"Above all else, guard your affections, for they influence everything else in your life."
Proverbs 4:23 (TLB).
John Mark in Mark 7:20, while talking about inner purity says, "It is the thought-life that pollutes."
Have you heard it said, "Sow a thought, reap an act?!?" Well, let's run a check on our actions. When we do (the good, the bad and the ugly), we can trace our actions back to our thought-lives. We are bombarded with "junk" that not only influences but also infects our thinking and pollutes our thought-lives.
If I'm truly honest with myself (it's easier to dump off my excuses on anyone else...LOL), my Christian walk and talk 'issues' are fueled by "stinkin' thinkin'"! (You have some issues too...LOL.) God's Word can and will override our stinkin' thinkin' if we keep it at the forefront of our lives.
"Whatever God says to us is full of living power; it is sharper than the sharpest dagger, cutting swift and deep into our inner most thoughts and desires with all their parts, exposing us for what we really are." Hebrews 4:12 TLB
Ouch and AMEN!