‘Whatever things are true, ‘ noble,’ just, ‘pure’ ‘lovely’ whatever things are of good report, ‘praiseworthy’ meditate on these things. Philippians 4:8 (NKJV)
Yeshua said ‘out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks’ (Matthew 12:34). In other words, whatever is in the heart of a person, will sooner or later come out of their mouth. If you realise what you are saying, you would be shocked! In the world of computers, there is a phrase: ‘rubbish in, rubbish out’. You can only get out of a computer, what you have first put in. So what are you programming your mind with? Paul’s advice is to fill your mind with things that are good and pure. If your mind and heart are filled with such things, then those things will flow from your speech. ‘Filling your mind’ means to read, to watch, to look at, and meditate on. There are a multitude of ways in which you can do this; reading the Bible, watching dramatisations of the Bible, or DVDs which glorify Him, listening to worship music, memorising scripture, walking and looking at the beauty of creation, discussing Yehovah with friends, and talking about what He has done in your life. Joining with the family of Yehovah in corporate worship, and in weekly groups, is a good way of filling your mind, and your time. You grow in faith when you share what you have with others; maybe you could help with a homeless project or soup kitchen, perhaps you could help in the creche, allowing an exhausted new mum to enjoy fellowship? Both within your local fellowship, and in the community around you, are hundreds of ways that you can bless others with the overflow of a heart full of Yehovah.