A Good Filling Up

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Today's reading: Philippians 4:8

One of the first things we do when we want our physical body to function at its best is be mindful of our diet. We're careful and intentional about making healthy choices, selecting lean meats, protein, fresh vegetables and fruits rather than processed foods laden with sugar, carbs, fat and other less than optimal ingredients. And as our eating habits change, our body is the benefactor.

The same is true when it comes to our minds. If we desire to have our mind function at its best so that we can live fully for God, we must be intentional about what we are filling it up with. Thus Paul's clear instruction to think about and fix our thoughts on truth and on things that are good, moral, wholesome and, ultimately, on God.

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." (Philippians 4:8)

Take a few minutes and think back over the past few days. What kinds of things have you been filling your mind with each day? Identify the good things and the not so good. Are there certain things that you need to cut out (television shows, music, books, internet time, etc.)? Choose one not-so-good thing to remove and then replace it with something true, pure, lovely and God honoring. Tami

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Tami,

I enjoyed your lesson today and how practical that you made it for us who read and enjoy your lesson/blog/Bible study!
Just like we are intentional about what we consume physically we should be just as careful about what we take in our minds/thoughts and eyes.

Our choices should be to bring honor to Jesus and glorify Him

I pray that others will come to your blog and delight us with their comments too.

Tami,

Good lesson,again!
We should be more careful with what we consume in our spiritual life/ our mind,thoughts,words and action than our physical consumption although both are important.
I thought, you chose a good illustration today.

I pray that others will join to read this study and leave a comment so we can all enjoy how God's Word is helping His children to grow in Him.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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