I was just reminded of Oprah's latest thing. I'm really not sure about her. This "the secret" thing on the surface sounds reasonable with some flakiness thrown in - but I just have the most uneasy feeling about it. The same when she had that lady on there years ago who was all about LOVE. Now I haven't seen a whole show uninterrupted - it comes on during homework time. I guess I'm uneasy about how God is eliminated from the picture. A bit humanistic in that you are made to believe that you can actually direct your life if you just do the right things, have the right mindset. I'm not getting this out right. Some of the things I heard I do agree with, I just don't like the closeness to things that you do as part of your relationship to God, yet leave Him out of it. I don't know if that was the intention, but it sure seemed like it - that piece of the pie was so completely missing. I mean, Oprah is always referring to a, or your, higher power - but never actually asserting that there is One. Too wishy washy and politically correct for my taste, compromising. I guess you do that when you are a billionaire. I feel like she's, intentionally or not, starting a religion almost or finding the good things about it and making a secular replacement for it. Does that make sense?
Whatever. I need to really pray about it before I watch any more of those shows. Actually, if I have a bad feeling about it, then that should be enough for me to just flip her off for good. (not give her the bird, flip off the tv!) That's a hard move for me to make, since I like being informed. But I also know how easily influenced I am - and do I reallly want Oprah to be my spiritual guide???? NO!
Well, I know that my thoughts will not be popular. And they are poorly written. Just know, if you are uncomfortable about this secret thing, you are not alone. I may be alone, and I can stand alone just fine. It's interesting trying to walk that line of judging what is true, keeping your mind open enough to break away from things you may have been taught as true that you discover are not, and protecting yourself from the slickest deceptions. Staying in prayer and staying in the Word are so very precious. Time to don the armor!