“Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.”
Psalm 119:133 (NIV)
What we allow into our lives always effects our lives. If most of our life is filled with words from negative sources, we can’t honestly expect to not be negative! It just makes sense. If we put trash into our minds that is what we’ll get back out.
When we spend our days listening to music that’s filled with sinful behavior, it will seep down into our hearts. We try to make excuses for the TV shows we choose to watch. “It’s just entertainment and means nothing” we tell ourselves to justify watching it. These are lies the enemy uses.
Freedom! Jesus brings freedom. This freedom is not permission to continue to sin. It’s not always easy to look honestly at ourselves and admit our sins. The seemingly innocent material we fill our minds with is a doorway for the enemy to bring about temptation and destruction. We need to be honest in our evaluations of ourselves on the material we are allowing into our lives!
We MUST guard our mind as it greatly affects our heart. “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” Proverbs 4:23 (NLT).
We need to fill our minds with God’s word. That is where we will find the truth! Jesus told us there would be times of trouble in our life. When you face troubles, and you will, you need to be armed with God’s truth so you can endure the test.
Fill yourself up with Christ. More of HIM and less of me!
Father God, please help me to run everything I allow into my life through the filter of your truth. Let me look honestly at what worldly materials I have allowed into my life that conflict with your word! I repent and ask for forgiveness. I need your help! Fill me up with the truth of your word so that my life may be shaped by words of life! In Jesus name, Amen