Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable – if there is any moral excellence and if there is any praise-dwell on these things. Philippians 4:8 HCSB
I once heard a comedian say, “Whatever you eat, you’re going to be. If you eat a lot of fat, greasy food, you become a fat, greasy dude.” Over the years, and many hamburgers later, I found that there is wisdom in that statement. The food that we eat doesn’t just provide us with fuel for that day. It stays with us and changes our bodies, sometimes forever.
The same is true regarding our thoughts and actions. What we do and what we think about can change our very natures. Everything impacts everything. If a teenager gives away her virginity for a night of pleasure, everything in her future is impacted. If a dad in a midlife crisis blows his retirement fund at the casino, it changes the financial future of his family. If a minister is overwhelmed with stress and commits adultery for relief, it can literally impact the spiritual walk of thousands of people.
Lord, may You be pleased with our thoughts and actions.