G I G O Concept - Programming Tip For Your Computer
How To Program Your Spiritual Computer - GI-GO Concept
In Romans 12:2 .. it says: 2 Don’t live any longer the way this world lives. Let your way of thinking be completely changed. Then you will be able to test what God wants for you. And you will agree that what he wants is right. His plan is good and pleasing and perfect.
Godly behavior is the result of godly thinking.
Perhaps you've heard computer buffs use the term G.I.G.O. - "Garbage In, Garbage Out." .. Input determines output.
What you feed into a computer is what you'll get out. God has given each of us the most fantastic .. the most powerful computer ever know or devised .. YOUR MIND!! What you program into your mind will eventually influence your behavior. That's why you must expose your mind to things that are true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, of good repute, excellent, and worthy of praise (Phil. 4:8).
Paul prayed that we would "walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; [and be] strengthened with all power . . . for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously giving thanks to the Father" (Col. 1:10-12).
Those are marvelous Christian characteristics, but how are they achieved? Verse 9 gives us the answer: "Be filled with the knowledge of [God's] will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding." The Greek word translated "filled" speaks of influence or control. It's the same word Paul uses in Ephesians 5:18: "Be filled [controlled by] the Holy Spirit." When you're filled with the Spirit, He governs our choices. Similarly, when you're filled with the knowledge of God's will, your choices reflect godly wisdom and understanding.
The phrase "spiritual wisdom and understanding" indicates more than merely knowing God's Word. It speaks of applying it to your life under the Spirit's power and direction. As you seek .. as you ASK GOD .. as you prayerfully saturate your mind with God's Word, it begins more and more to control your thinking and behavior. And the Spirit uses the Word .. and The Spirit can use These THOUGHT CONDITIONERS to renew your mind and protect you from conformity to worldly attitudes and actions (Rom. 12:2).