Saturday, March 31, 2007

Garbage In = Garbage Out

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.” Philippians 4:8, NIV

Check it: what we put into our heads totally impacts what how we think, how we act, how we treat others, and how we speak. God tells us in the bible verse above to control what we put into our heads. Do you have problems with having bad thoughts? Problems with your language? We all can. We need to take a hard look at what we’re feeding our minds with movies, video games, magazines, music, etc. There is a lot of way violent games, way obscene movies, and other things that we can easily get hooked on. Make an effort to avoid these things, and to put good things in your head. You’ll become a better person.

The world tempts us with all sorts of garbage to put into our minds but God doesn’t want us to fall into its trap.

“Don’t copy the behavior of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is.” Romans 12:2, NLT

You might think its tough to control what we put in our heads, what we think, and what we do. Well you’re right, its tough to the extreme! And without God it would be impossible. If we accept Jesus as our savior the Holy Spirit will come into our life and give us the power we need:

“Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. If your sinful nature controls your mind, there is death. But if the Holy Spirit controls your mind, there is life and peace.” Romans 8:5-6, NLT

Sk8 4 God’s three core values: Courage, Wisdom, and Honor!

This week’s lesson is about courage. It can take courage to live for God . But get stoked on Jesus, fill your head with God’s word, and God will encourage you.

“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.”
1 Corinthians 16:13, NLT


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