Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Goodbye Cable...

Our home no longer has cable television. Sadly, it was a harder decision than it should have been...

Our lack of cable has nothing to do with money saving (though it's a perk), and everything to being obedient to the Lord.

You see, a few months ago I felt the Lords prodding to get rid of cable television because there is rarely anything appropriate on, and it was being a distraction from Him. I ignored it though and kept watching. Then my sweet little man learned how to scoot around on his back so he could watch TV during play time... Super cute, but also alarming! I realized one morning while watching the news that I would be embarrassed if I caught my little boy talking like they did on the morning news (seriously people, why is swearing, and sexual content acceptable on morning television, and when did my ears become immune to it!).
Excuse the messy living room, but this shows how Jonah wiggles around to watch TV.

Jonah Bear watching TV.

Then one Sunday about two weeks ago the Lord basically made it real easy for me... I felt in my heart that he have me a direct order: I had one week to cancel my cable TV, even if cost us money to break contract. Talk about specific!

It hasn't really been easy, I miss watching the Duggars and HGTV, and the hubby misses the Braves and NASCAR. But we both agree that it was the right thing to do.

I'm ashamed that it took me months to obey my Savior, but we are already seeing the benefits in our home.

I wrote all this for two reasons:
1. If you are struggling with obedience to the Lord, stop... it's not worth it.
2. What silly thing is keeping you and your family from growing closer to the Lord? Is it the stuff on TV today, or something else?


1 comment:

  1. Megan,

    We haven't had cable in our boys' lifetime, and have had no TV at all for 3 years! I found, like you did that I had become desensitized to the garbage out there...and once we stopped watching, my eyes were opened. Plus we wasted way too much time in front of the TV. And you know, we rarely even miss it now. You won't be sorry. :-)

    Good for you!
    <3, Lisa