John_Smith wrote:and his solution to it was to read the Bible for the same amount of time that he played video games. The goal, he stated, was to turn the desire to play the game into a desire read the word of God instead.
Furen wrote:In relation to that, I heard this thing (from my church) called the three mindsets of bible reading. One of them being not reading. The next one being reading reluctantly, and only because quite simply... you should do it, and the third stage being that you actually want to grow deeper in scripture and are desiring the teachings of the Bible. It's important to do the reading, even if you don't want to, because it does spawn reading because you WANT to.
So reading for the same amount of time as gaming would be a real eye opener, and really help that "second stage" process.
John_Smith wrote:I want to point out though that I don’t think I did the test had the result for me that it was supposed to. After a week or so, I stopped playing video games AND had slipped into stage one for Bible reading. If done properly, (it takes will power) I’d say it can really lead to a better appreciation of how much time one spends in the Bible, though.
DaughterOfZion wrote:Okay, I have to ask, what in the world was this promise you made? I'm curious.
Zeke365 wrote: and the second reason is That I would love to have this collections to show to my children someday.
Zeke365 wrote:The promise to God was I wanted to build a collection of wii games so I keep them as a collector's item. This one of the reason I can not get rid of the wii.
When I said I was going to get rid of games it does not mean I would just leave them lying around it just meant I would pack them up in boxes so they would not be seen or tempted to play. I hope this this answers your questions.
Zeke365 wrote: When I bought the Wii U (it a HD console NOT AN ACCESSORY FOR A WII) I wanted to use Miivese as a ministry opportunity, maybe what I trying to say is maybe I just need a break from them.
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