Wednesday, July 18, 2012

What's So Magic About Mike?

Since I am still on sabbatical this week, instead of posting that 3rd article in my "worry" series, I thought I would share a few thoughts spurred on by seeing my daughter's blog post about the movie, Magic Mike. (Click here to read her post...Why I'm not watching Magic Mike).

I agree wholeheartedly with her assessment, and I, too, have wondered at seeing so many women talking about this movie as if it were the next, "Pride and Prejudice"...and no...there is absolutely no comparison to be made there.

I find it interesting that this seems to be a movie that women tout as 'one to watch with your girlfriends'...not your spouse, or boyfriend, or parents...you know other adults in your life. Just sayin'....

My intent in posting this commentary on Magic Mike is not to pass judgment on other women. In today's culture it is so easy to let things slide..."it's not really that bad" or "I'm a Christian so this won't affect me". It's easy to allow forms of entertainment into our lives that slowly erode the moral code that is so clearly written in God's word and on our hearts. We are told to guard our hearts and minds. Why? Well…because...it's easy to give into temptation and then try to justify our choices…it's easy to be carried away by our own desires...It's easy.

James 1:13-16 says, “…but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. 16 Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters.”   When we give into temptation over and over again, we are putting a knife into the heart of our own intimate relationship with God.  That relationship is just too precious for me to willingly and defiantly take that risk.

We all need to be encouraged to be discerning about what we allow to enter into our hearts. You see...the things we see and hear tend to go straight to our hearts and lodge there only to manifest itself in one way or another(perhaps our actions or attitudes) at some time in the future. I just want to challenge you (and myself as well), to hold up all forms of entertainment to the lens of scripture to be judged whether or not it is harmful to your relationships... to your spouse, your children, and your God. Let's take every thought captive, that holds itself against the knowledge of God, so that we that we may be obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5

I am one proud momma to be blessed with a daughter who knows what it is to view the world through the lens of God's Word!! She is wise beyond her years.

So if you haven't seen Lyndsay's post yet...grab a cup of coffee, click on the link below, and enjoy!

Confessions of a Disciple...Why I'm not Watching Magic Mike

"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." Philippians 4:8







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6 comments:

  1. I've been amazed at the chatter on Facebook about this movie. Even among non-Christians it's such a double standard. No way would these same women laugh and giggle and say "eye candy" if there husbands/boyfriends went to see a similar movie. I'm not seeing Magic Mike and I'm not ready 50 Shades of Gray. I have enough trouble controlling my thoughts without adding this kind of stuff to the mix!

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  2. I agree with you Stephanie! I sometimes think that women think we are immuned to images affecting our thought life...and that is so very far from the truth. As for 50 Shades of Gray...not for me either. From what I have heard about that series of books it's nothing more than porn for the minds eye. I, too, don't need those images floating around in my mind.
    I appreciate your thoughtful comment!

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  3. Ah, amen, Gay! I agree with you. It hurts my heart that this movie (and 50 Shades) is so popular!

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  4. Thanks Mandy. Sometimes I wonder if it would have an effect if those of us who felt this way all spoke out. I live in Nevada which has one of the lowest percentage of churchgoers in the US, and I find that those who do go just really don't understand the affect that these kinds of things have on their lives. I feel like with the book, 50 Shades being so readily accepted and even pushed as books to be read that the floodgates have opened on the enemies attack on women! It's so important for those of us who are more discerning in the enemies ways and means of attack to speak out against these things!
    Blessings to you and yours!
    blessings to you!

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  5. Thanks for being so bold to share your opinions on this Gay. I AGREE! I think it's so unhealthy that all of these women are turning to these racy movies and books for...what? Satisfaction? Cheap thrills? Yuck.

    Thanks for stopping by my link-up earlier this week too!

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