This is from a message from pastor Steven Furtick of Elevation church. It resonated with me because I, as with a lot of you, had realized that my time spent on Facebook wasn’t feeding me in a nutritious way. I was filling up on ‘junk food’. I’m amazed at how much healthier I am mentally since leaving in Sept. 😊🙏🏻
That same day Pharaoh gave this order to the slave drivers and overseers in charge of the people: “You are no longer to supply the people with straw for making bricks; let them go and gather their own straw..."
What Are You Feeding Yourself?
Why do you crave what you hate? Why do you prefer pessimistic thoughts? Why are you feeding yourself those things?
I always like to point out when we're talking about our phones, most of the stuff that we’re doing is called a feed. But have you noticed it doesn't really fill you?
How many of you got off of Instagram or Facebook one night this week and said, "God, I just feel so fresh. I feel so ready for what's next. You know what, my faith in humanity is restored just seeing those comments."
It's like it was in Egypt. They gave them bricks with no straw. That's what these social media apps are designed to do. They starve us and to keep us coming back. Our appetite for the wrong thing is insatiable.
Some of the stuff you crave isn't bad; it's just where are you gonna go to get it. So let me ask you a question: why would you run to Pharaoh to beg for something that your Father can freely give you?
From the sermon, “Comfort Food”
God’s Message to His Children
1 John 4:7-14
Sometimes we hear so much about love in books, songs, and conversations that we begin to lose sight of its spiritual dimensions. Believers must remember that God’s love is of a much higher caliber—it is the starting point of our salvation. If He had not loved us first, we’d be destined for eternal condemnation rather than eternal life.
God revealed the extent of His love by sending His Son to die in our place. Jesus Christ became our substitute and bore God’s wrath for our sins so we could be forgiven and receive life everlasting.
But divine love extends even further. Not only are we pardoned forever, but God has also adopted us into His family (Eph. 1:5). As His children we are loved, accepted, and cared for by our heavenly Father. Yet even this is not the full extent of His love. God has also made us co-heirs with His Son (Rom. 8:17). Our inheritance is reserved for us in heaven, and one day when He returns to earth as King, we will one day rule with Christ in His kingdom.
Never let the world’s shallow concept of love rob you of the wonder of being a recipient of God’s divine love, which transforms us from enemies to heirs.
Bible in One Year: Genesis 39-41
In Touch Ministries
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