I was thinking today of the importance of a filter. I developed a love of photography from my Dad, and it was during that time in my life that I became aware/familiar with filters. A camera filter is used for a variety of reasons including the desire to reduce glare, increase color saturation, or even simply to protect the camera lens itself. In addition to the various reasons to use a camera filter, there are a wealth of different kinds of filters, depending upon whether you want a subtle or drastic change to the change of the picture.
The most common definition for a filter is a device to remove unwanted material. These days my focus on filters is about the most important filter in a Christian’s life – the Bible. All aspects of my life should be filtered through the Word. How I receive and view the would should be filtered through the Word, and how I respond back to the world must, assuredly, be filtered through the Word. My initial thoughts, expressions, and views will be altered maybe subtly or drastically after being filtered through God’s Word.
As my Minister noted a few weeks ago, God’s Word will change:
Worldly Anger to Divine Love
Worldly Lies to Divine Truth
Worldly Defeat to Divine Victory
Worldly Persecution to Divine Patience
Worldly Despair to Divine Hope
Philippians 4:8 “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.”
Glory To God for All That He Has Done
Blessings - Janice
Associate Certified Coach, ICF