Quote for the day

Food & Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Rohn

Words do two major things: they provide food for the mind, and create light for understanding and awareness.”

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4 thoughts on “Quote for the day

  1. This quote encouraged me today to sing a hymn I remember singing as a child. “Wonderful Words of Life”. I am so thankful for these wonderful words that were given to me at a very young age. I think they gave and give me food for the mind and create light for my understanding and awareness of just how important my Faith is.

    Sing them over again to me,
    wonderful words of life;
    let me more of their beauty see,
    wonderful words of life;
    words of life and beauty
    teach me faith and duty.
    Refrain:
    Beautiful words, wonderful words,
    wonderful words of life.
    Beautiful words, wonderful words,
    wonderful words of life.

    2. Christ, the blessed one, gives to all
    wonderful words of life;
    sinner, list to the loving call,
    wonderful words of life;
    all so freely given,
    wooing us to heaven.
    (Refrain)

    3. Sweetly echo the gospel call,
    wonderful words of life;
    offer pardon and peace to all,
    wonderful words of life;
    Jesus, only Savior,
    sanctify forever.
    (Refrain)

  2. I have heard it said ‘we are what we eat.’ A thought I had based on the quote above is that our minds will become a product of the words we feed it. Jesus says in John 1:1 and John 6:51,63 that He, the Word that came down from Heaven, speaks words that give Life for He is the living bread. So if we meditate upon His words continually, chew upon them, process them, and can apply them to real-life situations, we should have healthy minds. And as we do this and speak them to others we will help their minds to be healthy also. The hymn Sara shared above is an example of good food to me because songs get ‘stuck’ in my head and play over and over. So a life-giving song can provide a long, healthy meal.

  3. In Matthew 6:22, Jesus was teaching this principle. He says,”The eye is the lamp of the body. So if your eye is sound, then your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is unsound your whole body will be full of darkness. Therefore, if the very light in you (your conscience) is darkened, how dense is that darkness!”
    If our minds and hearts do not search and seek daily for the LIGHT of God’s Word, our SPIRITUAL) vision soon becomes dim and we begin to see in a dark way, our understanding being clouded. Our life decisions become murky. Compromise becomes plausible. It is the LIGHT of God’s Word shining on every circumstance of our lives, that is “the lamp unto our feet and light unto our paths” (Ps.119. The WONDERFUL WORDS OF LIFE are written in the Scriptures, the Bible.
    The electricity of God’s Word brings understanding, wisdom and spiritual counsel to our lives. Turn on the LIGHT.

  4. “Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you” (Proverbs 4:25).

    And, Message:4:23-27 “Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that’s where life starts. Don’t talk out of both sides of your mouth; avoid careless banter, white lies, and gossip. Keep your eyes straight ahead; ignore all sideshow distractions. Watch your step, and the road will stretch out smooth before you. Look neither right nor left; leave evil in the dust.

    Whatever you focus your mind and heart on, you will have light and walk toward. I like the way Peterson in the Message Bible (above) explains our light and journey walk.

    God said it, there must be truth in what you look at and what you listen to will be the food for your mind. And, the mind gives the light. HUM!

    This becomes a little scary when we hear about depression, discouragement, confusion, forgetfulness, and other mind-binding issues that seems to cause us to search for the right food, herb, or meds to help. And, they seemly do help. But,in the light of Jim Rohn’s quote and Proverbs maybe we could adjust our lighting by the words we hear and speak. And, the words we don’t speak.

    I heard this week about a little tiny plug in for your I-pod that connects someway to a pair of glasses and it brings your video or movie right up to your glasses. “Close man close.” I thought then all those words, sounds and sights right up close to my eyes and ears. I should have lots of food for thought.

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