Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Encouragement for your daily walk with God

Those of you who know me know that, for the most part, I am computer illiterate [technologically challenged for all you PC folks]. But there is an absolute truth that I have learned. Computer aficionados call it G.I.G.O. = “Garbage In, Garbage Out.” What you put into your computer determines what comes out of your computer. 

Dear Christ follower, the same thing is true of your mind. What you feed it will, at some point, influence your behavior. Perhaps Paul had that in mind when he told the Philippian Christ followers, “whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate [think, ponder, consider, muse] on these things. [Philippians 4:8]

He went on to tell them if they fed their minds those kinds of things, that “…the God of peace will be with you. [Philippians 4:9b] One country preacher said, “You should be so saturated with the Word of God that your blood is B[IBLE] positive. If you cut yourself, you should bleed Bible verses!” 

Exaggeration? Yes! But I like his passion for the Word. Would that every Christ follower had that kind of passion for the Bible!  

Maybe we could start living by the maxim: B.I.B.O = “Bible In - Bible Out!” Let’s saturate our minds with the Word of God. The more we do, the more it begins to control our thinking and behavior. With that, we become more like God’s dear Son, our Savior, Jesus the Christ.

be filled with the knowledge of His [God’s] will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God… Colossians 1:9-10

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