Our minds control everything else about us. Our thoughts influence our feelings. Our feelings impact our actions.
What you think matters, because everything starts in the mind. To be a responsible person, you have to control your thoughts.
But let me relieve you of a little false guilt: You’re not responsible for every stray thought that passes through your mind.
You are responsible for how you deal with those stray thoughts. Martin Luther said it like this: “You can’t keep the birds from flying over your head, but you can keep them from building a nest in your hair.”
God will hold us accountable for what we allow to enter our minds.
Be careful what you watch! People watching such shows have told me, “When I go see those kinds of things, it just doesn’t phase me. It doesn’t bother me. It doesn’t affect me.”
But that’s just not true!
Scientists have done study after study that says you never really forget any scene you see. Even if you don’t consciously recall the scene, that idea will come right back to your mind — in living color — when something else stimulates the thought.
In other words, “Garbage in, garbage out.”
One of Satan’s greatest tricks for attracting us to sinful lifestyles is comedy. That’s why on television or in movies, deviant behavior always starts in a comedic situation. If Satan can get us laughing at something that is sinful, we are in trouble.
Sin isn’t funny. Sin put Jesus on the cross.
What are you filling your brain with?
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Pastor Dickie and Tammy