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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Mind Your Mind



 For, "Who can know the LORD's thoughts? Who knows enough to teach him?" But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16

Do you realize how important it is to be careful what you allow to enter your mind? Let's say you make it a habit to go to movies that constantly say the F word like it is no big deal. You could easily start doing it yourself or being desensitized to the fact it is a cuss word not just slang. Or you feed your mind on sex scenes and violence in TV or movies. Once again soon you begin to see nothing wrong with this. I am the first to say I have been guilty of sitting through a movie that Jesus would certainly not like to see. 

If you are a follower of Christ, that little voice inside of you should sort of speak to you when you are places you should not be or watching or reading things that compromise your Christian values. If invited to a movie that you think may be a little racy,  just politely decline without getting holier than thou. 

No one is perfect. We all mess up, but as a believer it is important to try to develop the mind of Christ and keep you your mind on things that are edifying and lift up not tear down.  Satan loves to mess with our minds. A mind set on the flesh is fleshly but a mind set on the Spirit brings life and hope. Which do you choose? A mind is a terrible thing to waste. 

PRAYER: I know how important it is to keep good healthy thoughts in my mind. I know how important it is Lord to focus on your word and things 'above'. Give me strength to do the right thing when the world is tugging on me to go the other way. In Jesus' name. Amen.

2 comments:

  1. Becky, you are absolutely correct that things can get into our minds and pop up when we least expect it. I watched a movie once and a sound was used to signify an unholy act was happening. A few months later, my mind played the audio tape of that scene as a sat IN CHURCH. I was embarrassed. I have been super cautious about my viewing ever since.

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  2. It is so true. I have to avoid some kinds of movies and such <too easy to think wrong junk.

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