Friday, May 7, 2010

Miley Cyrus...

Oh, goodness, fellow Kanakuk girlies I could be walking a very fine line. I was bombarded today with articles on every search engine about Miley's new video. I want to be so very careful in this blog to by no means cast judgement or gossip. I hesitate with each letter on my keyboard...but I also feel as if I should blog on this to simply focus on ONE comment that made it very clear I had to blog on this. Whether you love Miley/Hannah...I must admit I love the precious Hannah Montana reruns they are doing on Disney right now...but I must admit it scares me how hard she is trying to get away from innocence...Friends, innocence is a great thing. Anyways, that's a whole different post.

I watched the video this morning and just was sad. Not mad, not frustrated and not even sadly surprised...I think I am sad because this path of bodies, walking the line with moves in this video, and shots of close faces (I'm putting all these very simply as opposed to what they probably actually are in the video) truly makes me sad, not in a judgemental way but in a way that the world is just so loud and appealing. I hate that most of you might even watch this and think "She looks great or sexy," "I love this video, it's so cool," or "I want to be her...money, fame, clothes, guys." I read the lyrics of this song...and once again I just was sad. I know it's just Miley Cyrus...but she is holding the banner of Jesus. The same Jesus that loves her and made her innermost being. The same Jesus that wants her body to be His and someday her hubbies...not flirting with lines of up close shots with guys and girls. Pause, I ramble...again, my heart is not judging...so I will stop and simply focus on the quote from a comment left on a site:


Tue, May 4, 2010, 4:42 PM
I have a confession. I could not even remotely bring myself to watch this video…The explicit details behind its content is enough. Once again, our Southern “Christians” turned rocked stars are at it again, professing being saved by Jesus and holding onto their virginity. First, it was the pop princess Britney Spears 10 years ago, then the preacher’s kids, Jessica and Ashlee; and now, should we be surprised, the Cyruses have sold their daughter into virtual prostitution. I believe in Jesus, too, and I’m a wild girl, but I never professed my virginity, nor pretended to be a faithful follower at every turn. I hate the hypocricy these “wanna be Christians” bring to the table. Just admit that you would rather follow the money than God. I would respect that honesty far more than the unbridled c*#p you all have been selling.

I don't know what gal left this but if I were to dream up a character I would say it's a gal that knows Jesus but is "wild." She sounds like she has gone through some "stuff," whatever that might be. And what made me sad was that from her comment if feels like "christians" have let her down time after time. She wants to see an AUTHENTIC woman who loves the Lord...or don't claim it and "follow the money."

I pray today that each of you, as the world yells so very loudly to look sexy at 12 years old or to dance this way at prom this year or to have an attitude that you dominate the whole world...well, I just pray that you would remember God's Word...


Proverbs 31:30
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

Philippians 4:8
Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure...think about such things.

Psalm 27:4
One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD and to meditate in His temple.

Be awesome, love Jesus and be ALL HIS,

Kanakuk Ashley Robbins / ashley@kanakuk.com

5 comments:

Joni said...

Sad indeed! Our world is so blinded! What a privilege this generation of true Christ-followers have in continuing to shed lightness in the darkness! Thanks for spot-lighting this Ashley and 'waking us up' from the trance of wordly-success: glamorous on the outside yet so empty and sad on the inside.

tanya said...

Ash.
This is good.
Really good.

Ellen said...

I love the way that you responded to the video. I'm am a Miley fan myself (leaning towards the 'was a fan' now, however), and I appreciate how you respectfully wrote about this touchy subject. I am honestly disappointed by how she has been acting, not only because I previously looked up to her, but also because I professed to being a Miley fan, and now what she has done is going to reflect badly on me, to some small extent. I think she needs to realize that she has to uphold the names that she brings with her in whatever she does: her fans, the Disney company, her family, and (most importantly) Jesus Christ.

sweet {almost} nothings said...

this broke my heart a little. it makes me sad too.

Whit said...

I saw the video this morning and it is indeed sad. I wanted to cry after watching it. I'm truly sad for her sake but also for all the little girls who look up to her so dearly. I pray that Jesus Christ will reveal himself to her and her family, and that they will find the right path that the lord sets out before us.