People love what they talk about. We all know this to be true. When a person talks about themselves all the time, it makes us feel uncomfortable because they seem to be full of themselves. When someone talks incessantly about sports, we understand that that person really loves sports. They wouldn’t do that if they didn’t love it. Someone who loves cooking will undoubtedly talk about it all the time. If we take that further, we can examine ourselves and know what it is that we love.
I have to begin with myself. If I talk about myself all the time, I love myself and am not considerate of others. Do I speak all the time about my work? Do I only talk about my children? What is it that occupies my mind all day? What I take the time to talk about is inevitably what is on my mind during the day. Is my mind on God? Does God and godly things come out of my mouth easily? Or am I talking constantly about my trips to the mall and about the latest things that I would like to purchase?
I have known quite a few different kinds of religious people. Some spoke of God religiously, showing that they really loved religion and appearing to be religious more than God. However, I also knew a person who spoke genuinely of God and godly issues with a very soft and humble spirit of love. I was and am sure that person truly loved God. It made me think about what is on my mind. What does my mind stray to when I’m driving to work or taking a walk? When I have problems, do I consider how God feels about them and frame my conversations with that in mind?
Life in God is always interesting. There’s always a new revelation around the corner. There’s always something more to be learned about life here on earth and how God leads us through our daily trials. When my mind is on God, it comes out of my mouth.