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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Social Media (12/01/11)

TITLE: Things have changed
By Lady-Jessica Rapalo


There used to be a time where the difference between right and wrong was very clear. The voices of the people who spoke up about things that were considered gray were immediately bounced off of the moral code in society. The problem is that now there is no social standard. Now pretty much anything goes. So the social standard is being conformed to having no standards at all.

All we have to do is look at what used to be on television and the radio in the 60ís and 70ís compared to today. What is the media pouring into our society today? No moral standards are being reinforced that clearly define right from wrong? Instead our society is not only being bombarded with immoral behavior, but this filth is ubiquitously available through every form of communication technique developed over the years.

What our media is saying to the rest of the world is that America does not put God first anymore. When this type of thing happened in the Bible where the country turned its back on God and took Him out of His rightful place, God gave them what they wanted as a punishment. This downward spiral is creating a very dark, materialistic, selfish, and immoral society. This will produce a hunger for morals and standards eventually. Society will get sick of the filth and when that happens we will step in and be light of God to this country.

Christians who love God and want to see His will on earth be carried out are the ones that will Godís light in the midst of this chaos. We need to walk so closely with God that we hear His direction for our own individual paths each day. The war has already been won. We are on the winning team, so we need to act like it. The rest of the world does not know who wins this battle, but we do.

All we have to do right now is to start at home. If we can reach our family that lives in our very homes by living what we believe, then our family will follow. This begins to infect everyone that sees the believer live out every day what they truly believe in their heart. We begin to branch out to friends and family and every person we meet during our daily journey.

Be the light to everyone and God will use you to change this world around for His glory.

Ephesians 5:8-- For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light

John 12:36 -- Put your trust in the light while you have it, so that you may become sons of light." When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them.

Colossians 1:12-- giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.

Luke 1:79 --to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.Ē

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C D Swanson 12/15/11
Good though provoking moments thru out this entry. I liked it and agree with it. I especially loved the scriptures you chose.

This would make a very good devotional. God Bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 12/16/11
This is a strong message. It does appear time is changing. I've read so many stories with this POV. I know many are worried. It's important to remember there are quite a few youth who are out there fighting the fight. Christ will give us the strength to endure these times. Nice job.
Verna Cole Mitchell 12/25/11
You have written a good devotional; however, it is not strong on the topic this week--social interaction, related to the computer.
Lady-Jessica Rapalo12/28/11
You are right, Verna. I have a hard time writing about anything unless I can relate it to God. I am guessing God will be the central theme of all my writings no matter what topic is presented.