"We are what we eat" is one of my life mottos. What we take into our body in the name of food has a huge outcome in our health. This is not a new nor foreign concept.
When I was a little girl, some people were not happy with my father, so one evening while we were in church, they maliciously put sugar into the gas tank of our car. As we were driving home, the car didn't run well and repairs had to be made. Even cars do poorly with too much sugar!
Younger people are a little more successful at not succumbing to the results of a poor diet, but as we age, and the effects of a lifetime of poor eating build up, the body is less forgiving of such irresponsibility.
All of this is true with our spirit as well. What we allow into our mind inevitably comes out in our speech, attitudes, and behavior. We may think we are hiding it, or maybe we even think coarse talk is cute or will win us favor; but it is just a law of nature that what goes in will come out in some form and often give us away without our realizing it.
To be safe and spiritually healthy, we need to eschew what is questionable and embrace what is wholesome and godly. This is a lesson we all need to remember, no matter what our age.
"Father, in a world filled with heartaches and sorrow
I have found Your love feeds my soul."