Media fast. . . and by that we don’t mean get faster at flipping through channels.
Unplug from all media activity for a week as a means to simplify your life. Instead of watching that reality show, spend time seeking God. Take it one step further: reevaluate your media choices. *Gasp* Maybe there are some you should avoid or eliminate.
I get by with a little help from my friends.
If you don’t already have an accountability partner, seek out a trusted friend and set up times to meet regularly. Use these times to share joys, struggles, temptations, and everyday life. One of the main reasons why God created the body of Christ was so that we could encourage and support one another through this faith journey.
Bring a lighter.
Visit your church when nobody is there. Pray in silence for the people of your community and for the struggles and addictions of both yourself and of others. Light a candle to symbolize each person you raised up in prayer. Try tea lights.
This will NOT be graded
Write a letter to God as a form of confession. View this as an open communication to God as a means of mending past wrongs. Then bury it, burn it, or throw it away to signify a pure and new start.
For the men.
Sign up for the accountability program at xxxchurch.com. It doesn’t matter if you have ever struggled with a porn addiction or not. This is a safeguard against future temptation.
Go green. (That is, if you’re a real laggard and haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet.)
Purity doesn’t stop at the physical boundaries we set for ourselves. It also involves how we treat our bodies. You may love your fast food burger, but for one week go organic. (And not because it’s trendy.) If you want to go one step further, plant your own vegetable garden.
It’s called an alarm clock. (Or the evil offspring of technology.)
Carve out space every morning to memorize Ps. 139:23-24. Pray the verses for a week (or month), asking God to reveal those areas of your life that act as a block in your relationship with him.
I haven’t had time-out since I was five.
Reflect on three of your most sacred spaces or places of retreat. Your car during a long drive. Your favorite park. That nook in your house. Visit each of these three places throughout the week to refocus on God when life gets hectic.