Our Heart’s/Mind’s Focus

Let us eat the word and the best diet God gave us that we be restored unto His image.

Philippians 4:8-9 KJV
[8] Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. [9] Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

We by faith choose daily to sit at the feet of God and learn of Him in His word, being led of the Holy Spirit; we are taught God’s love His character. By beholding Him in His word, we become changed.

O woe unto you who abhor change. Do you know that if you do not become changed by God; you cannot not enter His kingdom, be one with Him?

Let us realize the fact of the matter is our bodies do not belong to us. Our thoughts depend heavily upon what we are feeding upon each day. Eating was the choice of our first earthly parents to eat what God commanded them not to eat that brought forth death upon all; and put the plan of salvation into action. A simple choice to disobey God by eating put Jesus on the cross. Eating.

The words below speak volumes, and is in harmony with God’s word on our eating affecting our minds and bodies spiritually and physically.

Our bodies are built up from what we eat and drink, and the character of our spiritual experience depends on what our minds feed upon and assimilate.

By continually dwelling upon the mistakes and defects of others, many become religious dyspeptics.

The Lord has bidden us,
“Whatsoever things are true,
whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just,
whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely,
whatsoever things are of good report;
if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise,
think on these things” (Philippians 4:8).

But those who are so busy in dissecting the words and acts of others to discover all that is objectionable fail to discern the good and pleasant things. They do not eat of the proper food to promote spiritual vitality and healthy growth.

If we keep uppermost in our minds the unkind and unjust acts of others, we shall find it impossible to love them as Christ has loved us; but if our thoughts dwell upon the wondrous love and pity of Christ for us, the same spirit will flow out to others.

We should love and respect one another, notwithstanding the faults and imperfections that we cannot help seeing.

Humility and self-distrust should be cultivated,
and a patient tenderness with the faults of others. This will kill out all narrowing selfishness and make us largehearted and generous.

  • Mind, Character, and Personality Volume 2, 635.

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