If the devil cannot make us bad, he will make us busy. Corrie ten Boom
Meditation: The current president is manipulating the media. He is keeping the reporters and TV stations busy so that nearly hourly they would report many distracting messages. And the media acts like a sponge. It has not shifted its paradigm, but is falling for it. In the end, viewer ratings mean money. And money is what our society is built around. As hourly distracting news are keeping the media busy, so the people of this country are being kept constantly busy with absorbing messages that create certain emotions in the millions of people watching and listening. And this is intended. If the president cannot get us on his side, he at least will keep us busy and distracted. This way he can manipulate dynamics and keep up a certain amount of chaos. And chaos camouflages what is really going on behind the scenes. Let us monitor how much we allow the media to keep us busy, preoccupied and in chaos. Let us be wise and make the best use of our time.
Prayer: God of clarity and wisdom, we bring to You our feelings of being overwhelmed. We confess that we have spent hours listening to and watching the never ceasing news reports, falling victim to the artfully crafted manipulation of those in power. We admit that all those chaotic news reports render us speechless and foolish. We feel like our brain is being drained. We come to You. Help us discern how much and what kind of information is essential and what news reports are toxic and manipulative. Let us understand Your will and hear Your voice in the chaos of our times. We are grateful having You in our lives at this time in history. Amen
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Ephesians 5:15-17