What do you Allow?
What do you allow your eyes to look upon? What do you allow your ears to hear? The eyes and ears alike allow entrance into your spirit. We see something and we dwell on it; we hear a good song and we sing it. The only way for that to happen is to allow it into our hearts and mind and spirit. David must have known this as he wrote Psalm 101:3 "I will set before my eyes no vile thing." David then goes on to say in verse 6, "My eyes will be on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; he whose walk is blameless will minister to me." David had to have seen some really bad things with all the wars he had been in and the diseases upon his people and more. Yet he decided to only allow his eyes to gaze upon things that weren't vile, but were pleasant and pleasing to his spirit. He then goes on to say he will only allow those who are blameless before the Lord to have input into his spirit. We all like David have many things pulling for our attention and begging to let them into our spirits. I have made a decision to stop watching movies, TV, music videos or anything I see that is unpleasing to the Lord. It is amazing to me to see what many Christians consider all right to allow into their life. If my favorite movie or song speaks my God's name in vain then it will no longer be my favorite, nor will I watch it or listen to it again. My attitude is; you curse my God; you curse me. Cursing is the lowest form of intelligence available to us. It takes absolutely no restraint to curse or be perverted. But we have a higher calling. I ask you to join me in boycotting anything that is vile, perverted, unpleasant as well as things that curse the very god who gave me eternal life. Those things offend the Holy Spirit and yet we do them and wonder why we can't hear what he is saying to us. Ask God to cleanse of you any perverseness that may be pulling at you because of what you allowed into your life. Ask yourself if what you are watching or listening to is pleasing to your heavenly father. Please join me in setting no vile things before our eyes, ears and spirits.
Howard's Helpful Hint: Centered people allow only what is good and pleasing to God in their life.