My children were watching a movie from the red box. It was an action type thriller. I noticed that the movie had a very good plot, but it was over run with profanity. I started asking myself why? What is the purpose of cursing? I remember the days prior to becoming a born again Christian and hearing someone cursing never troubled me. Now I can not tolerate hearing such words. I began to ponder why. I asked “why do the writers and directors insert such words into their text?” When I start complaining about the contents of what they are watching. I could hear the silence but see the expressions. “Here she goes again!” I prayed hard for an answer and the answer is simple it interferes with our prayer life and prevents us from having a relationship with God. Would you as a Christian pray to God with a foul mouth? It is Satan way of demoralizing your relationship with God. When you listen to foul words, or watch immoral acts, we decrease our ability to have a close relationship with God.
Romans 8:5-8 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. 8 So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
Satan’s plan is to uproot our relationship with God. To have a relationship with God, we need to be spiritually minded. In order to be spiritually minded, we need to seek God through praying and hearing His word. By praying and hearing His word we stay connected to God spiritually and can hear His voice. To hear God’s voice is such a magnificent feeling and it secures our peace and joy.