Day 33 - Truth and Integrity in the Media

WHAT’S GOD’S HEART FOR ARTS AND MEDIA?

James 5:16: “The prayer of the righteous person is powerful in what it can achieve.”

Several years ago, my wife invited me to join her in praying for the editor of our local newspaper and his family. He was a brilliant man, somewhat religious, and had become a friend of mine. I jumped at the offer, and we began to pray every night before going to bed for this family. We prayed that they would seek Jesus as Lord and Savior of their lives.

During the course of that year, we noticed that in his editorials he began to make reference to God and to Scripture, sometimes quoting the words of the Lord Jesus.

One day I did an interview with Frank Peretti for the TV station where I work. I invited Frank, his wife and my editor friend to lunch after the interview. It seemed like a great opportunity for God to work in a live situation. After Frank left, the three of us sat together chatting. At one point, our editor friend leaned forward and said to my wife and me, “I have never shared this before, but I wanted you to know that for the last year, I have been thinking about Jesus Christ almost non-stop. I don’t know why – it has never happened before.”

That day marked one year since we had begun to pray for him and his family. We were both a little teary.

REFLECTION: 1. Has God put anyone in the media on your heart for whom to pray? If not, ask him. 2. Since your prayer are effective, pray for the change you want to see in our local media. 3. What’s God’s heart for Church’s involvement in media in your city?

Brad Gill Aberdeen, WA.

PLEASE SHARE WHAT GOD IS REVEALING TO YOU BELOW! REMEMBER TO SAY WHAT CITY YOU ARE FROM!

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