What we put into our minds determines what comes out in our words and actions. Paul tells us to program our minds with thoughts that are true (from God’s Word), noble (worthy of respect), just (God’s standard of holiness), pure (morally clean), lovely (kind or gracious), admirable (highly regarded), excellent, and praiseworthy. How is your thought life? Imagine the replay of your thoughts throughout the week on the big screen at church for all to see. I don’t know about you, but that is frightening. Let’s examine what we are putting in our minds through various mediums. Let’s replace harmful input with wholesome material. Let us read God’s Word with fervor and pray for change to occur!
1. What have I been putting in my mind that is not worthy of my time and effort? The internet? Social media?
2. On the other hand, how have my thoughts and actions been transformed by the regularity in which I am reading and obeying God’s Word?
Challenge: Take a few minutes to memorize and meditate on a powerful description of the protecting nature of God’s Word. This is how David stated his case for the importance of uploading Scripture in his mind so that he would be able to think differently: “I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you” (Psalm 119:11) When done, complete this prayerful sentence: Lord, here are 10 reasons I love and am thankful for Your Word.
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