I have been watching a very violent show called Peaky Blinkers while I was sick. It is very addictive, but also poison to my mind. A great deal of bad language and sexual overtones. I am glad my sick time is almost up. Because I can tell the show has affected me.
You see if we surround ourselves with garbage, we’ll start to be affected by it and put garbage out as well. Our minds are like computers. Just like computers, what we put into our minds is exactly what we get out. It is a basic law of computer programming that a computer cannot output something that it was not programmed to do. In other words, what goes in is what comes out.
So for today I rest from the evil show and spend time with my God and walk with him today. Soaking up his word and praising him.
If the messages you are sending your brain reflect God’s heart, it won’t belong before the fruits of God’s spirit; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness and self-control will begin outputting into your life.
The Bible tells us to fill our minds with good things in Philippians 4:8-9. “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
Consider these words your owner’s manual for your mind. If your wondering if the information you are inputting will create an output that glorifies God, stack it up against these words. If it is garbage, throw it out.
Today’s Prayer is that we fill ourselves with God’s word and that his Spirit fills us with his word. Taking up ever crevice of our being.