What Fruit Is Your Entertainment Bearing? I came across Season Six Episode 14, titled “Peaches Divided” of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. This subtitle indicates that The Real Housewives of Atlanta whose state fruit is peaches, are not in unity or on one accord with each other! One of the many questions I have is what fruit is our entertainment bearing? Well Mark 3:25 tells us that a house divided can not stand and Matthew 7:15-20 tells us we will know them by their fruits! I like many of you had reality tv shows as part of my entertainment choices. However, I am in the daily process of improving the entertainment I enjoy so that my heart will not be divided (I must say, my entertainment choices are much healthier and beneficial than it was three years ago).
We know that the word of God tells us to guard our heart. We guard our heart through protecting our ear and eye gates to the soul of our mind that has the ability to manifest the desires of our heart, where the spiritual world rules. We must ask ourselves are we guarding our heart when it comes to entertainment? As I think about this question, I will leave this question with you as well to ponder. Please know, the first two syllables in entertainment is “enter” that has a definition of “to come or go into”. What are we, including you, allowing “to come or go into” our hearts that Proverbs 4:23 instructs us to guard? Entertainment is a powerful platform tool that can be used to release blessings or curses, life or death “to come or go into” our heart without us realizing it. Entertainment automatically puts us in the presence of the spirit of praise and enjoyment! I agree with what Tye Tribbet said during a recent interview regarding a form of entertainment which is music, He implied that music does not ask your permission to enter your heart, it just does. Now that is heart transformational power!
1 Corinthians 10:23 reveals to us that All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful, but not all things edify. As Christians we must grow in the desire to have all things in our lives to be profitable and expect it to edify our heart because that is where the power of Jesus Holy Spirit resides. We need this power to successfully make it through life here on earth and beyond. As the living word advises us in Ephesians 4:30-31, do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. This applies to entertainment too folks! You may ask why, it is because ungodly entertainment has the power to steal your power as Godly entertainment has the power to grow your mind, soul spirit and body in the image of the Holy Spirit!
Ephesians 3:20 reveals to us that “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us”. That power that works in us is the power of Jesus Holy Spirit which is suppose to reside in the center of our heart. Now how can we fully experience the power of Jesus Holy Spirit if we are grieving the Holy Spirit through the platform of ungodly entertainment? Remember, a house divided against it self can not stand, well this includes our heart which is the house of Jesus Holy Spirit. We are only as powerful as the power that works in us and the power that works in us will not work in a heart that is divided between blessings and curses, life and death! God already told us the key to success in life back in Deuteronomy 30:19 and that was to choose life so that both us and our descendants may live. Some folks may think I am being too deep regarding entertainment, well let me tell you, I am deeply hidden in the bosom of His word where all everlasting power resides! So if I am deep, deep is where I want to be! I want to experience more of His power that works in me! Amen! What about you?
My earnest prayer for you and me is that we do not allow the Angel of Light (Satan) to steal, kill and destroy our power through the platform of entertainment because it gratifies our fleshly lust. Please take heed and guard your heart with all diligence because out of it flows the issues of life which determines the quality of life you and I live in this earth and beyond. There are godly forms of entertainment out here that we can enjoy, we just have to pursue it. I believe you will, you just have to change your perspective! Romans 12:2 advises us to not be conformed to this world but transformed by the renewing of our mind in Christ Jesus. Hebrews 4:12 reveals to us the Word of God is living and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. What is the thoughts and intents of your heart? What does the fruit you bear in entertainment reveal about your heart? We can not love the world and have the love of God residing in the same heart. 1 John 2:15 tells us if anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in them.
We may be living in a natural world but God’s desire is for us to live a supernatural life that only comes out through the power that works in us which bears the fruit in our life. The fruit of blessings or curses, the fruit of life or death. I agree with God and I recommend that you choose life in the platform of entertainment! Because I am growing in the unconditional love of God everyday, I believe that you will because love always believe! Expect God’s power to be released through your Godly entertainment diet and resist ungodly entertainment, because James 4:7 tells us to submit to God and resist the devil and He will flee from you and I! Make your good better and your better best is what I learned from reading Elizabeth George’s book ” A Woman After God’s Own Heart”! I recommend doing a 10 to 21 day entertainment fast from any entertainment that is not beneficial or edifying the Holy Spirit in you and replace it with entertainment that edifies your soul. Keep a journal as well! I did this back in 2011 and my life has not been the same.