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1106th -- Message On Protecting Our Mind


It is important that we always remember and keep in mind that our body is 
a vessel that is affected by what enters into it. So many times we eat 
things that we know we shouldn't eat and often times we pay the price for 
doing so. What we must be conscious to is that just as our body is 
affected by the things that we eat, our mind is also affected by the 
things that enter into it. The things we watch, the things we read and 
listen to enter into our being much more than we can possibly know and 
very subtly we begin to change based on those things that we've meditated 
and thought upon. Whether good or bad, we become what we continually feed 
upon. Just as a farmer plants seeds in the ground expecting to receive a 
harvest from those seeds, we also reap the same harvest of the seeds that 
we are sowing into our own life.

Planting the appropriate seeds also applies to who we associate ourselves 
with. We must think about the company that we are keeping and see if 
those people are making us better, if they are adding to our life, if they 
are influencing us in a positive way and challenging us to reach higher 
than we've ever reached before. The company we keep can also be compared 
to seeds being sown. Are they encouraging and uplifting our life or are 
they condemning us, judging us or questioning our motives. Just as 
positive words lift up one's spirit, so do condemning or discouraging 
words bring down one's spirit. There is an old quote that says “One bad 
apple spoils the bunch.” This isn't just a myth, but it is a proven fact.
When an apple is infested with mold, it will contaminate other apples 
within its vicinity and in turn those apples will contaminate all of the 
other apples in that basket.

One bad apple does spoil a bunch and one bad influence can take our life 
in a different direction unless we take appropriate action. We must be 
wise enough to know that our life is much more important and valuable than 
to let one bad influence affect us and take us off the right track. We 
must be strong enough to let go of every bad influence and every negative 
person who tries to bring us down and only hold on to those who celebrate 
us, lift us up and believe in us as we should believe in ourselves. There 
are far too many people who love us and who want to be in our presence, so 
don't fret or worry about those who wish to bring you down. Be strong 
enough to let go of the bad apples and hold on to the strong and positive 
people who love you and wish for you to succeed in life.

Always remember and keep in mind that your life, your mind and your heart 
is like a fertile garden and whatever seeds enters into it will take root 
and bring forth the same harvest that were sown into you. Don't allow the 
negativity or fear of this world to enter into your heart and change your 
thinking. Believe God's Word and know that His plans for you are for good 
and not for evil and they are meant to give you an expected end. The Bible
declares in 2 Timothy 1:7 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; 
but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” Think on the right 
things, allow only good, positive and uplifting thoughts to enter into 
your heart and surround yourself with only those who love you, celebrate 
you, believe in you and lift you up. When you do you will see your life 
change in the most magnificent of ways and those good seeds that you've 
sown will bring forth a good harvest over your life. 
(Jeremiah 29:11) (Proverbs 4:20-25) (Ephesians 4:29-30)

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Galatians 6:7-8 “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man 
soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of 
the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the 
Spirit reap life everlasting.”

Philippians 3:13-14 “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but 
this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching
forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the 
prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

Psalm 84:11-12 “For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give 
grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that walk 
uprightly. O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in Thee.”

Proverbs 8:32-36 “Now therefore hearken unto Me, O ye children: for
blessed are they that keep My ways. Hear instruction, and be wise, and 
refuse it not. Blessed is the man that heareth Me, watching daily at My 
gates, waiting at the posts of My doors. For whoso findeth Me findeth 
life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD. But he that sinneth against Me 
wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate Me love death.”

Philippians 4:8-9 “Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever
things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, 
whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if 
there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. 
Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen
in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible. 

Today’s Selected Poem: DROP A PEBBLE IN THE WATER
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem63.htm 

Today’s Selected Testimony: THE LORD ALWAYS PROVIDES
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony184.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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