Guard Your Heart

“Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things” (Philippians 4:8, NIV).

There is an old expression—you are what you eat! It can also be said you are what you think about.

If what you put in your stomach determines your physical health, doesn’t it make sense that what you put in your mind determines your mental and emotional health?

Sociologists say groups of people who become addicted to violence in entertainment become more violent in character. In other words, we start acting like the material we put in our minds.

If you want to be Christ-like, fill your mind with Christ’s thoughts and His stories. Read the Bible every day, not just on Sunday. Get a Bible you understand, an easy translation in the language your heart knows best.

The Bible says, “Guard your heart.” Take offensive action to keep your mind clean by reading God’s Word.

The more you read the Bible, the more like the Bible you will become.

Kimberly Snider is a missionary to the Philippines.

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