In biblical counseling there is the concept of the "Law of Attraction." Basically it states that we become what we think about --- good or bad. I don't know much about her, or if she is even a Christian, but Mary Renault summarizes the concept well, "In hatred as in love, we grow like the things we brood upon. What we loathe, we graft into our souls."
Perhaps this is why Scripture tells us of the importance to be "transformed by the renewing of our minds," or that what comes out of our mouths is an indicator of what's in our hearts. Maybe that's why Scripture encourages us that, "...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 you have both learned, and seen in me (the Apostle Paul is speaking) do; and the GOD OF PEACE shall be with you." (Phil 4:8-9). (Emphasis added).
What are we putting into our minds? What are we reading, watching, listening to or entertaining ourselves with? Whose company do we keep?
Have you noticed how many people seem to be so angry anymore? Or fearful, lustful, covetous, rude, uncivil, or even entitled?
Maybe, as Scripture makes clear, it's because we're focusing on the wrong things? Maybe we've forgotten that Christ is still on the Throne --- in sovereign power, wisdom, and righteous judgment?
Maybe it's time to return to the simplicity, purity, and power of the Gospel --- and all that means to living a life of obedience, blessing, inner peace, and genuine, biblical joy.
Pastor Bob Morgan is the founding pastor of HCCF. His pastor's "heart-cry" is to see God glorified through the liberating power of the Gospel by leading people to freedom in Christ, and positive, biblical life-change.