What’s the Purpose?

Have you ever been at someone’s house and seen a magazine on the table about quilting or cooking? Did you excitedly pick it up and start reading it? No? Why not? Oh, right, because you had no interest in it. Of course! It’s true! We don’t spend time on things in which we have no interest or to which we have no heart attachment. We spend our voluntary time on those things that have a piece of our hearts.

Are you drawn to the news? Have you ever asked yourself why? It robs a husband of time with his wife, delays getting in bed, and will not build our peace of mind and joy. So, then, why waste one’s time on the news? Maybe one watches it to know how to pray. But, honestly, how many really pray about what they hear?

Why waste our time listening to those who make their living getting people all “hyped up”? Could there be a better use of our time? Have you ever considered the benefits of a 60-day news fast?

“For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret” (Ephesians 5:12).