Tuesday, November 28, 2017
The Benefits to Filling My Mind With What is Good and Pure.
In review of Proverbs 23:7 it says, “Come on and have some more, he says, but he doesn't mean it. What he thinks is what he really is.”
Be careful what you think, for what you think is really who you are.
What this means to me:
At times I may say one thing, but mean another. I should be careful, for what I think is really what I am.
Today's verse comes from Proverbs 23. In verse 6-7 it says, don't eat with people who are stingy; don't desire their delicacies. They are always thinking about how much it costs. "Eat and drink," they say, but they don't really mean it. You will throw up what little you've eaten and your compliments will be wasted.
Solomon recognized that spiritual strength is far greater than physical strength. With spiritual strength I can conquer my greatest enemy without lifting a finger! God will do that heaving lifting part.
Today I consider what my thoughts are. Are they focused on bitterness or resentment, or on goodness and lovingkindness? Do I reach out to help others strive to make a difference for the Kingdom?
Whether I realize it or not, my thoughts are heard in heaven. When no one else knows what’s going on in in my head, God does. My mind is the greatest battlefield I will ever face. So what am I feeding my mind? Am I watching endless hours of TV, but only reading small amounts of scripture, and then just grace the church with my presence?
Whatever I put into my body will determine my physical fitness and my overall strength. The Bible commands me to take care of my spiritual self, to control my thoughts and tells me that I am responsible for what I think. What I put into my system is exactly what I’ll get out. Am I storing up Bible verses to replay in my mind the next time I face the enemy?
Today and everyday, I am to fill my mind with thoughts that are good and pure. If I am to live a joy-filled life of service to the King, I need to open the Word and absorb the truths found inside: For it has the power to revolutionize my life.
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