Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Our Testimony| The Removal of Our TV

Each year my dad goes to a Christian men's retreat at Camp Barakel, a few years ago while he was there the rest of us decided to go and stay with our great grandma who lived up North. 


While dad was gone he had a great time growing in his walk with the Lord.  He went away praising God for the change He had made in his life. 


We had decided to stay a few days longer at our grandma's house so when dad reach home there was no one there, and he didn't have anything to do.  So, he unpacked, and went right down stairs to watch TV.  He was sitting there for 1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours, 4, on and on he watched, enthralled with the worlds ways.  Suddenly, he noticed how long it had been, how he had waisted all that time he could have used for Gods glory.  He thought, "Oh Lord!  I have been gone at a retreat all weekend, when I left I was so refreshed with your word.  Now look what I have done!"   Just then Dad heard someone say, "You must get rid of the TV."  He thought, "Okay, I will just move it into the laundry room and leave it there.  Will that make you happy God?"  He again heard God, " You will just put it back in the entertainment center tomorrow."  Suddenly a change came upon dad, he was tired of being trapped in the devil's awful tricks, right away dad took out the circuit board on the TV and smashed it with a hatchet. 


When we got home, dad told mom what he had done she praised God for His wonderful ways of taking care of what we need to change in our lives.  Since then our family has a worship time together, we read all the time, there is never a lack of fun!  I have never once wished that we kept the "evil thing" in our house.  I remember sitting down stairs for hours late at night with dad just watching TV instead of going to sleep so we could wake up and read Gods Word. 


Now when someone asks me if I have watched this movie, or that, I say, "No, we don't have a TV!"  Quite often they will be surprised and sympathize for me.  I just think, "I feel bad for you. You have no idea what you are missing!"


Psalm 5:4
"For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee."

I would love to hear what you think about TVs!  Do you have one in your household?

1 comment:

JoyfulJewels4Jesus said...

Thank you for sharing, Lydia! I was blessed to read your family's testimony!! As I said before, our family doesn't have a TV (except a small one tucked away in the storage room for an occasional educational or encouraging movie). I am so blessed to be together as a family instead of watching TV and not talking.

Blessings, Lydia!
Elizabeth