Keep Your Mind

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Does it matter what you allow into your life?

Does it matter who you choose as your closest friends?

Does it matter what you choose to watch on television or at the movie theater?

Does it matter what you choose to read?

Does it matter what organizations you choose to be affiliated with?

Does it matter who you choose to date?

Does it matter who you choose to marry?

Does it matter if you choose to go to church?

Does it matter if you pray?

Does it matter if you choose to be obedient to God?

Does it matter if you choose to seek God’s will each day?

Will any of these choices really have an affect on you?

Where I live, white ibis birds frequently come to my yard to search for food.

Today, I saw a scarlet ibis.

It looked exactly like the white ones, except it was a bright orange-red color.

In doing some research, I found that the diet of the bird causes the color to be orange.

It eats a lot of red crustaceans.

A long time ago, there used to be a popular saying: “You are what you eat.”

Well, in this case, this bird looked like what it had been habitually eating.

What we choose to do in our lives may not actually change our outward appearance, although it could.

What we choose to do or not to do in our lives will certainly change our attitudes, our outlook, our behavior and —-in the end—-our final destination.

If we choose to allow what God wants for us in our lives, we are going to be changed accordingly.

If we choose to allow things in our lives that He would not choose, we are still going to be changed—but to our detriment.

Colossians 3:2 reads, “Keep your mind on things above, not on worldly things.”

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2 comments on “Keep Your Mind

  1. aussiebirder says:

    A Great blog and great pic Myra, with an essential truth, using the bird as an illustration. My book I am waiting to publish does this sort of thing with Australian birds. We are a product of what we take into our lives and how and with who we spend our time. That is why I counsel people to make sure their Balcony people outnumber their Basement people in their life so that we remain positively encouraged and influenced for GOoD

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