Our personal & private inner thoughts can often make our minds feel like a plate of spaghetti. Fear, insecurity, lust, greed and you fill in the blank all swirling around as if a tornado is about to touch down on our medulla oblongata. Let's think for a moment if we were able to apply a balm that has the ability to comfort, soothe and restore our minds.
How do all those things get in our cranium anyway? "What we put into our minds determines what comes out in our words and actions." Let's flip the script and through the power of the Holy Spirit "program our minds with thoughts that are true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, morally excellent and praiseworthy."
Less -> Harmful input related to television, internet, books, conversations, movies, video games, music, podcasts, and magazines
More -> Apply the Balm -> God's Word and wholesome material
Prayer -> God, "help us focus our minds on what is good and pure"
Encouragement -> "It takes practice but it can be done"
"Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable - if there is any moral excellence and if there is any praise - dwell on these things. Do what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you." (Phil. 4:8-9)
"When God's words fill your heart, His love and wisdom follow, and people will recognize the overflow and glorify God" (Daily Wisdom for Men: 2019 Devotional Collection)
-Miguel R. Viera
Executive Director at Family Ministries of America
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