Detoxifying Poisonous Influences - Pastor Hanzo (Fuse 5/23/12)
"influence" = "to flow into" (Latin)
Our culture today is so toxic...
Exposing even our minds to toxic things will influence us, whether we think so or not!!
Music, words = some of the BIGGEST influences of our lives.
David describes the ideal picture of what a king should be. Or even the kind of king he wished he was.
I will sing of steadfast love and justice; to you, O LORD, I will make music.
1. SING DETOXING SONGS
Vs. 2-3 "within my house" Be responsible for what comes into your house!!! Don't even put the things that are toxic in front of your eyes!!!!
2. SET TOXIC MEDIA BOUNDARIES
3. SET TOXIC PEOPLE BOUNDARIES
A. Am I being entertained by sin?
- If we can laugh at sin, we will endorse it!
You further desensitize yourself...
B. is this pleasing to God??
4. BE SURROUNDED BY GODLY INFLUENCES.
Vs. 7-8 "morning by morning" Every day! Ponder the way that is blameless!
5. COMMIT TO DETOX DAILY!!
Living in the culture will desensitize you. The media, the songs, the way we speak... We become numb to it and use it as an "excuse"... "that's just the way I am"
David knew the power of music and the power of words and that it has huge influence on us.
Read Psalm 101 and meditate on its lesson. What areas in your life do you need to detox yourself and nourish?
CHALLENGE: memorize psalm 101. Everyday, reflect on the 5 points in this MSG and measure how you are doing in those areas. Ask God to show you through :)
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