I am a person that gets inspired by different individuals on a constant basis. I am quick to recognise good and godly traits in people, and I just automatically admire them; as my aims in life include being an ambassador of Christ on earth, doing good things for His glory, and somehow bringing peace to the earth through living by the Spirit. For example, I have a friend (who actually isn’t a Christian) whose integrity is rather intriguing. (Due to certain periods in my past, I have been exposed to certain areas of life which I wish I hadn’t, but I know God made me go through those things for a reason) The ability of not being moved by certain things is very dear to me, and this is part of the reason why I like my friend…he is very straight forward.
To illustrate my point, someone could make a joke about someone else having a strange voice. Some of us may laugh at the joke and say it’s just a joke or whatnot, but he’d rather not; so basically you can say he is a grounded individual (not necessarily uptight, but just an assertive person). This I admire much and this I can say is definitely a characteristic of Jesus. Sometimes we tend not to question certain parts of us; out humor for example and we need to ask ourselves if it is OK based on the word of God?
That was slightly moving away from the topic, LOL, but I think that dwelling on the Word of God goes a long way! It will affect your speech, your conduct, humor (although it is unique for everyone but will still be of God), faith and many more areas of your life. I recall reading a daily devotional that these words were included in:
“Now you can’t spend all day studying the Bible, but you can think about it throughout the day, recalling verses you’ve read, mulling over them in your mind. Meditation isn’t some mysterious ritual, its simply focused thinking – a skill anybody can learn. When you think about a problem over and over, that’s called worry. When you think about God’s word over and over, that’s called meditation…”
Deep right? Whatever is in the heart will surely come out, so let’s mold our hearts to the things of God by dwelling on His Word and things that are good, etc, (Colossians 3 vs 2-11) and let the things of God come out for everyone to see so that praise can be given to Him.
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