|Luna shows how special effects can change her look
TODAY THE WORD is BELIEVABLE OR NOT. When watching TV or seeing a post on Facebook, I have noticed we have become a “print shop, special effects, cut and paste” world and that presents a unique time in life…..what do we find believable? We have begun to react when we see a natural picture how much better it would look photo shopped instead of seeing it naturally. We have discussed how models and celebrities are air brushed and probably most of us women who watch our weight (or watch it grow) would love to see ourselves air brushed. We see the naturally cute little girls made up to look like 20 year old ladies and somehow, as cute as they are, it is not natural and I hope their expectation on how they are going to look is not distorted. The effects of how those retouched photos can be a negative effect on young teenagers and lead to eating disorders have been discussed over and over and I somehow agree, but then again, who doesn’t know they are airbrushed? We see imaginary creatures walk and talk and I will go back to the movie E.T and tell you, I was fascinated! I can watch E. T. now after all the years and tear up, so they captured me. While we should realize a lot of things today have the look of authenticity but are fake in reality. I think a good rule of thumb should be as the old phrase says, “If it looks too good to be true, it usually is.” Now, I feel we need to add, “If it sounds too bad to be true; it may not be true.” With the doctoring of pictures and the inability to monitor the internet, we are at a time to research and look into situations ourselves. Now, for the deeper thought……We are limited in our thought process if we are given distorted or airbrushed pictures or words and we have to rely on some device more powerful than any earthly equipment to know what is right and what is wrong and that device is God’s direction. It is better than any compass, far surpassing any technology known to man, and it is our own built-in soul radar. God has asked us to check it by praying and meditating, fasting, and having the faith in Him to keep us safe from all harm. Can I tell by watching, reading and even seeing worldly events which have been airbrushed for deceit, Not hardly but can I depend on doing the right thing by listening to the 100% truthful nature of Our Maker? Oh yes! Live life, love life, and live life to the fullest with a pure heart.
DAILY FEATURED BIBLE VERSE:
There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord
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