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Garbage in = Garbage out

Posted by Brandon Patton on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 @ 2:28 PM

Fill your minds with whatever is true, inspiring, honorable, pure, beautiful, encouraging, excellent and exciting.
Phillippians 4:8

Computers are the technological marvel of our modern age. They have altered life as we know it today in a major way. However, the simple truth remains: what you program in is what is coming out. The Bible teaches that our minds and hearts operate the exact same way. What you program in is what is coming out. Beauty in = beauty out. Garbage in = garbage out. Jesus said that "the lamp of the body is the eye". What we stare at determines what we become. Thats why His Word admonishes us to "fill your minds with whatever is true, inspiring, " etc. Unfortunately our culture has reached a place that the profane, obscene, disgusting and disheartening are constantly thrust in our faces. The beautiful is a little harder to find and focus on today. Nevertheless it is absolutely imperative that we as God's "light bearers" refuse to become darkness in the midst of darkness! The beauty of the Creator of the universe has not been diminished one bit by this present darkness! His beauty still abounds for the seeker. I refuse to become a garbage dump for the trash talkers of society! I will fill my mind with His beauty, inspiration, encouragement and hope so I can live as a "light that shines in a dark place"!

Father I thank you that the beauty of the Lord still abounds! I ask you to help me turn away from the profane and focus on the glorious. I praise you for the honor of lighting my world with your hope, encouragement and beauty!

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