is mostly produced to reach others with the gospel and to encourage us as Christians. But Secular media is mostly produced for financial gain and to push the world’s agenda. The world‘s agenda will be the exact things that are listed above in the things to put to death. It comes to the same idea your mother may have used, what you input will cause the output of similar things. I want to tweak that a little, what you put in will cause thoughts that will cause action and depending on what you put in, it will determine what your action will cause, hurt and death or love and life. 

This last week, for 3 days I mainly just watched and listened to secular media not counting school or my bible study. Then for the other 4 days I consumed mainly Christian media. I think I watched a couple of secular tv shows, but it was mainly Christian media. When the 3 days were over, of just the secular media I felt like the world was all hate and felt empty inside and no love. After the other 4 days of just consuming Christian media, I saw that we could be helping the hate filled world by showing them love. Secular media is not always bad, some are good, but if you look at most of the good secular media it is backed by Christians or tamed for children and it can still be filled with sin and hurt even in those. 

So this week, I want to challenge you to consume just Christian media for a day or more, that can exclude weather and work or school, but other than that all Christian media. Maybe you say I don’t know where to start, well I can help you with that. I have a list of Christian media on my website or down below on this post and they are mostly free, there are a few things I added that are paid, like PureFlix . So this week keep your mind on things above and try just for a day to consume Christian media and see if your outlook on the world changes and when it does, then maybe just stop consuming secular media for a week, then a month. If we change our input we will have a more Godly outlook.

Christian Movies 

In His Step is a great one (free with ads)

https://tubitv.com/movies/566551/in-his-steps?start=false

Decision (free with ads)

https://tubitv.com/movies/496314/decision?start=false

God’s Country (free with ads)

https://tubitv.com/movies/486264/god-s-country?start=false

Overcome (free with ads) 

https://tubitv.com/movies/355184/overcome?start=false

Heavenly Deposit (free with ads)

https://tubitv.com/movies/489419/heavenly-deposit?start=false

Little Red Wagon (free with prime)

PureFlix Hundreds of movies and TV shows (12.99 a month or 83.33 a year)

https://www.pureflix.com/

Tv show

The Chosen (free)

https://watch.angelstudios.com/thechosen

PureFlix Hundreds of movies and TV shows (12.99 a month or 83.33 a year)

https://www.pureflix.com/

Book 

Bible www.bible.com (free online bible) 

I am just going to recommend the bible, but I also want to tell anyone who has a library card that your library probably has a free online library system https://www.overdrive.com/, https://libbyapp.com/welcome, and https://www.hoopladigital.com/ are some of the popular ones and there are some great christian books on these.

Music 

Weekly Biblical Encouragement’s playlist is a great free way to listen to some of my favorite songs 

Top Christian 

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF1DXcb6CQIjdqKy

https://music.amazon.com/stations/A10TNUBMGDJZYV?marketplaceId=ATVPDKIKX0DER&musicTerritory=US

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/todays-top-christian-hits/pl.2cd3ced8dcc24ce688fe5be3df129a76

Podcast 

Messy Christian is a podcast by three pastor that I look forward to every week

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/messy-christianity/id1454530024

http://messychristianity.com/

https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL21lc3N5LWNocmlzdGlhbml0eQ?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjoz5LQ5LzwAhU3cDABHQmeAzsQ9sEGegQIARAK

Community Bible Church

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/community-bible-church/id80854151

https://communitybible.libsyn.com/podcast

https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9jb21tdW5pdHliaWJsZS5saWJzeW4uY29tL3Jzcw?sa=X&ved=0CBEQ9sEGahcKEwiQ9NDS5LzwAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQDw

Fresh life Church 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-life-church/id214017745

http://www.freshlife.church

https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9wb2RjYXN0cy5zdWJzcGxhc2guY29tLzIzZTI2MTkvcG9kY2FzdC5yc3M?sa=X&ved=0CBUQ9sEGahcKEwiQ9NDS5LzwAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQGA

Passion City Church 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/passion-city-church-podcast/id400379025

https://passioncitychurch.com/

https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9xV3l3ZnhhbA?sa=X&ved=0CBMQ9sEGahcKEwiY58iM57zwAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQDw

Passion City Church DC

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/passion-city-church-dc-podcast/id1406150278

https://passioncitychurch.com/dc/

Passion Podcast

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-passion-podcast/id78650928

https://passionconferences.com/

https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9vWGxVa3FNMg?sa=X&ved=0CBYQ27cFahcKEwiQ9NDS5LzwAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQPg

Elevation Church 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/elevation-with-steven-furtick/id216015753

https://elevationchurch.org/

https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cDovL2ZlZWRzLmZlZWRidXJuZXIuY29tL0VsZXZhdGlvbkNodXJjaENoYXJsb3R0ZQ?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwif3I_q5rzwAhVRYzABHSYOCFoQ9sEGegQIARAW

Morning Mindset 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/morning-mindset-daily-christian-devotional/id1322666339

https://careygreen.com/

https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9sYmNtb3JuaW5nbWluZHNldC5saWJzeW4uY29tL3Jzcw

Life Church

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/life-church-with-craig-groeschel/id73802266

https://www.life.church/

https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9tbmpob08xRQ

Social Media

https://www.faithsocial.com/

Youtube 

One Minute apologist 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXkgIl5W-HXG8-srQdyAbDw

The Chosen 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBXOFnNTULFaAnj24PAeblg

Bible Project 

https://www.youtube.com/user/jointhebibleproject

Jude King

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWuXTOisd_DfoSGcavdfRig/videos

Radio 

Klove

https://www.klove.com/

Air1

https://www.air1.com/

!06.9 the light

https://thelightfm.org/

Wallpapers 

Hd Wallpapers for all your devices (free)

These are a few of my favorites Christian sources, I received no compensation for any of these recommendations.

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