I have been off work from the hospital for several weeks after having hand surgery. This week I have had to go to the hospital, though, for several meetings. While there, Glen waited for me so we could continue on to other appointments or meetings.
Today, after my meeting, I glanced down toward his feet. The grass clippings from his shoes gave him away. I knew where he had been during my meeting. He had spent the hour at the driving range. Now, I have no problem with this, in fact, I highly encourage him to enjoy some time in this recreation.
My point is that where, and with whom, we spend our time will always show up in some way, shape or form. Those we are with will somehow rub off onto us. Those things with which we immerse our brains, will come out in our speech and our actions.
If we fill our hearts and minds with the word of God, we will find those truths coming forth in our speech and in the way we treat others. If we make the circumstances of our days opportunities for prayer, we will find praise issuing forth from our lips and our hearts more spontaneously.
My husband didn't even realize he was leaving a small trail of grass clippings, it was just a natural consequence of where he had been. Such will be the life that follows hard after God, His words and His life in and through us will be the spiritual consequence.
"A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh." Luke 6:45